ICYMI: History (Almost) Repeats in Calgary with Controversial No-Goal Call

Date: June 5, 2004

Location: Saddledome: Calgary, Alberta

Situation: Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final; Flames lead Tampa Bay 3-2, Game tied 2-2 in 3rd period.

An interference penalty by Lightning defenseman Jassen Cullimore put the Flames on the power play. What would happen in the video below still haunts die-hard Flames today.

This call, had it been called a goal, would’ve given the Flames their second Stanley Cup championship in 15 years. Instead, it would lead to this:


Date: May 5, 2015

Location: Saddledome: Calgary, Alberta

Situation: Game 3 of a Western Conference Second Round playoff series; Flames trail Anaheim 2-1 in series, and the game 3-2 in the 3rd period.

Nearly 11 years later, history repeated itself. Instead of Martin Gelinas in front of the net, it was Sam Bennett.

Instead of history repeating itself, history was reversed. Johnny Gaudreau tied the game on a 5-on-3 goal with the extra attacker on ice with 19.6 seconds to go. And then, this happened:

If you’re the Calgary Flames, take a tip from the 2013 Boston Bruins and ride this momentum for as long as you can.



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