Game 76 Recap: How Many Nails Can We Put Into This Thing?

DALLAS, TX - MARCH 24: Jamie Benn #14 of the Dallas Stars celebrates his goal with Trevor Daley #6 during play against the Calgary Flames at American Airlines Center on March 24, 2012 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Ten Thoughts

-Nice to see the one-knee one-timer return with Mike Cammalleri getting his 16th of the year in the first.

-Even though the shots and scoring chances in the first were close, it appeared to me that the Stars were just running the puck down the Flames' throat for the majority of the period. The Flames wheeled it in a little near the end, though.

-At some point in the first, Rob Kerr called the crowd in Dallas "a nice and big afternoon crowd". I'm, uh, not totally sure that was correct.

-Anton Babchuk made a really nice pass on the first goal. I know, I was just as shocked as you are.

-I really don't like Steve Ott.

-I'm not totally sure what the dust-up was with 11 seconds left was about, but it caused quite a bit of commotion. I thought it was funny when Jarome Iginla mistook Curtis Glencross' head for Sheldon Souray's and ripped Glencross' helmet off.

-Just some great pressure in the middle 10 minutes of the second period for the Flames, leading to a shitload of shots and chances; but nothing was produced goal-wise.

-It's really painful to see a team this bad at generating shots dominate a period and get two goals score on them like the Flames did. I thought the third period was one of the best the Flames have had this season.

-Scott Hannan's going to get a lot of shit for that goal, but I put more blame on the horrible change and awful coverage by the centreman.

-Seriously, that's gotta be it. This team blows. They don't generate shots, which means they can't generate goals. The goaltending is overrated, forwards overmatched and the defense sucks ass. What does this team have that others don't? We're looking at one of the most average teams possible, and for the third year in a row the results reflect that.

Three Stars

1. Not the Calgary Flames.

Lastly...

Thank fuck this godforsaken season is over. Time to start preparing for next year.

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