When the Flames hit the ice there is little doubt that tanking is in their plans.
Tonight for example the Flames out hit the Leafs almost five to one, the effort was there, the players left it all on the ice.
Off the ice some curious moves were made however, including first and foremost the decision to start Jonas Hiller after Niklas Backstrom started last night in Montreal. Back to back games usually gets you a backup start, no doubt, but how often do you see goalies two and three with number one sitting?
As if by plan the goaltending was the difference as Jonas Hiller gave up three goals on 24 shots (.875), one his fault completely, another he should have had as the Flames go down 5-2 to the lowly Leafs. Who am I kidding, they’re both lowly. - Full Article –