That loss was on Markstrom. The Flames outplayed them and he let in 3 goals on 3 shots. Thank God Minnesota also seem to be losing. Looks like the 2 will battle for the last playoff spotThe game last night is a good example of how the Flames have been this season. They often outplay their opponents in terms of taking the play to their opponents, and their time of possession as well as shots on net or shot attempts, but can't seem to score, and a soft goal either allows the other team to get an early jump, or to take the lead late in a game...or as we saw last night, win it in overtime. I pray the Flames don't give up picks to get a player at the deadline. At this moment it seems pointless, as it feels like another re-build is coming anyway. Out of all the deadline trades the Flames have done, have any ever really panned out? I think think of any unless I go back to Jon Tonelli in 1986.
The irony is Sutter is both the problem and the solution. Flames aren't where they are (around a playoff spot) without him but they're also likely a far more entertaining product without him too. And if you squint you could argue a better team but that's impossible to say because we don't know what that looks like.I blame Sutter