April 01 2016 08:00AM
So. The Calgary Flames didn't get as destroyed as they did against Anaheim, but they still didn't have a particularly good game. Though they did not deserve the shutout - that Mikael Backlund goal was legit, you can tell by the way Jonathan Quick didn't even have a temper tantrum - they were still thoroughly outplayed.
But their goalie kept them in it.
That's not really been a common theme of this season, exactly.
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April 01 2016 05:00AM
Leafs are the right fit for Jimmy Vesey, the Canucks are bad and there is more than one way to tank, Wings honor Mr. Hockey, who will the Flames be moving this summer, Yakupov requests trade, his agent speaks, how good is Auston Mathews, the trade deadline a month later, daily fantasy and more in this week's Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.
March 31 2016 11:15PM
Not a great 48 hrs for the Flames. Though, it is a testament to the dreck that the Flames subjected viewers to last night that tonight's fairly timid 3-0 loss felt almost kind. The Flames dropped games on back to back nights by a combined score of 11-3. Someday, the Flames will have to figure out how to compete with these pacific division teams on a regular basis but alas, that was not tonight, nor will it be this season.
Come read all about it after the jump!
March 31 2016 12:00PM
It's the second of a back-to-back with no actual travel required. The Honda Center and Staples Center are only an hour apart, so the distance isn't what's feared when teams roll into southern California for two quick games.
No, it's the fact that both the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings are, well, good. The Flames found that out last night, getting crushed 8-3 in Anaheim. What fate does Los Angeles have in store for them? Well, they just lost their spot at the top of the Pacific standings, and probably want to get it back...
And with an 8:30 p.m. puck drop, it's gonna be a long night, probably.
March 31 2016 08:00AM
You know what? I'm cool with this. The Flames suck in Anaheim, but there was no point in changing that now; not when this entire season, as a whole, sucks in general. Let's save the inevitable page-turning for when the Flames, as a group, are ready to turn the page as well. Hopefully next year!
And hey, at least on a night in which it at first looked like the Flames had completely given up, they came back to score the occasional goal (before getting scored on again). They still rolled over and died for the most part, but at least there was a bit of bite to their game.
Just five more to go!