For much of the season Calgary Flames games were predictable; hang around in most games five on five but get your proverbial ass handed to you in special teams and lose the game. It’s a script they walked out most nights in the season’s first quarter.
On this long and arduous road trip we’ve actually seen a re-write to said script as the Flames have found their legs on the penalty kill, and with it some wins in some tough locals.
Tonight the script was further bludgeoned as the Flames won the special teams battle by scoring two shorthanded goals and a powerplay goal, but still lost by a score of 5 to 3 in Philadelphia.
The loss moves the Flames back to 3-2-0 on the trip, with things closing out tomorrow night in Brooklyn.