While giving up a two goal lead may be surmountable, a three goal lead is not. At least not against the West-leading Ducks, in their own barn, where Calgary hasn’t won in 19 straight tries.
It was close though. The Flames gave up a goal late in the second period (5 seconds left) that was a tough one to take. Deryk Engelland let him man walk out from the corner and Jonas Hiller let a soft goal beat him five-hole. That made it 3-0 heading into the third.
Calgary made a game of it, as they scored early enough in the third period. Then with 3:30 left in the game, Hartley pulled Hiller early (again) and Johnny Gaudreau scored to bring the Flames within one. However the goal was kicked in, therefore disallowed. Calgary scored again with 25 seconds remaining to legally pull within one, but it was too little to late. If the goal Johnny wasn’t disallowed we would have gone to OT. But it wasn’t. So we didn’t.