Well they did it again. Just when you thought they were down and out the Flames came back from a 3-0 deficit to beat Boston with 2 seconds to go in overtime.
Calgary is 3 points up on L.A. – who has a game in hand – for the final wildcard spot. That said, there are three teams within one point of each other so L.A. is basically chasing three teams. According to SportsClubStats, the odds of Calgary making the playoffs still sits at 84%, but the game against Minnesota has pretty big implications on those numbers.
Interestingly, if the Flames play .500 hockey from here on out they will not make the playoffs. They will finish at 92 points which is good for 9th. They need at least one more point, as 93 seems to be the magic number. Only 25 more games to go!
Jiri Hudler scored twice to help erase a three-goal deficit and TJ Brodie completed the rally with the winner at 4:58 of overtime to defeat the Boston Bruins 4-3 at Scotiabank Saddledome. David Jones also scored for the Flames (32-22-3), who have an NHL-leading 10 wins this season when trailing after 40 minutes. Calgary has scored 72 third-period goals, shared with the Tampa Bay Lightning as the most in the League this season. The Flames have allowed the fewest at 38.