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Flames fans react to team officially being eliminated from playoffs

Rob Williams Mar 27, 2018 10:08 am 621

It ended in a whimper.

After the season they had, it was probably appropriate.

Outshot 29-23, the Calgary Flames lost 3-0 in Los Angeles on Monday, officially eliminating them from the Stanley Cup playoffs. It was their sixth loss in a row.

The wheels came off ever since Mike Smith went down with an injury, and the team never recovered – even once he returned to the lineup. The Flames went 6-13-2 since February 13 – a collapse of incredible proportions.

The Travis Hamonic trade looks like a potential disaster, as the first round draft pick they gave up to get him is now a lottery pick for the Islanders.

Glen Gulutzan, who had two famous meltdowns at practice this year, is on the hot seat.

It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Calgary was supposed to have one of the best bluelines in the league. Combined with talent up front and stability in goal, most had the Flames pegged as a playoff team.

So when it came to an end – officially – Flames fans were understandably upset.

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Rob Williams
Man of the people, voice of the fans. Daily Hive Sports Editor.

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