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Going out on a strong note

by Jeff Clemens / Calgary Flames

The season is ending in Calgary but it doesn’t mean the players intensity level is going to wane for the last two games.

Playing against divisional rivals the Vancouver Canucks the players are looking for an opportunity to knock them out of their current first place position.

With no love lost between these two clubs the players look forward for one more chance to win in their final game against one another for this season.

“We’re going to try to put on the best show possible and put our best effort forward, it would be nice to get them out of first,” said forward Alex Tanguay.

“Not too many people in this town like the Canucks and that the similar feeling in the dressing room so we’ll see when the game comes up.”

While disappointment was evident from the players the opportunity to beat the Canucks is a source of pride that they hope to have to end the season. The game on Thursday will be the sixth meeting of these two teams and a chance for the Flames to split the season at three wins apiece.

“It’s a team that you play a lot and their obviously a good team and you want to take pride in beating those guys,” said defenceman Jay Bouwmeester when asked about their chance to spoil the Canucks first place finish.

“When you’re in this situation you want to look at the positives and if that’s a positive we can take out of it then sure. It’s always fun to play them here; it’s a good atmosphere so from an optimistic approach yea that’s how you can take it.”

The team is ready for a reboot on the season and for them this game against the Canucks can give them the lift needed to train and get ready in the offseason on a more positive note.

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