The Calgary Flames’ playoff hopes are not dead. But they’re definitely headed in the wrong direction after they dropped a 3-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday night.
Here are some selected quotes from the post-game media addresses.

Dillon Dube

The Flames entered the third period with a lead for the 14th time this season. For the first time this season, the Flames weren’t able to escape the game with a win. Dube reflected on the missed opportunity of two games in Ottawa against the Senators.
It’s not easy, losing two here. We had the game in our favour going into the third and it got away from us. It’s tough. It’s not what you want, that’s for sure.

Mark Giordano

The Flames captured noted the similarities in two low-scoring games against the Senators, and the similar way both games ended – with the Flames giving up late goals to leave with zero points by way of two regulation losses.
I think both games feel similar. We didn’t have the ability to lock it down when we needed to in the final minutes here. It’s tough. It’s really tough. This was a big trip for us. A couple tough losses. Bottom line is myself and the other leaders, we have to make plays under pressure. And that’s the difference.

Darryl Sutter

Sutter discussed how the game got away from his club in the third period.
I think we had opportunities to start on the power play right away in the third, a couple good ones. It’s tough to play that 1-0 game. And we had those two opportunities and didn’t score on the power play. And we were fine. I think our structure’s good. We could see a little more energy in their team, maybe, but I think that the two goals that they scored, the first goal, that’s a “you’ve got to keep the puck moving” play. We had the puck on our stick and we didn’t keep it moving and it ended up in our net. And the second one is, I think we had it on our stick three times and didn’t… So, the guys have to make better plays there and it’s about your own zone most of the time.