For the first time in 11 games Calgary loses in regulation. And what does that mean? Well they are now out of a playoff spot. What’s worse is that the Kings are one point back with three games in hand, and Chicago is two points back with two games in hand. Those games in hand are going to be the death of the Flames’ playoff hopes.
All told the Vancouver game was a good one, the effort from Calgary was there and no one screwed up badly enough to singlehandedly lose the game. They were just up against a better team (with a better powerplay – 2 goals) and they lost. It’s going to happen, now we just have to see how well the Flames rebound from this.