It’s been an odd start to the season.
In the age of advanced statistics the Flames have defied odds and won games that quite likely they had no part even being in. Tough periods against Vancouver, Edmonton, St. Louis, Chicago, Columbus and Winnipeg suggested to the naked eye that the shoe was about to drop for this 4-3-0 team.
Tonight however, they were full marks. Full marks against a team that figures to be in the mix for home ice in the East when the dust settles in April. Yet they found a way to lose it, giving up a late tying goal and then the overtime winner to turn a 1-0 lead into a 2-1 overtime loss.
I guess there’s always the loser point. - Full Article –