In a road-weary battle against the Detroit Red Wings, the Calgary Flames suffered a 6–2 loss, capping off a challenging five-game road trip filled with more lowlights than highlights.
Calgary’s offence was led by Andrew Mangiapane and Yegor Sharangovich, who were the lone Flames who managed to get on the scoresheet. Despite that, the Flames were never in the game. They trailed by two after the first and never drew closer than that as the Red Wings instead padded their lead—the final goal of the game gave Alex DeBrincat his league-leading eighth goal and fifth career hat-trick.
It was a challenging end to the Flames’ season-long road trip, finishing with a 1–3–1 record over the five games away from home. The Red Wings’ offence proved too much to handle for the Flames. The Red Wings have been red-hot, and they showed no signs of fatigue playing in the early Sunday game despite playing on Saturday as well.
The Flames were without Rasmus Andersson for their road game against Detroit for the second straight season. Last year, he was injured after being hit by a vehicle while riding a scooter in Detroit, this time around he’s serving a suspension for his hit on Patrik Laine. Unfortunate timing for the defenceman.
The good part about the game was that for what feels like the first time this season, the Flames’ offence wasn’t fundamentally flawed. Yes, the team is struggling with systems and chemistry, but looking below at the shot charts, this is the first game in a while that I can instantly see that the team got more shots off in high-danger areas than not. This has been a huge problem for the Flames thus far and integrating a new system and having it stick for the Flames must be a top priority for head coach Ryan Huska.
The Flames return home with hopes of regaining the momentum they established the last time they played in the Saddledome.
|Alex DeBrincat||Justin Holl, Lucas Raymond||01:59 | 1st||CGY 0 – 1 DET|
|Joe Veleno||Ben Chiarot, Justin Holl||09:44 | 1st||CGY 0 – 2 DET|
|Dylan Larkin||Alex DeBrincat||02:00 | 2nd||CGY 0 – 3 DET|
|Andrew Mangiapane||Mikael Backlund, Blake Coleman||12:12 | 2nd||CGY 1 – 3 DET|
|Alex DeBrincat||Dylan Larkin, Lucas Raymond||13:33 | 2nd||CGY 1 – 4 DET|
|Yegor Sharangovich||Walker Duehr, Nikita Zadorov||18:34 | 2nd||CGY 2 – 4 DET|
|Jake Walman||Daniel Sprong, David Perron||03:07 | 3rd||CGY 2 – 5 DET|
|Alex DeBrincat||Lucas Raymond, Justin Holl||03:44 | 3rd||CGY 2 – 6 DET|
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