Mark Giordano was more than a little miffed when the media throng in Calgary suggested his club’s improbably push toward a playoff spot could be over in the absence of their captain. He might have had a reason to be ticked.
The Flames first two games without Giordano may have resulted in a split, but they were outplayed in both, and clearly outplayed in the victory in Philly, suggesting that it was only a matter of time before they slipped out of contention and out of the race.
Not so fast. Tonight the Flames beat the Bruins in a shoot out, final score 4-3, and were full marks for hanging with the Bruins and finding two points.