Calgary Flames daily: Win-streak comes to an end, new arena plan?

CALGARY, AB - NOVEMBER 11: Troy Brouwer
CALGARY, AB - NOVEMBER 11: Troy Brouwer /

After a disappointing loss to the Vancouver Canucks last night, the Calgary Flames win-streak comes to an end. Also, is there another new arena plan? More Flames news here.

The Calgary Flames win-streak came to an end last night against the Vancouver Canucks in a disappointing 5-3 loss. The Flames outplayed the Canucks for a majority of the game, but unfortunately, the Canucks had the edge in the third period. And the Flames’ special teams became their downfall last night.

They managed to score two powerplay goals and they went 2/4 on the PP, which is great. However, they also let the Canucks go 2/3 on their PP. And they also allowed a short-handed goal against which tied the game at 3-3. That was basically the turning point for the Flames.

The Flames are now 4-5-0 on home-ice. They’re 3-2-0 so far in their seven-game home stance – their longest of the season. They have two more games at the ‘Dome before they head east.

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Via Calgary Flames:

"“I thought the goals we gave,” complained captain Mark Giordano softly in the aftermath, “were just exactly that – we gave them.“Unnecessary mistakes and turnovers and they made us pay.“You’re not going to win many when you give up five.“We’ve got to clean that up. I feel again too many chances off the rush where their late guys were getting looks. That’s where I think we’re giving up the most.“I thought we controlled play, especially in the second period.”“Today was a game of critical moments, critical saves,” summed up an obviously frustrated Glen Gulutzan. “Up 3-2, two minutes left to go in the second period … I’ve repeated it a thousand times what it means to go into the third with a lead.“We get a powerplay and give up a shortie, that’s a tough one.“Then we took a penalty I don’t think we needed to take, didn’t get it killed. Then we get a defenceman in there forechecking, trying to get it back. And they make a nice play to catch us: 5-3, game over.“We gave up 12 chances tonight, which is low in the league. Two goals (allowed) on the powerplay. One bad pinch.“I don’t see any problem defensively. We just need to get better penalty-kills.”"

This was a game that the Flames should have had. But they came up short.

And Mike Smith, unfortunately, hasn’t been the force he’s been lately. He allowed five goals against on just 21 shots. We may see Eddie Lack in net tomorrow night against the Detroit Red Wings. Lack’s only had one start this season in a 5-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues.

In other news, do we have another new arena deal going on?

Supposedly, there’s an Arena Plan A where it’s plan will be revealed early in the new year in January.


"“In January, we’ll be rolling out our master plan for the area that we’ve developed with the Stampede and other partners within the area with the idea of getting the community onboard because we think this could be quite a remarkable project,” says Michael Brown, president and chief executive of the wholly owned subsidiary of the City of Calgary, who also spoke briefly about the master plan at the recent Calgary Real Estate Forum.“Right now, we really only have Plan A and that’s with a new arena. If in five, six, seven years from now, there’s been no progress on a new arena then we’re going to have to go back and revisit that one. But, for now we’re focused on that’s where the arena will go.”"

We won’t know any specific details about the blueprint or how estimated costs, etc. until January. So looks like we’ll have to wait a couple of months.

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Some links surrounding the Flames

Flames lose special-teams battle, game (Calgary Sun).

Canucks’ strong 3rd period puts out Flames’ 3-game win streak (CBC Sports).

New Flames arena ‘Plan A’ in Calgary Victoria Park (RENX).

Missed Chance (

Some links surrounding hockey and the NHL

2017-18 Upper Deck Series 1 Hockey ends the wait for ‘Young Guns’ (FanSided).

Matthews out for Maple Leafs against Wild (

It could be worse: Canadian teens cut from the NHL shift focus to starring at world juniors (National Post).

Daniel Alfredsson hasn’t ruled out a return to hockey (Ottawa Sun).

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And that’s all in today’s Flames Daily!