Edmonton Oilers defenceman Brett Kulak crashes into the net in front of Calgary Flames goaltender Jacob Markstrom and defenceman Noah Hanifin at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 26, 2022.

It’s about time they ran it back. After all, 1991 was a long time ago.

A Battle of Alberta with a shot at the conference finals at stake. Does it get any better than that for sports fans in this part of the world?

With their win in Game 7 against the Dallas Stars on Sunday evening, the Flames booked their ticket to Round 2 of the playoffs and did their part to ensure that Albertans get the matchup they’ve been dreaming about for 31 years.

The matchup also guarantees that an Albertan team will be playing in the third round for the first time since the Oilers went to the Stanley Cup final in 2006. So yeah, tensions are going to be running high around these parts for the next little while.

Here’s five things to know about the Flames-Oilers series:

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