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The Morning After: Flames Crash Back To Earth In St. Louis

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Give up a hat trick, hit 3 posts, those aren’t recipes for wins.

NHL: Calgary Flames at St. Louis Blues Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Tidbits

-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

Top 5:

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

Bottom 5:

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

Highlights

Post Game Reaction

Pacific Division Standings

  1. Anaheim: 3-0-1 (7 points)
  2. LA: 2-1-1 (5 points)
  3. San Jose: 2-2-1 (5 points)
  4. Calgary: 2-2-0 (4 points)
  5. Vancouver: 2-2-0 (4 points)
  6. Arizona: 1-2-0 (2 points)
  7. Vegas: 1-4-0 (2 points)
  8. Edmonton: 0-2-0 (0 points)