The Calgary Flames concluded a lengthy Eastern road-trip with yet another loss. Another loss to keep this team in the basement of the West. This afternoon was perhaps their stiffest test and they failed miserably. The Flames looked like a minor league team against the powerful Penguins, and if it wasn’t for the heroics of Kiprusoff the score would have been 3-4 more.

That’s not to say that all is loss. Calgary was victimized by some bad luck throughout the trip, and when you consider their overall play the team has certainly improved. Of course, that means little if you are still stuck losing game. But 3 wins next week and Calgary will be back in the hunt.

All is not lost yet, albeit the thread is getting thin and fans could really use something to cheer about these days.