Flames Game Review

STEVE MACFARLANE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:44 AM ET

OTTAWA SENATORS (34-22-4) 3

CALGARY FLAMES (29-22-9) 2

REPORT CARD

Overall: C+

Offence: C+

Defence: C

Goaltending: B+

Powerplay: C

Penalty kill: C

WHY FLAMES LOST

They had their top line going, but were on their heels defensively at times and suffered some unfortunate hops to help the Senators capitalize on the scoresheet. They also disappeared in the third period.

WHAT IT MEANS

A second consecutive loss hurts the Flames' hopes of being in a stronger position in the Western Conference playoff picture before the Olympic break next week.

HIT OF THE GAME

LW Chris Neil hit everything that moved in the opening period. His smack into LW Jamie Lundmark in front of the benches toppled the Flames winger. Ticked him off, too. He jabbed his blade into Neil's bottom to illustrate his dislike.

SCRATCHES

CALGARY -- RW Brian McGrattan, D Aaron Johnson, RW Rene Bourque (shoulder), C Craig Conroy (knee), LW Nigel Dawes (leg), RW David Moss (shoulder).

OTTAWA -- RW Shean Donavan, D Erik Karlsson (shoulder), LW Nick Foligno (leg).

UP NEXT

Thursday: Dallas Stars at Calgary Flames, 7:30 p.m., Pay-per-view, Fan 960.


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