SUNDAY NOVEMBER 6: CALGARY FLAMES AT ANAHEIM DUCKS
If you’ve only been a Flames fan for a year or two, you probably still have a hatred for the Honda Center. It’s the arena that the Anaheim Ducks play at home in. The arena that has a curse. The Calgary Flames have not won a regular season game in that arena since 2004, which comes up to 23 games. Nobody knows what it is. Is it in the water? Is it because the Flames are in Disneyland and they’re distracted from hockey? Who knows. All I know is that they literally cannot win a game there. And fans are getting frustrated.
While writing this, I couldn’t decide if I wanted to add the first game in Anaheim or maybe one later down the season when maybe it’s down to a few games for a playoff spot. I decided on the first game because right now, the Flames are at a 23 game losing streak which is tied for an NHL record for most consecutive losses in one building. And who says Flames don’t have nice things?
So in this first game, if the Flames lose, they will officially have the best NHL record! Wow how cool! But if they win, knock on wood, then they can finally break this Disneyland curse.
Actually last season in the Flames’ last game in Anaheim against the Ducks, the Ducks won, obviously, and they became first in the pacific division. I mean yeah, they became first, but Flames tied an NHL record for most consecutive losses in one building, so who’s the real winner here?