Kings' Trevor Lewis reacts after colliding with Flames goalie Joey MacDonald (back) during second period NHL action between the Calgary Flames and the Los Angeles Kings in Calgary, Alta. on Feb 20, 2013 at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Lewis was called for goalie interference. (Jim Wells/QMI Agency)
CALGARY - Nearing the midway point of Wednesday’s loss to Los Angeles Kings, Trevor Lewis illustrated perfectly why the Calgary Flames have the worst home record in hockey.
While the puck was far from the Flames net, the 6-foot-1, 192-lb. Kings forward voluntarily launched himself into unsuspecting goalie Joey MacDonald at a high rate of speed.
And nobody did a damn thing about it.
In fact, after the whistle blew and MacDonald struggled to catch his breath from the violent attack, Flames skaters who did venture towards the carnage all but bent over to pick up Lewis’ stick, dust off the snow and ask if he, too, needed any sort of assistance.
Nary a shove, a threat, nor a facewash was administered, despite the fact Lewis ran the most precious commodity in every team’s lineup.
No wonder nobody takes the Flames seriously anymore.
This team is soft.
And nobody knows that better than Kings head coach Darryl Sutter, who oversaw the incident.