First-round breakdown: Red Wings vs. Flames

Updated: April 9, 2007, 4:50 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

There is no such thing as a soft touch in the ultra-competitive Western Conference, and there are many who think the Flames are a good match for the Red Wings, who hit the 100-point mark for the seventh straight regular season.

The Flames backed into the playoffs when the hard-charging Colorado Avalanche lost Saturday to Nashville, negating what would have been a winner-take-all showdown Sunday night. The streaky Flames entered Sunday's meaningless game with Colorado having lost three straight ...

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