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Islanders 5 – Flames 2

04 Jan

Although the Flames lost to one of the worst teams in the league last night, New York is 7-1-1 in their last nine games. If the Flames could manage a similar streak (and providing the teams above them played 500 hockey) – they’d find themselves in the playoffs.

Tanguay? Kotalik? Glencross? Stajan? Hagman? Bourque? Karlsson in the first period? Where were these guys?

Although looking back at it the Flames had 42 shots (29 of which were against a third-string goaltender – Nathan Lawson) and it seemed to be one of those nights where bounces just weren’t going Calgary’s way. Since the Flames have had luck 4 games in a row, it was just a matter of time.

Once again the Flames’ fourth line was their best line. And no team is going to win many games when that is the case. Quote of the game goes to Darryl’s employeed brother Brent: “At the end of the day, we tried to play half-a-game here, and it didn’t work for us.”

Really? And what half was that?

 

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