Flames' season hangs by a thread

Bad news for Calgary: Dion Phaneuf's out, joining fellow defencemen Robyn Regehr and Mark Giordano on the sidelines for tonight's pivotal Game 6 against the Blackhawks at the Saddledome.

The Flames blueline for the game:

Sarich-Leopold
Aucoin-Pardy
Eriksson-Vandermeer

In other words: Yikes.

The only real plus for the Flames is that they'll be at home, where they were one of the best teams in the league during the season and won Games 3 and 4 of this series. I guess that's something.

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