Flames second chance against what is a pretty good team. Although Calgary’s record in October is pretty underwhelming, the truth is the opening month’s schedule has been pretty soft by objective standards. Aside from Pittsburgh, the Blues are probably the best team the club will face before the Calender turns and it’s no secret the Flames failed to impress against those two opponents in the previous engagements.
Things immediately get rougher for the Flames in November, with Vancouver, Detroit and Buffalo making up a bit of guantlet run to open next month. If Calgary can put together a nice effort against the Blues tonight I might feel a bit better about their chances versus the big boys next week.