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Flames on first round: Anything is possible

Updated: April 11, 2007, 10:51 AM ET
By George Johnson | Special to ESPN.com

As clinchers go, it didn't exactly rival Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr frolicking in the Hawaiian surf in "From Here to Eternity."

The Calgary Flames couldn't be accused of slipping into the playoffs through the back door, but it certainly helped that the Colorado Avalanche inadvertently left a side window unlocked and a light burning.

While Calgary closed out the season with a 3-2 decision Saturday to the utterly impotent Edmonton Oilers (who hadn't won a game in regulation since ...

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