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Flames goalie Jonas Hiller didn't expect this chance against Kings
Flames goalie Jonas Hiller didn't expect this chance against Kings

What would Jonas Hiller have said if someone told him on, say Oct. 1, that a playoff spot might come down to the Kings and Calgary Flames in the second-to-last game of the regular season? "I thought he was probably crazy or whatever," Hiller said. The Flames goalie paused. "I was hoping he would tell the truth," he said. "Now being here and having that chance, having it in our own hands to qualify for the playoffs is definitely something. It was a goal. But how realistic it was … at the end, you always believe in it." Thursday's game between the Kings and Calgary could determine plenty or very little. A loss in regulation and the defending...

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