It seems every 3rd post-game report by FlamesForum contains ‘pathetic Flames’. Well, they certainly are. Given chance after chance to make hay and move ahead in the rankings, they squander it due to lazy play and atrocious defensive zone coverage. Continuously a step behind the top line, TJ Brodie, and crappy rebound control, contributed to the shocking loss.
The night was marred by Calgary’s splash in the Ryan O’Reilly sweepstakes. Colorado played their cards right and took all the credit after matching Calgary’s offer. The Flames in turn got beat off the ice, then folded the tent on the ice.
Pathetic. Oops, said that already.