Due to a very, very long locker room session and a long wait to hear from the Head Coach of the Calgary Flames, I’ll be unable to put a full post up following Calgary’s 7-2 debacle of a loss at the hands of the Washington Capitals. I’ll put one up later, but I figured discussion needs to start now, especially when the night goes like that.
Coach Sutter called the first period of this game as one of the best they’ve played all season in terms of how they want to play. It went from a good opening frame, to an absolutely awful second period where six goals were scored and the team absolutely collapsed. Not only did the team collapse, but the Flames quit, and this game snowballed out of control.
There’s really no excuse for what happened in that final 40 minutes, regardless of what team they were playing. It’s three straight games where Calgary got away from playing good, smart hockey…and it’s three straight games where the results were pretty clear as to why that can’t happen. It just so happened on this night, the result was shockingly lopsided.