The Flames dropped their second preseason game last night, 4-2 to the Vancouver Canucks. It was once again a VERY mixed group of players sporting the Flaming C, but at least this time Calgary found the back of the net.
Vancouver staked themselves to a very quick 3-0 lead after the first period, but the Flames showed some life as the second 20 minutes started. Calgary would get goals in the period from Dillon Dube and Connor Mackey, but that would be all for the good guys on this evening. Vancouver would add an insurance goal in the final frame and get their first win of the preseason by the final score of 4-2.
There was improvement from Calgary last night and not just on the scoreboard. The Flames nearly doubled their shot total from the Edmonton game, firing 26 SOG and they held Vancouver to a manageable 28 SOG, compared to Edmonton’s 49 the night before. And the Flames also only took six PIM, trimming eight minutes off their previous game totals. A work of art? Nope. But it was a step in the right direction as the Flames snapped an almost five period scoreless streak and look “slightly” more cohesive as a team.
Next up: 9/29, Calgary Flames vs Seattle Kraken
Post Game Reaction
"I thought every guy battled ... definitely a step up from the first game."— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) September 28, 2021
Dillon Dube shares his thoughts on tonight's pre-season clash vs. Vancouver. pic.twitter.com/gh3FI8GWFK