Flames Squander a Point in Torrid Affair: Calgary 6 – Nashville 5 (OT)

It was an utter disaster.

Up 3 goals late in the second, Calgary found themselves trailing by 1, 5-4 to start the final frame because of a monumental collapse.

And there wasn’t Dennis Wideman to blame either

Let me repeat myself. NO DENNIS WIDEMAN on the ice. The recent trade for Mike Stone (and the signing of Matt Bartkowski who probably played himself into the pressbox next game) meant Wideman was sitting, finally, nearly sixty games into the season.

No, this wasn’t Dennis’ fault, it was a Calgary Flames club that can’t be bothered to play a genuine 60 minutes of hockey, and because of that they gave up a point, and almost squandered two.

The Highs:

Michael Ferland with two goals took his opportunity and lead by example.

The Lows:

Troy Browuer is deadweight. Total deadweight. Expose him in the draft.

The Highs:

Brian Elliot in the first period.

The Lows:

Brian Elliot in the second period.

The Highs:

4 point night for Gaudreau, who’s also a monumental disappointment this season.

The Lows:

Alex Chiasson (see Troy Browuer).

The Highs: The Backlund line.

Give credit to the Flames for fighting in the third and winning in OT. They deserved to win, but have to string together wins against some tough Western Conference opponents. If they don’t figure out their glaring mistakes, they’ll be sellers in a week at the trade deadline, and we can kiss the season goodbye.

One Comment on “Flames Squander a Point in Torrid Affair: Calgary 6 – Nashville 5 (OT)

  1. Cherishing to hear that Dennis Wideman was not faulted finally for whatever happened last night, but blowing the lead was a huge mistake…a mistake that couldn’t have been undone save for the tremendous work of Matthew Tkachuk and Mikael Backlund or to put it simply the Backlund line.

    Honors to Micheal Ferland for the two on Toonie Tuesday, Kris Versteeg and Douggie Hamilton. The three on three’s in overtime had been sensational – what fans would have aspired their heroes to do…..work their way out to accomplish the two points. Indeed, tremendous work needs to be done to achieve as many wins henceforth.

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