If you weren’t tuned into game 6 between the Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks, then you most certainly missed out. With the Flames having a 3-2 lead going into game 6, a win was necessary in order for Calgary to win the series without a game 7.

The first period didn’t look promising, after the Flames starting goaltender Jonas Hiller gave up two goals in 7:32 of the first period. A goaltender change so early in the game is usually not ideal, but the Flames gave backup Karri Ramo the net. He made 17 saves on 19 shots. A mere one goal from Michael Ferland in the first for the Flames wasn’t enough to get close to the Canucks lead. Ferland had two goals and two assists in the first round against the Canucks.

The second period was much more positive in favor of the Flames. The young guns had their hand at offensive production with a goal from Sean Monahan and a tying goal from Johnny Gaudreau. These two have been huge factors in the Flames regular season, and have proven themselves to be key assets to the team. A later goal from the Canucks Luca Sbisa broke the tie and once again challenged the Flames ability to win.

Third period was total domination for the Flames. A power play goal by Jiri Hudler tied things at 4-4, with the assits from “the boys” or Sean Monahan and Johnny Hockey. With under 5 minutes left in the third, the Flames got their first lead of the game. Things drastically went down from there for Vancouver as they took out their goaltender Ryan Miller in hope that the additional forward would help tie the game. After the first empty-net goal (6-4) from Hudler, the Canucks still had hope with less than a minute left. Leaving their goaltender out dug them even deeper into a hole, and with their 7-4 lead, the Flames skated off to the second round, while the Canucks were left in the dust.

Once again, the Flames blocked shot count has been out of control. 23 blocked shots throughout the game. Deryk Engelland had 10, and the closest person to him was Kris Russell with 5. This is a huge part of Calgary’s game, and it is just one example of how excellent the Flames defense is.

The Calgary Flames will now move onto the second round against the Anaheim Ducks. Game information is to be determined at a later time.

Sports and fashion are Allison's true passions. She grew up in the household of a professional athlete, and a family blessed with true athletic talent. She, on the other hand, must have been absent on the day that sport skills were passed out! Although, she does possess a zeal that most girls do not have for sports of all kinds, hockey has consumed her life in the most unexplainable way. Sports are such an integral part of who she is, and she is on journey of becoming a part of a professional sports organization. Growing up minutes from the Las Vegas Strip didn't leave Allison with many options for being a sports fan.Spending the majority of her summers on the East Coast, Allison became a fan of all things Boston, and her heart will always have a special place for the city (especially the Bruins). Allison currently is an employee of the Arizona Coyotes and falls more in love with the game each and every day. You can follow Allison on Twitter: @Alli_Galllagher and you can contact her by Email: allison@girlnextscore.com

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