Flames Play Worst Game of the Season
The score did not depict how this game truly transpired. It should really really read 6-1, and realistically read 12-1 had it not been for some goaltending. Calgary played by far their worst game of the season. Over 50 shots were allowed and a dumbfounded team puttered along and embarrassed themselves in Detroit.
The only good part about this game is it came early enough for the Flames to regroup and make a push for the playoffs. Right now there is no room for error and lots of room for improvement, especially on defence.
Calgary was playing slow, poorly disciplined, badly outworked hockey. The top players once again were the worst on the ice. Iginla can’t seem to find his groove since his injury (defensive coverage is very poor) and Conroy’s honeymoon is over (the guy caused a number of early goals for the second night in a row.)
It seemed as though the Flames just can’t take all the changes going on in the lockeroom. Very little continuity in lines and new faces all the time. We’ll see what happens in a few games, but things better come together fast, especially on defence.
That’s all I’ll say today, this loss was so bad I have very few words to describe the product that was on the ice.
Notes: Yelle left the game with a knee injury, hopefully it’s just a bruise. Stuart looked out of place in his debut; Primeau did well. Warrener did not play, Kiprusoff was pulled in the first, and Huselius’ point streak ends at 15 games.