The Calgary Flames may not be totally out of the playoff picture, but that’s largely due to being in a very mediocre Pacific Division. Every point matters right now, and the Flames desperately needed to turn the tides and get back into the win column. Jacob Markstrom started in net for Calgary, while the St. Louis Blues started backup Thomas Greiss.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: just four minutes into the game, the Blues opened the scoring off a goal from Ivan Barbashev. Calgary pushed to tie things up, and managed to even the score off a weird goal that went in off the glove of Connor Mackey. It was 1-1 after the first period.
That’s as close as the Flames would get. Jordan Kyrou scored three minutes into the second period to restore the Blues’ one goal lead. Then, three minutes into the third period, Pavel Buchnevich doubled their lead. Mackey scored his second of the game a few minutes later, but just one minute later, Mackey made a horrible play up the middle of his own zone that Brandon Saad deposited into the Flames net. Kyrou added another one to extend the lead to 5-2, and that’s where the game would end.
Despite strong play from the Flames, specific defensive mishaps opened up glorious opportunities for the Blues, and they seemed to capitalize on every single one. It’s a script we’ve seen so many times this season, and the Flames now find themselves on a five game losing streak.
Charts from the game are below.
|Ivan Barbashev||Robert Thomas||04:07 | 1st||STL 1 – 0 CGY|
|Connor Mackey||Dillon Dube, Elias Lindholm||16:01 | 1st||STL 1 – 1 CGY|
|Jordan Kyrou (PPG)||Brayden Schenn, Pavel Buchnevich||03:08 | 2nd||STL 2 – 1 CGY|
|Pavel Buchnevich||Brayden Schenn, Torey Krug||03:46 | 3rd||STL 3 – 1 CGY|
|Connor Mackey||Dillon Dube, Elias Lindholm||07:40 | 3rd||STL 3 – 2 CGY|
|Brandon Saad||Unassisted||08:58 | 3rd||STL 4 – 2 CGY|
|Jordan Kyrou||Robert Thomas, Ivan Barbashev||09:59 | 3rd||STL 5 – 2 CGY|
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