Can’t compete with playoff-bound teams. Can’t sweep lottery teams. Math is the only thing keeping them alive at this point, and it won’t for much longer.
Well this is all miserable, ain’t it?
This time, the Flames skipped with the pretence of scoring goals, and just let themselves fall into their quick second period collapse without fanfare.
And there went the last of the Flames’ leeway.
Kris Versteeg’s return to the lineup appears to be imminent. He’s skating, he’s shed his no-contact jersey, he’s off the injured reserve: and, with 11 games to go in the season, the Flames will need all the help they can get.
Our long national nightmare is over. The Flames resumed beating bottom of the barrel teams – and still have another three of those to go.
Once again, the Flames dominated every single aspect of the game, except the scoreboard. The 2014-15 inverse continues.
Two games the Flames had absolutely no excuse not to win. Two regulation wins in a row. Five of six points on the road trip. Don’t get excited, but some satisfaction is definitely warranted.
The Flames have entered a stretch of games in which they absolutely have to win, no excuses. If they can’t beat the bottom feeders, then there’s no point gearing up for any of the other games, really. Starting with the Sabres, they’ve got four games of this nature before they face a more threatening foe…
If there was any debate before, there surely isn’t now: Mike Smith is the Flames’ MVP this season. With a .921 save percentage over 47 games, he has been far and away the best goalie the Flames have had to offer, sometimes singlehandedly winning games. The team has gone completely off the rails in his…
Good game. Except for the part where the Flames absolutely need to make the playoffs lest this season be labelled anything but a massive failure, and they only got one point out of it. But you know, that aside, good game.
The Flames have lost three games in a row, and have looked utterly lost since Mike Smith went down with an injury, like one or two games aside. They’re 3-6-1 without Smith now, their goal differential keeps trending downwards, and teams they’re chasing keep winning. You’ll forgive the pessimism and desire to overlook the remaining…