I expect St. Louis is going to come at the Flames very hard right out of the gates. They are going to be a desperate team and the Flames will need to weather that storm. The Flames goal should be to play an almost identical game to their last game against the Blues. If the Blues are playing desperate and Flames stay disciplined, they will get their chances with forced turnovers in the nuetral zone. I think there will be more scoring chances for them than last game for that reason.
Also regarding Kipper, I agree that he has to run the table. Every game is so dam important right now and the Flames have to go with their best possible lineup every night meaning he has to play every game. He is in a groove right now so hopefully his great play continues. Best case scenerio is hopefully we are in a position to rest in the final 2 games of the season. But with the games in hand the other teams have that may not possible.
A long time ago after a Flames lost I posted in a gdt when most of you were giving up on the season , That I thought the flames would make the playoffs that they had a solid group of vetran's and that they would start winning when other teams started hitting the wall. My point being is sometimes a outside observation is more realistic than gloom and doom And ever since I posted that you're team has been on a tear. And my sixth place prediction at the beggining of the year is where I think you guys finish