Going into the third period with a 2-1 lead Detroit saw a victory in the making for a while but then it slipped. Ignila made that happen by netting his first goal on Detroit in 20 games to give the flames the tying goal. Calgary used their next power-play to their advantage to make it a 3-2 lead and an empty netter for a 4-2 win leaving Wings fans devastated and stunned. The fact was in my eyes that Calgary came to play and Detroit just got out hustled the whole night. The Flames started off possessive and controlled play in Detroit's zone and wore down our defense. Its simple as that. Howard did what he could to make the saves and on the other side Kipprusoff played great and his defense helped him out. Fortunately for the Wings they are only a point behind the Flames and they can still leap frog into 8th with a Detroit win and Calgary loss which might happen this Thursday because the Flames are playing the Sens, who they have not done well against. If Detroit wants to be inside instead of outside looking in they HAVE to beat the Wild at home in the Joe this Thursday. It is now either finish 8th or don't finish at all.
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