If you listened closely last night, chances are you heard collective cheers from a widely spread out C of Red! While hockey fans have been waiting long and hard to get some playoff action, the boys have made it well worth the wait.
It was a big night for the Calgary Flames last night, proving that they are indeed in it to win it.
Knocking the Winnipeg Jets out of the NHL Playoffs, The Flames took the Jets down 4-0 to win the NHL qualifying series three games to one.
Cochrane's own Dillon Dube scored for the Flames along with Sean Monahan, Sam Bennett and Rasmus Andersson while Cam Talbot made 31 saves for the shut-out.
Playing in his first NHL playoff series, Dube is proving himself to be a valuable player for the Flames. He got the first playoff point of his career in game three after Milan Lucic picked up the rebound from his shot to put the Flames ahead 5-2 at 8:28 of the third.
Calgary won the series opener 4-1 and Winnipeg took Monday's second game 3-2. After losing game two to the Jets on Monday, a 6-2 win over The Jets on Tuesday gave the Flames a 2-1 series lead before taking the Jets out last night.
The boys have taken the unprecedented summertime 'Return to Play' to a whole new level, giving hockey fans what we've been thirsty for!
Next up is still to be determined. The Flames are the first ones in the Western Conference hub to punch their post-season tickets. The first round could start as early as Tuesday, taking on either the St. Louis Blues, Colorado Avalanche, Las Vegas Golden Knights or the Dallas Stars.