They say game seven in a best of seven series is one of the most exciting events in sports.
The Calgary Flames and their fans hoped heading into last night's game in Dallas that they wouldn't have to endure that excitement.
The Dallas Stars came through when they had to and forced a game seven that will be played tomorrow night at the Saddledome by downing the Flames 4 - 2 in Dallas.
Once again Calgary had to battle back in the game after the Stars took a 2 - 0 lead with goals from Roope Hintz in the first period and Michael Raffi just past the six-minute mark of the second. Before the second was twelve minutes the Flames had tied things up with Michael Stone in on both goals, scoring his first of the playoffs to open the Calgary scoring, then setting up Mikael Backlund for the equalizer.
The Stars wouldn't be denied on home ice with Miro Heiskanen netting the winner with under three minutes to play in the second period. Tyler Seguin's empty netter in the final minute of the game sealed the win for Dallas.
Shots on goal in the game were nearly even with Jacob Markstrom of the Flames called on to block 36 of 39 shots and Dallas' Jake Oettinger stopping 36 of the 38 shots fired his way by the Flames.
The puck drops for tomorrow night's deciding game at 7:30 pm.
Another game seven will be played in Alberta tonight. The Edmonton Oilers will host Los Angeles Kings after the Oilers knotted the series at three games apiece with a 4 - 2 win in LA on Thursday.
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