Cammalleri broke his silence in a tough 4-1 loss against L.A. at the ‘dome

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The Flames have been a force to reckon with at the Scotiabank Saddledome winning their last eight straight at home. With only 3 points between the L.A. Kings and the Flames, Saturday’s game was no doubt a tough loss to swallow, giving up 3 easy goals in the 2nd even after consistent pressure for the period of the game.

Into the 1st period, the Flames brought on immense pressure as they looked confident wearing red at home.

It was noticeable through out the evening that the style of play was oddly similar to each other. Fans could tell two brothers were in the house governing opposite teams.

And with no scoring, and only really a penalty handed off at one a piece, it was the 2nd period that set the pace for the Kings win.

Not even 27 seconds in, Mike Richards scored his first in 10 from an unfortunate Giordano give away, awarding Penner and Scuderi the assist.

Kiprusoff gained his composure, but it was not enough as Greene slapped one through traffic on an offensive push from the Kings.

Quick, who was easily the 1st star of the evening, stopped 29 of the 30 shots from the Flames. Half way through the 3rd, Glencross was robbed on a massive stretch pass from mid-ice, one where Quick seemed to put good use to his name.

However, after some hopeful Flames pressure, Kostopoulos received two for Cross checking and Kopitar furthered the lead with a power play goal.

It was a long battle for a minute after the 3 unanswered as Cammalleri, who posed a -2 on the night, scored the only Flames goal of the game coming on the man advantage.

And if this isn’t ironic enough, it was a deflection from the crease, where he even managed to break the blade off his stick that scored the lone goal.

If that is not considered accepting your welcome back, I don’t know what is.

There was a glitch on the network score counter, purposing the Flames were only losing by one as it read 3-2 for over a minute. I thought that was a good omen. I was wrong.

The 3rd consisted of an 40-60 ratio in shots, as the Flames mounted pressure but never had enough steam it seemed to get the job done. 
Brown scored the easy empty-netter with a minute left to give the L.A. Kings and the older brother Sutter the bragging rights — plus the two points earned.

About Sharday L. (8 Posts)

Sharday is a Mount Royal University communications student, specializing in the field of journalism. A born and bred Flames fan from Saskatchewan — she plans on taking on sports journalism with full force — writing on the Calgary Flames beat for the Calgary Journal, and now contributing regularly to the redmileblog. The 2004 run has forever changed her love of hockey — a place and time she is looking to rekindle once again. - Go Flames - xx @SLISAAC


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