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The Morning After: Montreal Only Needed 4 Minutes To Bury Flames

3 goals in 4 minutes was all it took to send the Flames to their 4 loss of the season.

Calgary Flames v Montreal Canadiens Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

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The Canadiens just seemed to have another gear that the Flames were lacking. They were faster. More physical. Got some timely saves. And more importantly, they had a bigger number on the scoreboard than the Flames after 60 minutes. In reality, all it took was 4 of those 60 minutes as Montreal put 3 pucks in the net in 4:10 during the second period. Warm up the bus, head for the exits. Here’s the best of the rest of what wasn’t covered in the recap or Rate The Flames.

Tidbits

-500: T.J. Brodie played in the 500th game of his NHL career, all with the Calgary Flames. A nice milestone that was ruined by a retaliatory penalty in the second period that lead to a PPG. T.J. giveth, T.J. taketh.

-Speci.....Forget It: Calgary’s special teams were abysmal and it’s a disturbing trend. The Flames PP was 0-5 and the PK gave up 2 PPG in 5 chances. That’s not good enough and it needs to be better.

-Tip Of The Hat: Carey Price won his 289th game as a Montreal Canadien with the 3-2 victory over the Flames. He tied Montreal legend Patrick Roy for 2nd place all time in wins with the Canadiens.

Highlights

Post Game Reaction

Pacific Division Standings

  1. San Jose: 5-3-1 (11 points)
  2. Anaheim: 5-4-1 (11 points)
  3. Calgary: 5-4-0 (10 points)
  4. Vancouver: 5-4-0 (10 points)
  5. Vegas: 4-4-0 (8 points)
  6. Edmonton: 3-3-1 (7 points)
  7. Arizona: 3-5-0 (6 points)
  8. LA: 2-6-1 (5 points)