When the Flames made their march to the cup final in 2004 there were a few common threads in all four series.
The games were tight.
Martin Gelinas scored game winners.
And the team created chaos in the last few minutes of games they lost. They hated to lose, and never went down quietly.
The Canucks were full marks for winning game two in Vancouver on Friday night, winning the game 4-1 and evening the series 1-1 heading to Calgary for games three and four. But the Flames made it interesting late both with a goal in the final four minutes and a brawl at the end that very much served notice that this series is bound to get physical and even more intense before a victor is named.
Playoff hockey is fun.
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