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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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