A look at the schedule before this five game road trip, showed 12 of the teams final 19 games to be played on home ice. In a heating battle with the Predators and Kings for the final two playoff spots, you had that feeling that surviving this road trip in decent shape would go a long way towards securing a playoff spot for the Calgary Flames.
A .500 trip was a must, but a six point trip would even be better as they headed out for their first game of the trip in Vancouver.
Now four games in and one to go, and the Flames have points in all four games, and three wins in a row in four nights, as they continued their hot streak in white silks in Florida tonight, turning back the Panthers by a 4-2 score on the strength of a great performance by back up stopper Chad Johnson.
On to Carolina to make a great trip potentially even greater.
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