Colorado wins series 4-1 (Recap)
-Power Play Comes Up Empty: The Flames were 0-3 with the man advantage and it was just another night where they struggled with the PP. Calgary finished the series a brutal 5-22 with an extra skater.
-Johnny Gaudr0: This was not the post season performance anyone expected from the Flames 99 point player during the regular season. Gaudreau finished with one lonely assist and no goals on 15 shots.
-Mikko Takes Over: Mikko Rantanen closed out this series in style for the Avalanche. The Avalanche forward had seven points in the final three games of the series, including two goals and an assist in Game 5.
Post Game Reaction
"Some of the strengths that we had during the regular season weren't strengths in Round 1."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) April 20, 2019
Bill Peters reflects on the postseason. pic.twitter.com/MAmYr7moC4
"We weren't good enough and it's frustrating because we believe in this group."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) April 20, 2019
Travis Hamonic on the first round series. pic.twitter.com/0b2lx8RsFi
"I don't think we played our best consistently though this series."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) April 20, 2019
Mike Smith on the match-up vs. the Avalanche. pic.twitter.com/SwoUbPUSVs