An unbelievable playoff atmosphere in Calgary kicked off with a tail gate party at 5pm, and a crowded red laded building oddly devoid of Vancouver Blue compared to previous regular season and playoff games in Calgary. The Flames brought their physical “A” game, punishing the Canucks from the opening face off, skating away with a much deserved 4-2 win on Saddledome ice, the first playoff game played in Calgary since 2009, over 2100 days ago.
The win gives the Flames a 2-1 lead in the series, meaning the Canucks will now have to beat the Flames three times in the remaining four games to advance into a series that looks to be hosted by Anaheim Ducks.
The unreal season just keeps getting more and more real.
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