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The Western Conference playoff race is definitely hot with five teams, from 7th seed to 11th, all within 3 points of one another. Two of those teams, the Phoenix Coyotes (7th seed, 81 points) and the Calgary Flames (10th seed, 80 points) faced one another. Calgary jumped off to a quick start with a goal, eventually going up two to nothing until the Coyotes cut it in half for a two to one game in the second. Shortly after though, the Flames netted another goal to go up yet again by two with two periods over. The dagger came at 14:56 left in the third period as the Flames netted a shorthanded goal courtesy of Alex Tanguay. This eventually became the final with Sven Baertschi, Jarome Iginla and Matt Stajan scored the other goals for the Flames. Young Oliver-Ekman Larsson netted the Coyotes lone goal. Mike Smith gets the loss while Mikka Kiprusoff picked up his 33rd win of the season. Calgary has gone 6-2-2 in their last 10, only 1 point out of 8th seed and a few games in hand depending on the team they’re chasing. Do you think they will make it into the playoffs?

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