With arenas closed and no NHL games to be had, the Calgary Flames found a way to make it interesting for fans.
Yesterday in an NHL20 video game, the Calgary Flames cruised to a 4-1 win in the fifth and deciding game in the Battle of Alberta against the Edmonton Oilers.
The Flames took 3-1 lead before the Oilers got on the scoreboard.
In the virtual game, Cochrane's Dillon Dube scored the fourth goal to put it out of reach for the Oilers. Had it been a real game, it would have been his second goal against the Oilers this season.
The Flames added lots of bells and whistles. Play-by-play and colour commentary was added to the video game, streamed on the Flames website. Players were interviewed during intermissions.
Dube appeared in a post-game wrap up with Flames TV host Brendan Parker.
"It's good going into the playoffs and getting the win at home," he told Parker. "The crowd was like electric on the skin, so I think it was a pretty good atmosphere there, and it was nice to get a good lead heading into the third and to get the win."
Before the hook was pulled on the NHL season, Dube had six goals, 10 assists for 16 points in 45 games.