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On To The Next Round For The Calgary Flames

from Eric Francis of Sportsnet,

If there was ever any question the Flames would be ready for the last-gasp battle sure to be thrown their way, it was answered two seconds in.

Milan Lucic flexed his extensive playoff muscles by dropping the mitts off the opening draw with Nathan Beaulieu, scoring a decisive victory over the Jets defenceman.

After speaking the day earlier about proving to themselves and others they wouldn’t back down from the obvious push from a desperate and depleted Winnipeg club, they backed it up in every way.

Game on.

Just 20 minutes later, it was essentially game over, thanks largely to the efforts of Lucic and his third line.

A Flames team that promised it had learned valuable lessons from last year’s playoff meltdown demonstrated exactly that with an early lead, followed by a clinical shutdown they weren’t capable of during the Colorado Collapse of 2019.


Game highlights are below.

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