In an 82 game schedule you see a lot of meaningful games, but then quite a few others that just don’t seem to have that easy grasp story line just waiting to write itself.
Tonight there are almost a half dozen angles that are dying to be game stories, so you fight to pick the one most appropriate. Bob Hartley’s coaching would be a dandy. Reto Berra’s first game in the NHL is an easy mark. The St. Louis story connection that was all over the box score yet another example.
But given the fact that the Flames haven’t won a game in Chicago in ten tries coming in, a streak that included a blown 5-0 lead a few years back you had to almost laugh at the fact that a team stripped of most of its high priced talent (30th in the league in payroll) would ride a rookie goalender to a 3-2 overtime win and snap the streak.
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