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Still Optimistic

by Jeff Clemens / Calgary Flames

Despite the odds, the Calgary Flames are not giving up hope yet.

Their game against the Kings came up short but the team is not ready to throw in the towel on their playoff hopes yet. Disappointed with the outcome of the game the players said the fans in Calgary are still supportive of the team.

“The support here is fantastic from the fan base,” said forward Michael Cammalleri.

“They want to see a team that is going to go to the playoffs and I won’t say we’re out cause we still got games left.”

The team is looking towards the out of town scoreboard for some help around the league to help them fight for that last playoff spot but there is still an optimism within the dressing room.

“No it doesn’t feel like we’re done, we know it’s a huge blow to our chances with this loss and the failure to get enough points over the last 10 days has been a huge blow,” said forward Lee Stempniak.

“I think for us we just gotta look towards the game on Friday and hopefully get some help from other teams. Take care of our end and see where the chips fall at the end of the seasons.”

In this key part of the season it’s the battles that are lost that hurt chances the most but the team can’t look at those losses and simply have to look into the future.

“You lose a game and it diminishes but we’re not out of it yet, obviously we’re going to have to run the table,” said head coach Brent Sutter when asked about their position in the hunt for a playoff spot.

“We’ve got 48 hours to get ready for our next opponent and we gotta make sure we’re doing what we gotta do to get ready for them.”

The Flames next game is a home game against the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night.

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