The Morning After
-Make It A Dozen: The Flames 5-2 loss to Edmonton last night made it 12 straight opening night defeats for the Flames. Calgary hasn’t won an opener since 2009 and are 2-17-2 in their last 21.
-Usual Suspects: The Flames were done in by Edmonton’s best players last night. Connor McDavid had a hat trick and two assists, giving him 11 goals and 12 assists in his las 11 games against the Flames. Leon Draisaitl had three helpers as well, giving him 14 assists in his last 11 games against the Flames.
-A First For Mangiapane: Andrew Mangiapane netted the first Flames goal of the season last night. It’s the first time he’s scored in a Flames opener in his career.
Post Game Reaction
"It wasn't the result we were looking for but there were some good things that we did."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) October 17, 2021
Jacob Markstrom and Andrew Mangiapane share their thoughts on tonight's loss in Edmonton. pic.twitter.com/dF2d8Tbi4G
10/18: Calgary Flames vs Anaheim Ducks 7:30 PM MT