GDT: Flames vs Rangers, 7:00 PM, MST. Sportsnet West, Fan 960

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  1. FlamerForLife

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    3-6-1 since the Smith injury, playoff chances are decreasing by the day. Next up a stanley cup contender on Monday.
     
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    “Maybe if we had more right handed shots we’d score more” - GG probably
     
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    DominikBokkFan Unlike Chiarelli, at least Chia seeds benefit you.

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    He's not wrong especially on the PP.
     
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    We actually had far more scoring chances than they did 5on5 alone, overall it's heavily in our favour.
     
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    How many were high quality scoring chances? Other than Backlund's clear cut chance, I can only count a few. Rangers on the other hand, plenty.
     
  6. Anglesmith

    Anglesmith Setting up the play?

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    The way they played in the second period they deserved to be down by a few. They gave up odd-man rush after odd-man rush because they got frustrated and got away from their system. But the way they played in the first and third they deserved far better, and the difference was goaltending.

    When you're playing a guy like Lundqvist with a guy like Gillies in your net, you can't take the chance and spot the other team a period like that second period, because there's a decent chance that a HOF goalie will play like a HOF goalie.
     
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    Anglesmith Setting up the play?

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    Plenty of great saves in this game by Lundqvist. Especially in the first period, which seems to be forever ago. But the PP was generating a lot of good shooting opportunities on basically every PP.
     
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    Holy smokes, Chris Stewart played for 2 periods on the top line and you are still posting this crap?

    The first 50 times you made this post, even though it is so incredibly wrong, wasn't enough?
     
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    Anglesmith Setting up the play?

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    I don't think we can afford to keep Bennett on the top line any further. It clearly doesn't work. It never worked. He is much more effective on the third line, and that's where it should be. Anyone else on that line would probably make the Flames a better team at this point, be it Stewart, Shore, Lazar, Brouwer.... anyone.
     
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    It's not exactly fair to put all the blame on the goalies considering they're rookies and inexperienced but man Mike Smith covered so many flaws, this injury could not have worse timing.
     
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    He covered flaws. But Gillies and Rittich are just flat out losing games right now. I’d give Parsons a look at this point if he wasn’t still broken
     
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    Anglesmith Setting up the play?

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    It's really not down to goaltending. Once again, the offence has dried up. The second line has contributed 3 goals over the last three games. No other line has contributed a single goal.

    The first line is flat-out dysfunctional with Bennett, and no team can seriously compete without the top line being a threat.
     
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    Call up Mason McDonald. Watch him just grab the starter's role
     
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    I'm pretty sure he got injured last week too.
     
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    At that point I think we might as well be the first team to play with 6 skaters
     
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    Which games are they losing?

    Tonight was a lack of scoring, Dallas was a lack of scoring, Colorado lack of scoring/dumb penalties, Boston lack of scoring.

    I don't remember the Florida game well enough to say what the issue was or the Vegas game that I somehow completely forgot we even played until I looked it up.

    It seems since Smith went down our main issue is that we can't score, just like it was when he was in net.
     
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    Rittich lost the Vegas game IMO. The Flames scored enough goals to win in that one, but Rittich let in several weak goals.

    But yeah, for the most part that hasn't been the story. Whether they're just unlucky with running into hot goalies, or they're making them look good, they just can't give their goalies any run support.
     
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    Don't be surprised if Burkie hires his old buddy Ron Wilson to try and salvage this season
     
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    Thanks for your input. Last time I checked, Brad was still the GM in charge of hiring.
     
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    I, for one, would be very surprised
     
  21. Lazar Beams

    Lazar Beams 'tis but a Scratch!

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    Didn't see the game, but 51 shots on goal?

    That sounds like some good corsi.
     
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    Anglesmith Setting up the play?

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    Aww yeah, we corsied the **** out of them tonight. Shot attempts were even more lopsided, I think. Lundqvist was spectacular in the first and Gillies let in a softy, otherwise we would've been comfortably leading. But in the second period, we basically lost all semblance of a system and allowed several odd-man rushes and breakaways and point-blank chances. Posts kept us in it, but Lundqvist kept us out of it.
     
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    Does the NHL count moral victory points?
     
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    Lundqvist has made 50 saves two games in a row now.
     
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    Johnny Hoxville The Return of a Legend

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    This would never happen.
     
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