I think that the Flames were pretty lucky to get a point out of that game, as San Jose was in control for most of it. Some really fortunate bounces Calgary’s way kept the game close, and some bad goaltending on the Sharks’ behalf directly resulted in a late Flames lead. But the way the Sharks came on in the third and with the Flames were on their heels, you just knew that it couldn’t last.
What’s funny is that the Flames (8th) meet St. Louis (13th) now in back-to-back games. If the Blues win both games, Calgary will take sole possession of 13th from St. Louis. And that would mean that the last two months of 700 hockey by the Flames will have moved them up one position in the race for the postseason. I guess that is that parity we’ve all been told is such a great thing.