The Flames held the Western Conference's last postseason slot, while the Panthers were two points back of the final Eastern Conference playoff spot. In terms of geographical proximity, the Flames were in Tampa Bay, where they beat the Lightning 3-2 on Thursday night, and the Panthers were a three-hour
After posting three goals in a 6-5 loss to the Calgary Flames on Tuesday, Forsberg had another three goals in a 4-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche. The last player to score a hat trick in consecutive games was Alex Burrows (Jan. 5-7, 2010).
STATS LLC TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning have only two points less than the Calgary Flames, and yet their respective standings put a far greater urgency on Tampa Bay, which sits four points out of the final wild card in the Eastern Conference as the play host to Calgary, which entered Wednesday