Flames in six! Flames in six!

Thursday, 29 April 2004 — 10:50pm

A month ago, I would not have believed for a second that I would spend this particular night at the Saddledome watching the Calgary Flames in, of all things, the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Game 4 was fun, no doubt about that. It would have been more fun if they had won. Though there was a lot of ball-dropping (puck-dropping?) all over the map before and after, the back-to-back goals in the middle of the second period was about as much of a prolonged collective orgasm of excitement as one can expect to see under a single roof at a given point in time. And despite three majors and a misconduct with three seconds on the clock, you’d have to admit, the fight at the end was mildly entertaining amidst a solemn sea of red.

I believe tonight was the first time I attended a Flames game since Jarome Iginla’s debut series so many years ago, but if there ever was a year to be following this team, it’s this one. Not to jinx them, but who knows when they might make it this far again? And speaking of making it however so far, mark my words: we’re taking this one in six, damnit.

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