The Calgary Flames dropped and much needed two points against their divisional rivals who sit two points ahead in the standings. The main problem? Lack of scoring. With Kari Ramo at the top of his game the offence has dried up. The top line hasn’t produced a point in five games. Tonight the only scoring came off the stick of Gaudreau who manage to pot his 18th on the PP. Not only has secondary scoring dried up, but the top line is nonexistent. Not helping matters is coach Hartley’s insistence on playing Joe Colbourne on the wing. At this rate expect the coach to give Brandon ‘Franchise’ Bollig a shot.
With a relatively easy schedule coming up, the Flames need to make hey and take points when they can get them. To do that they need to go back to basics and return to their relentless crash and bang forecheck, because of they can’t figure it out the tight Pacific division might slip out of their grasp.