The Morning After
Ugh. Another trip to Vegas turns into another loss as the Flames fell to the Golden Knights Saturday night 6-2. Calgary had themselves a 2-1 lead early in the second period thanks to goals off the sticks of Johnny Gaudreau and Rasmus Andersson, but that wasn’t even close to being enough to get Calgary their first win in Las Vegas.
The Flames would start to crumble in the second period as Vegas would score three goals to close out the period and as fast as they had a lead, it was gone. Vegas would score two more times in the third period and finish off the Flames 6-2. David Rittich had his first real clunker of the season, stopping only 24 of the 30 shots that came his way.
-Still Winless: The Flames have played five games in Vegas since their inception and Calgary has lost all five contests to the Golden Knights at their home rink.
-This Won’t Make It Any More Comforting: Not only can the Flames not win in Vegas, they can’t score there either. In Calgary’s five trips to Las Vegas they have only found rhe back of the net six times.
-PP Struggles: Calgary was 0-2 on the PP last night and that part of the Flames game has been a struggle on the young season. Through five game the Flames are 3-14 with the man advantage.
Post Game Reaction
"We didn't play hard enough."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) October 13, 2019
Bill Peters gives his take on the loss to the Golden Knights. pic.twitter.com/lHBoS9aP19
"One of those games early on that you can learn a lot from and that's what we need to do."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) October 13, 2019
Milan Lucic reflects on tonight's loss in Vegas. pic.twitter.com/5EKBKBcpgt