1 of a possible 4 points is all the Flames have to show for an abysmal California road-trip. Coming in they were, shockingly, four points out of a playoff spot. Now they are 7. This is perhaps the easiest schedule for the Flames, a chance to beat team and get some points.

But, this Calgary Flames team can’t win consecutive games. Blame whoever you want, but the bottom line is they don’t win.

Karlsson got the start in goal and did his part to help the Flames, who let’s face it, they played a great road game. But great road games accompanied with a loss are no good. IT’s basically do or die from here on in and the likelihood of the Flames going .650 the rest of the way is TINY.

Jarome Iginla lead the way in the third period for Calgary who generated scoring chances galore but couldn’t capitalize. If this was game 3 it would be a great indicator of future games, but since Calgary is at the bottom of the league this is a sad sap story we’ve seen too many times before.

3 game homestand, if they take all 3, the whole outlook changes. But they haven’t won 3 in a row all season…..

Notes: Matt Stajan a healthy scratch. The Flames didn’t miss him.