The Morning After
Calgary Flames 1 - LA Kings 4
Well, that certainly didn’t go as planned. Calgary went to LA riding a two game winning streak and the Kings quickly put an end to that with four straight goals that sent the Flames away 4-1 losers. LA pretty much out-everything’d the Flames last night and as usual the Tkachuk/Doughty feud took center stage. Drew Doughty send Tkachuk a$$ over tea kettles and then a gigantic pileup ensued after. It almost appears as Doughty is enjoying the villain role (from the the Flames fan perspective) and it’s working out well for LA.
Calgary struggled from the onset of this contest with LA scoring the opening goal just 1:15 into the first period and it was all downhill from there. David Rittich had his second tough game of the season, stopping only 24 of the 28 shots that came his way before getting relieved by Cam Talbot. The Kings have now taken the first two games of this contest and they look to be living “rent free” in Calgary’s head for a change. The win snapped a three game losing streak for the Kings and Calgary now heads to Anaheim to the House of Horrors for a 7pm tilt with the Ducks Sunday night.
-Quick Turnaround: Jonathan Quick has been brutal this season, but last night he was lights out. The Kings keeper got his first win and posted by far his best Save% of the season at .958.
-PK Strong: The Flames PK was solid on the night and they had to be. Calgary took eight penalties to the tune of 30 minutes. Thankfully they were able to kill off 7-8.
-Calgary Leads The League: In penalties. So far the Flames lead the league in being naughty with 47 penalties to start the season. They also lead the league in PIM Per Game with an average of 12:58.
Post Game Reaction
"We've got some things to figure out."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) October 20, 2019
Bill Peters assesses his team's play vs. the LA Kings. pic.twitter.com/tdPUAmxU6Q
"It's a real quick turnaround and I think that's big for our group."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) October 20, 2019
Matthew Tkachuk on getting back into action tomorrow in Anaheim. pic.twitter.com/WIQ5IvpB8n
"We need a better push-back, as a group."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) October 20, 2019
Travis Hamonic reflects on the loss to the Kings. pic.twitter.com/aelaD0MIkI
"They were playing harder than us, for sure."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) October 20, 2019
Mark Giordano talks about the loss the Kings. pic.twitter.com/MAM9GOo4GU