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The Slumping Calgary Flames

from Eric Francis of Sportsnet,

It was three Sutters ago the Calgary Flames last went seven straight games giving up the first goal.

It was 1997-98 and Brian Sutter’s team was terrible, missing the playoffs by 11 points.

The struggles of the current Flames squad plunged to new lows Thursday night when a St. Louis Blues goal 12 minutes into the first frame set a new franchise record. That’s an unprecedented eight straight games allowing the first goal, setting the stage for their sixth-straight loss.

Terrible, once again.

Fresh off of ending a 167-minute goal drought, the Flames started a new streak, now 64:16 minutes long following their 5-0 loss in St. Louis. For those keeping track, the Flames have scored just five goals in their last six outings and have allowed the first goal in 17 of 25 games.


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