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Losing Streak At Five For The Calgary Flames

from Kristen Anderson of the Calgary Sun,

The drought may be over.

But the slump continues for the Calgary Flames after they dropped a 3-2 decision Tuesday to the visiting Colorado Avalanche. It was their fifth consecutive loss and fourth in regulation, on the heels of back-to-back shut-outs over the weekend against Arizona and Vegas.

To make matters worse, it was against the Avalanche — of COURSE it was against the Avalanche — which only poured more salt in a wound that has been open since the team’s springtime playoff exit when they lost in five games to the eighth-seeded upstart Avs after the Flames had claimed 107 points and 50 wins during the regular season....

Perhaps the signs are there, looking at the way the Flames out-shot the Avalanche 33-26 in the end and — at times — looked like they had some jump.

But the makeshift top line of Johnny Gaudreau, Mikael Backlund and Elias Lindholm were all minus-two and were held off the scoresheet. The team’s best players are still vastly underperforming (Monahan had an assist and was a plus-one) but their biggest problem remains obvious: playing from behind.

It was the seventh consecutive game in which the Flames have allowed the first goal while their record when trailing after two periods dropped to 3-10-2.

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Issues Continue For The Calgary Flames

from Eric Francis of Sportsnet,

Humbled in Glendale and humiliated in Vegas (again), the Calgary Flames return home from a two-game trip with the same number of points as they had goals.

Zero.

One day after being shut out 3-0 by the Arizona Coyotes, the Flames crapped out again in Vegas, losing 6-0 Sunday to a Golden Knights team that entered the game struggling to score goals.

That’s four losses in a row for a Calgary club with just three goals in that span.

These Calgary Flames just can’t score.

One year after finishing second in the league averaging 3.52 goals a game, the Flames sit 28th, almost a full goal less at 2.60 a game.

It’s no secret who the team’s leading culprits are, as former 30-goal men Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan are in well-documented slides.

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T.J. Brodie Suffers A Medical Emergency At Practice Today

added 3:07pm,

 

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Videos- Two OT Goals Last Night

The Blues against the Canucks.  Blues score on a 3 on the goalie rush.

 

 

Below, Matthew Tkachuk wins it in OT for Calgary.

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Video- Milan Lucic Suspended Two Games

NEW YORK (Nov. 3, 2019) – Calgary Flames forward Milan Lucic has been suspended for two games, without pay, for roughing Columbus Blue Jackets forward Kole Sherwood during NHL Game No. 211 in Columbus on Saturday, Nov. 2, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 4:52 of the second period. Lucic was assessed two minor penalties for roughing.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and, based on his average annual salary, Lucic will forfeit $64,516.12. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

 

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Video- Milan Lucic Has A Hearing Scheduled For Sunday

 

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Videos- Matthew Tkachuk On His OT Goal

from Eric Francis of Sportsnet,

Matthew Tkachuk called it his “last resort.”

Twitterfolk anointed it the goal of the year, and one observer dubbed it the Music City Miracle.

Whatever it was that beat Pekka Rinne top shelf in the dying seconds of an improbable 6-5 overtime win over Nashville at Bridgestone Arena Thursday, there’s a feeling it may turn the fortunes of a flailing Flames club on a dime.

In a game that saw the Flames outshot 14-0 to start, trail 4-1 in the third and need a (second) game-tying goal with 39 seconds left, it was Tkachuk’s magic mitts that ended one of the team’s ugliest starts with the prettiest of goals.

As time seemed destined to expire on overtime, Tkachuk one-timed a rebound off a defender in the high slot with a between-the-legs buzzer beater that finished just under the bar.

“I try it, it seems, like once a game,” smiled Tkachuk of the leg-tweener job he certainly has attempted many times (once successfully) while net-side.

“I’m lucky it went in. I knew there was very little time on the clock, very little, like a couple seconds. Where the puck was, I couldn’t get my feet or my body around to keep it on my forehand, and I didn’t think I’d have the time to do that. I didn’t want to go ahead of it and try to backhand-smack it. So that was the last resort. It went in, which was nice.”

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Video- Adam Lowry Will Have A Hearing Tomorrow

 

Watch the hit below.

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Video- A Pond Hockey Feel To Last Night’s Heritage Classic

from Eric Francis of Sportsnet,

If the goal of the Heritage Classic was to try recapturing the scene, emotions, spirit and feelings that come with pond hockey, it worked.

“I never grew up playing in an atmosphere like this, but it feels right,” said American-born Matthew Tkachuk of a snow globe scene at Mosaic Stadium that had 33,518 Pil-swilling fans soaking up the Canadiana.

“It feels like that’s what hockey should be and what legends of the past grew up playing. You hear all the greats talk about growing up playing outside.

“With the snow causing the ice to be slower, you’re falling, you’re losing the puck, bounces all over the place – you knew it was going to be a low scoring game.”

He wasn’t done.

“What a great time it was,” he continued.

“What a great host in Regina. The ice was perfect, the fans were into it. Overall it was a perfect experience.”

This, coming from a player on the losing side.

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Numbers For The Heritage Classic

Puck drop is scheduled for 10:00pm ET tomorrow on CBC and NBCSN.

REGINA, Sask. (Oct. 25, 2019) – A look at the 2019 Tim Hortons NHL Heritage Classic™ “By the Numbers.”

-5 – Average low temperature, in degrees Celsius, for Regina, Sask. on Oct. 26, according to accuweather.com.
 

-3.25 – Average temperature at puck drop, in degrees Celsius, for the previous four Heritage Classic games (2003, -18°C; 2011, -8°C; 2014, 3°C; 2016, 10°C).

NHL Heritage Classic Flames Jets Regina By the Numbers

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