Flames take step in right direction vs. Capitals, but struggles persist - Sportsnet.ca

The 5-5-1 Calgary Flames felt good about the bulk of their showing against the Washington Capitals on Tuesday, but alas, they lost again.

23.10.2019

“It was a step in the right direction as I thought we played well, but down going into the third period is tough against a team like this,” said the NHLFlames' Matthew Tkachuk. “It’s not a recipe for success definitely.” (Via EricFrancis)

The 5-5-1 Calgary Flames felt good about the bulk of their showing against the Washington Capitals on Tuesday, but alas, they lost again.

From there the 5-5-1 Flames found their footing as the league’s second-best team the rest of the way.

Fast-forward to Tuesday’s Groundhog Day performance against a red-hot Washington club in which the 5-5-1 Flames once again felt good about the bulk of their showing.

It’s where they go from here that has everyone guessing.

“If you want to rob a bank you’ve got to go to a bank. If you want to score goals you have to go to the net. Get to the net and get into the guts of the game.”

“Want to cheat for offence and lose hockey games? Or do you want to win hockey games? I don’t want to give up freebies – we’ve given up some freebies this year.”

Following a gritty first period against Washington in which the Flames rolled with one of the NHL’s hottest and deepest squads, two free spots on the bingo card popped up.

“The two-minute lapse at the beginning of the second period was 99 per cent me,” said Talbot following his third start of the year, a 5-3 setback.

“I thought the team battled back hard, but couldn’t find a way to pull one out tonight with the two gifted goals.”

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