Friday, March 23, 2007

Calgary Wins, and Keeping Pace isn't Enough

Thanks to a game-tying goal by Craig Conroy with just over three minutes to go in last night's Nashville-Calgary game, the Flames got a much needed point and an extra one in OT. This marks two straight wins for the Flames the top two teams in the conference, Detroit and Nashville.

The Avs have done just as well, beating the Oilers 5-1 on Wednesday with another game against Edmonton tonight.

But keeping pace isn't enough. True, the Avs control their own destiny, but that's assuming we win the rest of our games, including the two remaining against Calgary.

The Flames are the best home team in the league, and it is very likely that we will split the remaining two games. If that scenario were to take place, the Avs would no longer control their own destiny. Of course, the second of the two games happens to be the final game of the regular season.

Focusing on tonight's game, it's one that should be a win for the Avs. But how many times have we said that when the Avs end up on the wrong side of the scoreboard? After getting out to a 5-0 league, the Avs played a reserved third period, and if that carries over into this game, this could very easily turn into Edmonton's first win since the deadline.

And I will be blogging right after the game tonight.

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