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.
Michael Ferland with two goals took his opportunity and lead by example.
Troy Browuer is deadweight. Total deadweight. Expose him in the draft.
Brian Elliot in the first period.
Brian Elliot in the second period.
4 point night for Gaudreau, who’s also a monumental disappointment this season.
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.