Playoff series are a practice in attrition. Teams and players that are willing to go the extra mile, chase down that loose puck, finish every check may not see the proceeds from their efforts in game one, or game two but sooner or later the tide turns and their work pays off.
The Flames have punished the Canucks at every turn, starting in game two and continuing through game four, and are seeing the fruits of their labour with a 3-1 victory at the Saddledome to take an identical 3-1 lead in the series.
The Flames now have three kicks at putting a dagger in the Canucks starting Thursday night in Vancouver. The improbable season continues with the only way the Flames now fail to advance to the second round is to lose three straight and drop a seven game series. We’re all getting tired of these questions I’m sure, but who would have taken that back in October?
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