You can’t write about sports in Edmonton without writing about sports in Calgary. It’s just the way it works. Read MoreJONES: Expect repercussions in Calgary after huge Game 6 Flameout against Dallas — Edmonton Sun
Four days earlier Calgary fans were quite enjoying the contrast between the booted-out-of-their-own-bubble Oilers and the surprisingly fabulous Flames being led by former Edmonton goaltender Cam Talbot.
Calgary was 15 seconds away from taking a three-games-to-one series lead over the Dallas Stars when they ended up in overtime and lost the game.
Thursday, the Flames became the first team in the history of the Stanley Cup playoffs to be ahead by three goals and then behind by four in the same game.
From Calgary’s trip to the final in 2004 to defeating Vancouver in the opening round in 2015, it was a steady stream of one-and-done for the Flameouts. In 2016, the Flames missed the playoffs. They were swept by Anaheim in 2017, missed again in 2018 and were out in five to Colorado last year.