It’s been 31 years since the Flames have lost four straight regular season games to the Edmonton Oilers, 31 years! Four in a row is a lot, so it doesn’t say a lot about the talents of either team, though it does speak to how long the Flames franchise has been in Calgary which is cool in itself. Recently however the Flames have owned the season series year by year dominating their Northern neighbours who couldn’t keep out of their own way.
Tonight the Oilers did just that, as a mix of a lack of Calgary finish and some spotty Flames goaltending led to a 7-3 win for the Oilers on Calgary ice on Saturday night.
The loss hurts for the Flames playoff chances, and almost certainly means the Oilers will finish ahead of the Flames for the first time in either of my kid’s lives; I liked it better the other way!