For the first time in a long time, Calgary actually played better than Chicago. And even stranger? The Flames are a playoff team as of today.
At the risk of sounding negative, getting into a playoff spot is only half the battle, staying there is the other. Just to show how little this means… if the teams that are below Calgary, L.A., Minnesota, Chicago, Colorado, Columbus and St. Louis, all win the games-in-hand they have on the Flames – the Flames would find themselves back in 14th place. It’s true, six teams could pass Calgary just by winning their games in hand, and the Flames would once again be ahead of only the lowly Oilers. Yikes.