Monday, September 21, 2015

Flames Preseason Recap #1 - Ouch

Credit: Sergei Belski - USA Today Sports
The Calgary Flames had a rough night on Monday, losing both games in which they played to the Edmonton Oilers by counts of 3-1 and 4-2. The Flames' 3 goal-scorers were Michael Frolik, Markus Granlund (pictured), and rookie Oliver Kylington.

What Happened?

@ Calgary

Not much transpired in the first period, but after the intermission, things started happening very quickly.

Michael Frolik scored his first in Flame colours just over six minutes in, to open the scoring.

Not even a minute later, however, the Oilers would tie it up off of a goal from another new acquisition in Mark Letestu.

After his goal, however, we got more Frolik:

After that near miss, it was all Edmonton. In the third, Benoit Pouliot would score one late, and Justin Schultz would add an empty-netter as the Oilers took the game 3-1.

@ Edmonton

I didn't actually watch this game, and it doesn't appear that anyone online did, either: I can't find the boxscore for it, so I can't do a strict recap. So, this is a good time to mention this cool thing that I call a tweet-recap, where I break down a game only in tweets. Enjoy!

Worst. Feed. Ever.

Andrew Miller makes it 1-0.

I believe that is Oliver Kylington.

So, Connor McDavid got a point and everyone was happy:

Then the Oilers got another goal:

And McDavid got another assist on Yakupov's empty-netter. Everyone was still happy. Except Flames fans.

Glengarry Glencross' Top 3 Flames of the Day

3. Johnny Gaudreau

While 'Johnny Hockey' wasn't as dominant as he could be on Monday, he made a couple of key plays, including setting up Sean Monahan for the latter to wire one off the crossbar, and making a nice feed to Michael Frolik for his goal (more on that in a minute).

2. Oliver Kylington

The only player on the list to play in Edmonton on Monday, Kylington was easily the Flames' best player in Rexall. He was all over the ice up north, making great passes and utilizing his speed on the way to a nice goal.

1. Michael Frolik

A really dominant force against the Oilers in Calgary, Frolik scored the Flames' only goal of the game in the second period and managed to draw a penalty shot in the same stanza (he missed). A great debut for the 27-year-old Czech

Up Next

The Flames are back in action this Thursday in Denver against Jarome Iginla and the Colorado Avalanche. As always, catch it on Sportsnet 960 The Fan. Streaming details will become apparent as said date approaches.

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