Calgary Flames 3 St. Louis Blues 5
The Flames will have to leave their 2 game winning streak in St. Louis as they were downed by the Blues 5-3 Thursday night. The Flames had multiple opportunities to get back into the game and potentially win, but their “puck luck” was non-existent. Here’s the rest of the best that wasn’t covered in the recap or Rate The Flames.
-Lotsa Firsts: The Flames had some firsts in tonight’s 5-3 loss, so it’s not a total failure. James Neal scored his first goal as a Calgary Flame at 7:32 of the first period. On that goal Dillon Dube picked up his first NHL point with a helper. Not to be outdone, Derek Ryan ripped home his first goal as a member of the Flames at 8:17 of the third period.
-Tip Your Hat: It’s never good when you’re writing about another team’s player pocketing 3 goals, but you gotta hand it to David Perron. Perron scored once the 1st period and then put home 2 in the second period to get his first 3 goals of the season.
-O’fer: The Flames red hot PP was extinguished last night going 0-4 in the contest. The goose egg puts them at 5-21 on the season with the man advantage.
Rate the Flames Results
1. Sam Bennett 2.50
2. David Rittich 2.14
3. Austin Czarnik 2.09
4. James Neal 2.04
5. Derek Ryan 2.00
1. Mike Stone 1.50
2. Rasmus Andersson 1.42
3. Anthony Peluso 1.32
4. Michael Frolik 1.30
5. Mike Smith 1.11
Post Game Reaction
"We weren't very competitive early and that hurt us and put us in a big hole."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) October 12, 2018
Bill Peters assesses tonight's 5-3 decision in St. Louis. #CGYvsSTL pic.twitter.com/bcgkQG1Xu8
"It wasn't our best hockey."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) October 12, 2018
Johnny Gaudreau talks about tonight's #CGYvsSTL game. pic.twitter.com/Ymktw2qjxP
"For whatever reason, we came in and weren't ready to go."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) October 12, 2018
James Neal comments on tonight's tilt vs. the Blues. #CGYvsSTL pic.twitter.com/18OIfeN2Qe
Pacific Division Standings
- Anaheim: 3-0-1 (7 points)
- LA: 2-1-1 (5 points)
- San Jose: 2-2-1 (5 points)
- Calgary: 2-2-0 (4 points)
- Vancouver: 2-2-0 (4 points)
- Arizona: 1-2-0 (2 points)
- Vegas: 1-4-0 (2 points)
- Edmonton: 0-2-0 (0 points)