Calgary takes the season series against the Dallas for the first time in a long time. It wasn’t easy either. If you shut off the TV after the first period then maybe you would’ve though the game was in the bag. But in a 60 minute hockey game anything goes and for Dallas, they clawed back and sent the game to overtime. Another 3 point game which probably made Western Division rivals cringe.

But then again, it’s not like anybody else is helping the Flames.

LA played Detroit, LA won. Anaheim played NY, the Ducks won too. Chicago V Tampa, that was a 3 point night. St Lou beat Columbus, in OT, another 3 point game.

The wrong teams are winning and the wrong teams are getting loser points (not that I’m complaining since Calgary has a few too.)

It’s do or die from here on in, every game. Calgary can only take care of their business, and tonite it took a shoot-out to capture the full two points.

The goalie battle between Kipper and Lethonen went into extra time with Kiprusoff prevailing. Curtis Glencross potted the shoot-out winner.

Calgary had a 3-0 lead early in the first, which was good considering the teams’ answer to a #1 center righ tnow is DAVID MOSS…… Not really a winning solution.

Dallas chipped away to tie, but the Flames took two points to send them into Phoenix tomorrow night where they play another team fighting to stay on top of the playoff race.

Only thing left to see is whether Kipper will make his 23rd consecutive start.