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This Never Happened

Well that didn’t go quite as planned for the Calgary Flames.  While the series overall against the Edmonton Oilers is 4-1, the Flames desperately needed those two points to stay afloat in this playoff race.  There isn’t much to say as we all agreed that game didn’t happen according to this:

This game never happened. Agreed? Agreed. — @Kent_Wilson

So with that, I move on to a less depressing topic.

Looking ahead, the Flames have 3 games in the month of February, 17 in March, and 2 in April.  That leaves 22 games, that’s 44 points up in the air.  Those 44 points could make or break the season.  Out of those 44 points, only 6 points will be outside of the conference.  That means, every win helps the Flames not only advance but also knock deny someone in the conference a chance to advance.  This is all important as the Flames hang in limbo between playoff berth and going home April 7th.

The Flames do have a chance to secure the 7th or 8th spot in the Western Conference.  Do they have the abilities to advance past the first round?  Well that will rely heavily on their ability to hold it together, become healthy, and who they are matched against.  Securing the 7th place spot does have them facing the Vancouver Canucks right now, which if this season has shown anything, it’s that they are a pretty evenly matched team and the wins could go either way.  As for a game against Detroit?  Well that’s a wholenother headache.

The puck drops again Thursday at home against the Phoenix Coyotes.  Flames should look at this as a chance to rebound from tonight and move on from this game.

Until then–

Go Flames Go!

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