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The Morning After Vancouver: How About That New Look Power Play...

The good news is there’s 81 more games to play!

NHL: Calgary Flames at Vancouver Canucks Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

Calgary Flames 2 Vancouver Canucks 5

That’s not the way anyone imagined opening night going.....we don’t think. Calgary was just out EVERYTHING’d by Vancouver en route to their first loss of the 2018-19 season. The good news is there’s 81 more....right....that’s good Here’s the rest of the best of what wasn’t covered in our Recap or Rate The Flames.


-Power Play: If you hated last year’s PP, you’re gonna LOVE this season’s version....not. Vancouver couldn’t stop giving the Flames power play opportunities last night. They were in such a giving mood they gave Calgary 7 PPO and as sure as the sun rises in the morning, the Flames came up empty. 0 for %&$#ing 7.

-Firsts: Speaking of being in a giving mood, Calgary gave Elias Pettersson his first NHL goal AND his first NHL assist. Way to go Flames!

-Can’t Win ‘Em All: Calgary now drops to 0-8-1 in their last 9 season openers. Yuck. Calgary has been outscored 42-17 over that span and lost to the Canucks 3 times during the 9 game skid.

-Continuing Disturbing Trend: The Flames out shot the Canucks on the night 35-23, yet only managed 2 goals.

Rate the Flames Results (Average Out of 3 Stars)

Top 5 Flames:

  1. Matthew Tkachuk 2.38
  2. Dillon Dube 2.09
  3. Sean Monahan 1.98
  4. Austin Czarnik 1.915
  5. Travis Hamonic 1.913

Bottom 5 Flames:

  1. Sam Bennett 1.42
  2. Mike Smith 1.36
  3. Mark Jankowski 1.27
  4. Michael Frolik 1.09
  5. Mike Stone 1.05


Post Game Reaction