So much talk coming into this game about struggling star hockey players and droughts offensively. The Star’s Jamie Benn had 2 goals on the season and was scoreless in his last 9 games. The Flame’s Johnny Gaudreau was scoreless in 7 contests and also had only two on the season.
So good news and bad news for the Calgary Flames as Johnny Gaudreau got off the snide (the good) with two goals tonight, but as often is the case the ying had to come with the yang, as the Flames also jump started Jamie Benn with two goals in a 4-2 Dallas win on Thursday night.
Practice as they might, the Flames lost the special teams battle again, a symptom that most often leads to death in today’s NHL. The club has now lost 5 of their last 6 after winning three in a row as they continue to dig a deep hole in the West.
Tick tick tick ….