It wasn’t meant to be for the 2019 edition of the Calgary Flames. The Flames which trailed the best of 7 series looked to claw back into it on Good Friday. Colorado had different plans for the Easter weekend though.
The 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs have been off to a crazy start. Round 1 has just seen the number 1 seed in the league eliminated in 4 straight. Leaving the race to the cup wide open for anyone.
The number 2 seed was also on the chopping block Friday. The Colorado Avalanche we’re starving for the win and did not disappoint. The Avs came out flying in the first to take a 2-0 lead and silence the enthusiastic Calgary crowd.
The score might have been 2-0 near the end of the first period but that didn’t stop the Flames. TJ Brodie absolutely ripped a beauty into the top glove hand side of the Colorado Avalanche net.
Johnny Hockey who was quite the entire series had looked to turn on the engine in game 5. Gaudreau did not light up the score sheet but had lots of chances and played very well.
Gaudreau had his chances in the game. The Flames young star had missed a breakaway that gave him a penalty shot opportunity. Gaudreau missed the penalty shot but also had a goal called back later in the game.
The Colorado Avalanche just looked to be to much for the Flames over the course of the series and night. Colorado finished off the Flames in 5 games and will move on to round 2 in the Western Conference.
The upsets just keep continuing as we look to move into the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.