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The Morning After The Rangers

The Flames ran into what might be the hottest goaltender in the NHL last night.

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Here’s the rest of the best of what wasn’t covered in the Recap or Rate The Flames from Calgary’s 3-1 loss to the NY Rangers.

-Is It The Shot Selection or The Goalie?: Calgary put 51 shots on net last night and were only able to come away with 1 goal. Yes, Lundqvist was outstanding last night, but when you send 51 shots at the 4x6 something has to go in right? The Flames have 121 SOG in their last 3 games resulting in.....3 goals. Not good enough.

First Goal Blues: The Flames gave up the first goal of the night for the second time in 3 games and the result was another loss. Calgary has had a bad habit of doing that his year and with their struggles scoring and winning lately, playing from behind isn’t an option. At least they didn’t blow a lead last night. Then again, you have to have a lead to blow one.

3M Line Still Going: Once again, the 3M Line was a key to the getting the Flames on the board. Michael Frolik and Matthew Tkachuk each had an assist on Brett Kulak’s second goal of the season.

Penalties: THE FLAMES ONLY TOOK 3 PENALTIES!!!! There’s something good from this game.

Congrats To Lundqvist: We try to highlight the Flames in this column, but you have to tip your hat to Henrik Lundqvist. Last night’s 50 save performance was the first time in NHL history a goalie has had back to back 50 save performances in consecutive wins. No matter who you root for, that’s impressive.

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