Can Brian Elliott ever catch a break?
Sure the guy has had his struggles to start the season along with his teammates, but with things looking up and the club playing better hockey in front of backup Chad Johnson the script was set for Elliott to return with more support and hopefully better results.
Instead the Flames came completely unglued in Buffalo, blowing a 1-0 first period lead by giving the game away in the second period through uninspired play and a complete lack of discipline in dropping a 4-2 game to the Sabres on Monday night.
The loss moves the trip back to 1-1-0 after two games, erasing some of the good vibes generated the night before in Detroit. Any hope that this team has figured things out will need to be put on ice once again.