Flames Blow 4-Goal Lead in Colorado, Lose in Shootout


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The Calgary Flames 2nd period woes continued as they blew a 4-goal lead by letting Colorado score 4 unanswered goals in the second period tonight. Colorado went on to win the game in the shootout when Alex Tanguay failed to score as Calgary’s 3rd shooter.

This was a very disappointing loss for the Flames who would have had a perfect 3-0 record on their first road trip of the season if it were not for this performance.

Calgary leads the NHL in goals against in the 2nd period, and needs to address this soon if they want to have any success this season in the tough Western Conference.

A hight point of the night was Dion Phaneuf’s first goal of the season, which was a break-in on a nice feed from Jarome Iginla. Phaneuf has been showing more offensive spark so far this season, pinching in from the point on several occasions, but has so far had little success finding the back of the net. Hopefully,for Flames fans, this first goal will give him a bit more confidence to continue scoring.

Also notable from the Flames tonight was the performance of captain Jarome Iginla. He registered 3 points including 2 nice goals. This marks the 6th straight game to start the season that the Flames have had a 2-goal scorer and ties an NHL record.

Iginla seems to be finding his offensive touch early this season, which is a good thing. He now has 4 goals and 4 assists this season, and trails only Daymong Langkow (5 goals) for the team lead in scoring.

Scoring Summary

1st Period
CGY: Phaneuf A: Iginla
CGY: Nilson A: Moss, Lombardi
CGY: Iginla

2nd Period
CGY: Iginla A: Tanguay, Aucoin
COL: Svatos A: Smyth, Stastny
COL: Smyth A: Hannan, Stastny
COL: Brunette A: Stastny, Liles
COL: Sauer A: Wolski

3rd Period
no scoring

no scoring

COL: Wolski (Goal)
CGY: Phaneuf (Save)
COL: Smyth (Goal)
CGY: Iginla (Goal)
COL: Sakic (Miss)
CGY: Tanguay (Save)

About Greg Hounslow (558 Posts)

Greg is the founder of Red Mile Blog has been following the Flames through good times and bad since they arrived in Calgary in the early 80s. He has written hundreds of articles on the Flames since 2005 and considers himself an expert on hockey inconsistency and frustration. He shoots right and usually plays defence, but has been known to jump up in the rush. He is a 2-time CAHL men's league champion and knows the sweet taste of beer from a Cup.

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