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Flames not tinkering yet

RANDY SPORTAK, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 2:13 PM ET

At first, you'd think Flames head coach Brent Sutter would make some changes.

Seeing as his team blew a five-goal lead in a 6-5 overtime loss Monday night in Chicago, a game the next night in Columbus may be a good chance to add Aaron Johnson for Adam Pardy.

Nope.

Sutter, whose team had an optional morning skate, is going with the same crew against the Blue Jackets.

The logic is simple:

"We're gonna see what we're about," he said.

Sutter was succinct the morning after the night before.

"I want a team here tonight that's willing to compete in tough areas," said Sutter, who was all business.

"A team that's committed to doing things the right way and a team that wants to be on the program."

Sutter has been trying madly to get his team to buy into a 60-minute game, and it hasn't happened.

Maybe blowing such a lead will hammer the message home.

"You can hear it from coaches. You can talk about it. But until it actually happens to you, that's when it starts hitting you. Last night was just an example of too much inconsistency, too much non-team play," he said. "Not a big enough commitment.

"We're 4-1-1 and it's not acceptable the way we're playing."


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