Is it just me or are the St. Louis Blues the worst team in the NHL when it comes to clutch, grab, and slash? I guess when you’re one of the top teams in the league you can get away with anything.
Today’s game would’ve been nice a win and would have solidified Calgary’s playoff push. But the legacy of GM Brad Treliving consists of three players: Jonas Hiller, Deryk Engelland, and Brandon Bollig. Jonas Hiller hopefully he committed his last error. Keep your fingers crossed that Kari Ramo can take a team the rest of the way. Hiller is notorious for letting in very weak goals and at this time of year that’s inexcusable. Brandon Bollig got punched in the face a few times for his stupid penalty, a 5 minute boarding call in the first period.
Ya, Jackman is an idiot for putting his face I guess the glass and back to the play, but Bollig should set the rest of the games with such a boneheaded play. These two mistakes at this time of year are not what the team needs.
When the Flames play the elite teams in the league it’s evident they lack size upfront. Can you imagine what Gaudreau could do with a little more space? the top line did all the scoring, just one goal, but it was Monahan’s 30th. 30 goals for the 20 year-old is a major feat. Can’t wait for him to hit his prime.
Congrats to Kris Russell who is now the all-time NHL leader in shot blocks. Not sure if that’s necessarily a good thing, suggesting that the puck is always in the Calgary zone, but it’s well deserved nonetheless.
Calgary will finish their road swing in Edmonton Saturday. It’s no hyperbole to say that every game from here on in is a must win. Edmonton, Arizona, LA, and Winnipeg.
GO FLAMES GO!