You’d think being one point out of a playoff spot would be enough to motivate the Flames…. But no, they had a lazy start in a crucial divisional game against their rivals. The top line in particular was terrible in the first period going -2. That pretty much sums up the game. Iginla and co. had a slow start (yet again) and went down 3-0 in the first. Sure the Flames dominated the final two periods, but in reality nobody cares if you can dominate play but still lose 3-1.

Detroit tomorrow, let’s hope a few more players wake up in time from their afternoon nap to play come puck drop.