Fate of the Flames: Calgary Needs Wins and a Little Luck from the Hockey Gods

March 8th, 2010 by Daniel Sallows Leave a reply »
They are on and off again like Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee.

More up and down then a song by Great Big Sea.

Which is why the Calgary Flames find themselves on the outside looking in, when it comes to the Western Conference playoff race.

Something that will take more of what we saw in the Flames last two games, along with a little help from the hockey gods, to alter. And it will start with tomorrow night's game against the Detroit Red Wings, the very team Calgary is chasing for the eighth and final spot in the West.

It is a must-win game for a club that probably hasn't been together long enough to control its destiny. All the Flames can do is continue to play hard, drive to the net, and pick up some greasy goals, which may be too tall an order against a Wings team that is finally getting healthy and looks poised to do some damage come playoff time.

This is a game to test just how good the Flames can be, and how far down they can dig in order to make a run, if they do indeed make a playoff birth.

It is highly unlikely it will be the Wings that surrender the spot, though, and the only oth ...

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