Well if you thought there may be a slight chance still, there is nothing like a four-game losing streak to squash all of your hopes. And who did Sutter put out there when the season was (once again) on the line? Stajan, Stempniak, Jones, Comeau. Those were your shootout heros… they combined for a total of zero goals. Cripes.
The Flames dominated the first period, outshooting the Wild 17-4, but that was all they had for the game as Minnesota not only came back to tie it when down by two – you’ll remember that is what happened last time as well – but this time they won in the shootout.
So if the Flames season wasn’t already over before, it sure as hell is over now.