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Calgary Flames to fight to NHL finish

Calgary Flames teammates David Jones, Curtis Glencross and Jiri Hudler celebrate a goal against the...

Calgary Flames teammates David Jones, Curtis Glencross and Jiri Hudler celebrate a goal against the Montreal Canadiens at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Oct. 9, 2013. (LYLE ASPINALL/QMI Agency)

RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:30 PM ET

Be bad for (Aaron) Ekblad.

Sink for Sam (Reinhart).

Easier said than done.

As much as Calgary Flames fans want to support a winning team, a segment is out there wishing their NHL squad would lose every game the rest of the way in the hopes of landing the highest draft pick possible.

Try telling a player to his face they should tank games.

“It’s not in our vocab,” Flames left winger Curtis Glencross said defiantly when the notion was broached. “We’re going to try and battle to the end.

“Hopefully, we can get three more wins.”

The Flames are riding a three-game winning streak heading into their last homestand — Wednesday versus the Los Angeles Kings (8 p.m., TSN/Sportsnet 960 The Fan), Friday against the Winnipeg Jets — and the season-finale Sunday against the host Vancouver Canucks.


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