Flames 3 – Predators 2 (SO)

02 Feb

That’s five. So the eight-wins-in-a-row idea is not only possible, it’s downright plausible. Wha? Well, early January my prediction was that the Flames needed to win eight games in a row to get back to eighth. The idea is that however many points out of a playoff spot you are, you need 2-3x that many points to get there. Case in point, the Flames went in to last night’s game two points out of a playoff spot, they won the two points, and find themselves now two points out of a playoff spot. It’s not a one team league and it’s not a matter of how many points back you are. It’s how many teams are ahead of you and (most importantly) how many points you get to. Believe that.

Regarding the game specifically? I thought we got Pekkarinned in the first, and if it wasn’t for Pardy’s craptastic defensive skills we likely wouldn’t have had to battle back from two one-goal deficits. Luckily for Stajan and the Flames, Rinne let in a real softy and Sarich head-faked Carey Wilson’s kid for a nice goal to send it to overtime. I laughed when both of Nashville’s Wilson (#33) and Suter (#20) jerseys were on the ice. It’s like the past 20 years never even happened.

  1. Zzzzzz

    February 2, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    I haven’t done the math, but I’m pretty sure the Flames can’t afford to lose five in a row after this.

    And what a goal by Sidney Sarich! Coach Sutter, it’s time to give him a whirl as the No. 1 centre. If he sucks in that role, it’s OK b/c no one will ever notice.

    ps – Will you be expanding your game-by-game coverage now that Kotalik is with the Abbotsford Heaters?

  2. Head Coach

    February 4, 2011 at 7:20 am

    You know what they say, if you can’t say anything nice then don’t say anything at all.