Is it time for the Calgary Flames to strive for the 1st overall pick?

08 Feb

Before the Vancouver Canucks game they showed a stat stating Calgary needs to have a .704 winning percentage for the remainder of the season if they expect to make the playoffs. That’s based on 94 points being the cutoff and even though you can say that the Pacific division is terrible this year, it still works out time and time again that 94 points gets you in, 93 leaves you out.

Sp what does a .704 winning percentage look like? Well, that’s winning (not shootout/OT losing) two out of every three games from here on out. AND… winning three out of four games at least a couple of times.

Only the Washington Capitals have a winning percentage that good this year, and their record is 38-9. Which is an incredible 29 games above .500. Even Chicago can’t maintain a .704 winning percentage – and they are 20 games above .500.

I say we start to tank, see if we can tear the 1st overall pick from the clutches of the lowly Edmonton Oilers. Lord knows they don’t know what to do with it.

Columbus Blue Jackets 2, Calgary Flames 1

William Karlsson scored two goals, and Joonas Korpisalo made 30 saves to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 2-1 win against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome on Friday.

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Calgary Flames 4, Vancouver Canucks 1

Michael Frolik opened the scoring 6:25 into the second period and Hiller helped Calgary hold that 1-0 lead until Sean Monahan added an insurance goal with 4:53 left in the third.Mikael Backlund and Sam Bennett had empty-net goals as Calgary (23-25-3) bounced back from a 2-1 home loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday to get their second win in the past six games.

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