I would’ve been happy with a point. Outplayed at times, the Flames got into penalty trouble, repeatedly, yet somehow dug down deep to pull off a franchise record 10 straight wins. They needed a shoot-out to complete the feat, but when you’re riding a hot goalie, anything’s possible (even with Dennis Wideman playing minutes in the final minute of the game….)
This game wowed the hometown crowd, chalk full of superstardom, hits, big plays, and clutch performances, something we’ll get to see more of come playoff time. Where the Flames wind up in the standings is anybody’s guess, but I’ll go out ‘on a limb’ and say they’ll be in the post-season. Right now they sit 2nd in the Division. Can they hold on? They’re playing awesome hockey, peaking at the right time, but they’ll need to round out their game in order to maintain consistency, and every win is a step in that direction.