Lundmark keeps positive edge

RANDY SPORTAK -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 10:10 AM ET

DALLAS -- The play all but summed up Jamie Lundmark's season in an instant.

Racing down the wing with the puck in Monday's game against Nashville, Lundmark readied to make a play off the rush.

Instead, he lost an edge and crashed to the ice.

Scoring chance gone. And the game, a 5-3 Calgary Flames loss, added another to his total without a goal.

"When you're struggling and going through tough times, those things seem to happen more often than other times," sighed Lundmark after yesterday's optional practice in Dallas. "You can't dwell on it, just go out for the next shift."

Through 38 clashes, he has yet to score.

"You always have times in the season you go up and down and go in slumps and get out of slumps but I don't think I've ever been through this many games," said Lundmark, who turned 26 yesterday. "It's frustrating."

Lundmark, who has collected four assists this season, is doing his best to stay upbeat.

"You beat yourself up about it but you can't beat yourself up too much," he said. "You have to find a way out of it, find something that'll get you going and a way you can contribute, too."

Seeing as Jeff Friesen ended his goal-scoring slump at 50 games last week, Lundmark can't help but stay positive and feed off some of that energy.

"I've been thinking, in the back of my head, about him scoring and it's helped me," he said.

"There is light. It's good for him and hopefully he starts playing well."


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