Flames lose 6-4 vs Stars-Can we order a side of Defence
November 25, 2017
We lost this shootout to our achilles heel. Our defensive play. We had the goals to support a win that's for sure with the Johnny and Mohnny show reigning supreme once again with a combined 6 points. The forgotten person sometimes on this line is Ferland. He is a major part of this lines success and while he is not on point to be a top 10 point, assist or goal player like the other two but he is set up to blow up his personal bests in the league and is playing like a premier power forward. Jankowski's line was once again good but needs to find the twine. Specially in an open game like this one. The 3m line got torched in the plus minus and was on the wrong side of the corsi meter for a rare game. Our rotating 4th line center position was uninspiring once again but in limited action the fourth line did have a positive corsi for a change. Our defensive play though was the most uninspiring of everything. Ya Smith ended with a .875 sv% but without him it would have been worse. I am running out of ideas to say intelligent things about fixing our own zone. We are plain out bad in our own zone. Last few games have been self inflicting plays but even without those specific plays we are still allowing to many shots on goal. Lets hope the coaching staff can get a grip on this and fix this.
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