Some times teams find a niche, a shtick, or a calling card. When Darryl Sutter was in town he used to call it an identity, something he felt was required as you steer a NHL franchise up the standings.
Well the Flames are riding their latest identity in the opposite direction, as they continue to follow the same recipe, now three games in a row.
1. Spot the other team a 2-0 or 3-0 lead.
2. Score to make it close.
3. Push hard to tie things up.
4. Come up short and lose in regulation.
Tonight the recipe led rise to a 2-1 loss to the Nashville Predators sending the Flames into the all star break on a three game losing streak and in serious jeopardy of missing the playoffs. The next key date on the season’s schedule? The trade deadline.
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