It was another tough loss for Flames fans Wednesday night as Miikka Kiprusoff played terrible yet again. I’m not usually the person to put the blame on one specific player but when you impose a no-trade clause on yourself and still play bad, I lose all respect for you. Kiprusoff is done and it’s finally about time. The question is: why does Hartley keep playing him? We know he’s just going to retire. It looks like MacDonald is going to be back next year possibly as a starter. Let’s get him some minutes.
With that being said, the Flames lost 4-1. Shocker. It was a close game until the third period, when Vancouver scored three goals in under five minutes. Curtis Glencross scored the only goal 16:17 into the game. Max Reinhart picked up his first NHL point. At least there’s that.
The loss didn’t affect Mike Cammalleri too much. “Let’s be honest, right now, when you win or lose, it doesn’t have the same effect as when you’re in a playoff race and a game like that happens, you say, ‘Oh my God, we outplayed them and didn’t get the two points.'”
Kiprusoff stopped 25 of 29 last night while Luongo saved 40 of 41. Another game where the Flames dominated by still lost by a margin thanks to stellar goaltending.
Friday, the Flames will host the Coyotes at 7:00pm and the next night head up to Edmonton to do battle with the Oilers.
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