February 3, 2013
Flames 5 Burning Questions
By WES GILBERTSON, QMI Agency
CALGARY - They say there's no place like home, but the Calgary Flames might benefit from a change of scenery right now.
Despite playing five of their first six games in the familiar confines of the Saddledome, the Flames have managed just one win and find themselves dead-last in the NHL standings with only four points.
They're headed east on their scavenger hunt for some positive results, with road tilts against the Red Wings in Detroit (Tuesday) and the Blue Jackets in Columbus (Thursday) before crossing three time-zones to cap their roadie with Saturday's Hockey Night In Canada clash against the Vancouver Canucks.
String together a few road wins, and suddenly the early-season setbacks are a non-issue. Continue to squander opportunities and ... uh oh.