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Flames make promo video wishing Stampeders luck in CFL West Final

Calgary's NHL franchise rooting on counterparts before big game

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After hockey practice, the Calgary Flames had a little football practice.

The team filmed a video of the players throwing and punting [yes, with skates on] a football around their practice rink as a special good luck wish to the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League.

Tweet from @NHLFlames: Good luck to the @calstampeders - let's take the Western Final boys! #GoStampsGoWestern Final Ticket Options ~ https://t.co/J3VQvXNcW7 pic.twitter.com/0zoiagT1Pc

The Flames showed off their impressive skills, which included a pretty decent looking punt with a skated foot and a leaping catch, as a way of trying to pump up the Stampeders, who will take on the favored Edmonton Eskimos in Sunday's CFL West Final. The winner will head to the 2017 Grey Cup.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders will face Toronto Argonauts in the East Final, also on Sunday.

After tossing the pigskin around, the Flames donned Stampeders helmets and skated through a giant inflatable Stampeders helmet while waving a giant flag with the team's logo. One player shouts "Good luck in the playoffs, boys!" A few others spike footballs.

Stick around to the end for some laughs, as an errant throw bounces off a Stampeders helmet and what appears to be defenseman Dougie Hamilton wearing a Stampeders helmet and throwing a football from a full windup as if he were a baseball pitcher.

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