A veteran team with veteran coaches continue to soul search for answers to their wayward problems. Calgary couldn’t score, and special teams sucked wind as the Flames dropped another contests against a mediocre team. This only means that Calgary is itself–less than mediocre. This doesn’t bode well with fans who are starting to get ancy at the mid-way point of the 07-08 season.
Calgary fell behind after short handed goal thanks to the ‘one a game’ brain fart from Tanguay. Trying to shake things up Keenan deployed two forwards and three defencemen on the next PP which paid off when Phaneuf centered the puck from behind the net to an uncovered Iginla in the slot for the goal.
Calgary would take the same approach in its next power play, but this time with the same defensive trio of Phaneuf, Aucoin, and Anders Eriksson on the ice forgot they were defensemen and allowed the SECOND short-handed goal of the game.
Yet another loss. Calgary plays COlorado Saturday for an important divisional game but at this point they are three points out of top in the NW and 3 points out of bottom in the West. Too closer to call, but at this point, we all know that we’re far from being an elite team.