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Carolina Causes Calgary Collapse

Four unanswered sank the Flames

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Calgary Flames 3 – Carolina Hurricanes 6

Complete Stats

Scoring

First Period

CGY [1] – Coleman (6) 5:12

CAR [1] – Fast (8) (Pesce, Skjei) 17:15

Second Period

CAR [2] – Stepan (4) (Lorentz, Cole) 7:40

CAR [3] – Svechnikov (11) (Trocheck, Skjei) 9:22

CAR [4] – Deangelo (6) (Aho, Teravainen) 12:35

CGY [2] – Tkachuk (15) (Lindholm, Coleman) 13:26

Third Period

CGY [3] – Gaudreau (15) (Gudbranson, Tkachuk) 8:57

CAR [5] – Skjei (4) (Kotkaniemi, Lorentz) 18:08

CAR [6] – Svechnikov (12) (Staal) PP 19:05

Heading into tonight’s game the Flames were looking for a bounceback after disappointing losses to the Lightning and Panthers on this road trip. Calgary made a curious decision going with Dan Vladar for the second night in a row leading to questions regarding the health of Jacob Markstrom. We haven’t heard anything yet regarding his status.

Calgary got off to a very strong start in this game, controlling play in the first period and jumping ahead 1-0 thanks to a turnover and snipe by Blake Coleman. Carolina finally got going late in the first and tied things up with Jesper Fast deflecting a point shot.

The Canes pulled away in the second period with three quick goals and Calgary was never able to recover in this one as they lost for the third straight time. Goals from Matthew Tkachuk and Johnny Gaudreau pulled the game back within reach but two late goals sealed the win for Carolina.

Final Thoughts

Flame Of The Game

Brett Ritchie (F): He isn’t a player that we have always loved in the lineup but tonight was at the very least a solid performance for the bottom six forward. He had four shots and drew a penalty while being a part of the Flames best line tonight alongside Dillon Dube and Mikael Backlund. At least a step in the right direction as he is freshly back in the lineup.

What’s Next?

1/13: Calgary Flames vs Ottawa Senators, 7 PM MT

by Michael MacGillivray