Keys to the offseason: Flames

Can the Flames move forward with Brian Elliott in the goal? Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

If it makes the Calgary Flames feel any better, it was a close series for a sweep. The Ducks eliminated the Flames on Wednesday night and for the first time, the goal differential in a game in this series was more than one.

The Flames controlled 51.2 percent of the even-strength shot attempts in four losses. According to Corsica.hockey, Calgary had more scoring chances at even strength. This series really should still be going, but it’s not. The Flames' once-promising season is over.

This is a good team trending the right direction, and here’s where GM Brad Treliving needs to focus this offseason: