Flames lose run-and-gun battle with Predators

Predators defenceman Shea Weber crashes the net as the puck gets by Calgary Flames goalie Joni...

Predators defenceman Shea Weber crashes the net as the puck gets by Calgary Flames goalie Joni Ortio at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Thursday. (Brent Calver/Special to QMI Agency)

RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:16 AM ET

CALGARY - Usually when these teams meet in the Stampede City, it becomes western night.

This time, the Calgary Flames and Nashville Predators decided to make it turn-back-the-clock-night — all the way to the 1980s.

The Flames and Predators are both low-scoring teams in wait-until-next-year territory as far as their Stanley Cup playoff hopes, which prompted expectations Friday’s clash at the Dome would be a snoozer.

Instead, the Preds came out on top of a 6-5 clash that harkened back to the days of mullets, acid-wash jeans and Atari.

“That was an old-school game, I guess. It was back and forth,” said Flames captain Mark Giordano, who collected a pair of assists. “We did a lot of great things and had a lot of good spurts, especially offensively, but we gave way too many chances off the rush. We had too many turnovers. That’s what hurt us in the end.”


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