The Flames lost to _________ (insert any team) on ________ (insert any night) to keep them _____ (insert number of points) out of a playoff spot. Here is how the game went.
The Flames scored first (and sometimes second and third) in the first period. However they didn’t even show up in the second period to let _Dallas_ back in the game. They battled back to tie it in the third, but lost a heart-breaker in
the final minute or overtime or the shootout.
The kicker with the loser point is that it is like playing .500 hockey, which we all know isn’t good enough. But for some reason people think that getting a point is okay. You can’t play .500 hockey at this time of year and expect to make the playoffs, or even maintain your position.
Here are the last 10 games records for the five teams fighting for the final two playoff spots. Dallas is 7-1-2, all signs point to making it. San Jose has really stunk it up lately at 2-7-1, and they are likely going to be passed by L.A. – if the Kings can play better hockey than .500 at 4-4-2. Colorado is 6-4-0, which is only 2 games above .500, but enough to pass Calgary’s 3-3-4 record.