Big two points. Actually maybe just one point, the other point was small as it gave Dallas the loser point and came in a shootout – which actually could effect the standings. The Flames had a 3-0 lead in the first period and then let the Stars back in it one period – one goal - at a time.
So now we look like this, with just over a month to go is it too early to be doing daily playoff standing checks?
That pesky game-in-hand still lingers, but if somehow the Flames can win tonight in Phoenix, then they are all but guaranteed to make the playoffs. At 75% their odds are better than they have been all year, and a win tonight will increase that to 85%. They could then play 500 hockey and still make it. It’s too early to say it’s going to happen, but three months ago I figured Calgary had a Hindu’s hope in heaven of making it.