So I was going out to watch the game with a friend tonight, and wanted to get a jump on my game summary blog post. I uploaded a pic, and started with this lead-in line (I thought it would be a good indication of what would come tonight):
“The top line for the Calgary Flames silenced their critics with an offensive outburst tonight at the Saddledome. The Calgary Flames top trio of Jarome Iginla, Olli Jokinen and Alex Tanguay combined for a total of XX points as the Flames beat the Florida Panthers X-X.”
Boy, was I wrong. Really, really wrong. Horribly wrong.
The effort displayed by the Calgary Flames tonight was beyond pathetic for an NHL team and the post-game quotes only do it so much justice. The Flames failed to show up to the Saddledome and were once again shutout by their opponents. This time it was a 3-0 thrashing by the Florida Panthers. Just for fun, here are a few of the quotes from Flames players and staff:
“It was a stinker of a game.” – Brent Sutter
“We were a team that played very softly.” – Brent Sutter
“In order for us to be in the playoffs we’ll need to show some consistency.” – Alex Tanguay
“Crickets.” – Jarome Iginla
What else can I say after a second shutout loss in 3 games? This Calgary Flames team needs to find some way of putting the puck in the other team’s net. And soon.