As if it wasn’t shocking enough that the Tampa Bay Lightning are out of the playoffs, they’ll now be joined by the NHL’s other conference champion. After winning Game 1, the West-winning Calgary Flames have lost four straight to the Colorado Avalanche, who will be moving on to the next round.

That marks a NHL first: The first time that the best teams in each conference has been eliminated in the first round.



The two #1 seeds went a combined 1-8 in the playoffs

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Here’s what the hockey world was saying.



The #Avalanches have successfully put out the #Flames 😳 @bardown

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