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Calgary Flames’ shedding skid continues in Heritage Basic Categorical Occasions

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EDMONTON — The Calgary Flames’ early-season struggles are snowballing,. 

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Seems, they didn’t fare any higher outside. 

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After Sunday’s 5-2 loss to the arch-rival Edmonton Oilers within the 2023 Heritage Basic at Commonwealth Stadium, the Flames have now dropped 5 in a row. On this case, there have been upwards of 55,000 witnesses.  

Nazem Kadri and A.J. Greer did the lamp-lighting for the Flames on this under-open-skies version of the Battle of Alberta, whereas there have been no issues that Jacob Markstrom may catch a chill within the visiting crease. He was peppered with 34 photographs. 

The Flames had but to check Stuart Skinner, the temperature hadn’t even light to beneath zero, when outdated buddy Brett Kulak buried a rebound to stake the Oilers to an early lead. 

The hosts continued to construct momentum by killing off an 81-second stretch of five-on-three and shortly after Leon Draisaitl was launched from the sin-bin, he arrange Zach Hyman for a magnificence on a two-on-one rush. 

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Kadri replied for the Flames, lastly sniping his first of the season with a dandy deflection on the finish of a power-play, however Evan Bouchard quickly restored the two-goal edge with a rocket from the blue-line.  

Greer’s first aim in a Flaming C brand was the product of an outstanding particular person effort by defenceman MacKenzie Weegar, splitting a pair of flat-footed opponents and firing a shot on internet. Greer, claimed off waivers earlier this month from the Boston Bruins, was on clean-up duties, shovelling residence the rebound. With Vincent Desharnais nearly to step out of the penalty field, Calgary’s second of the night additionally counted as a man-advantage marker. 

The Flames had been threatening to flip the script because the third interval began, however any hopes of a comeback had been probably quashed when Desharnais bounced a shot via site visitors and below the cross-bar, benefitting from the kind of wacky hop that may be a actuality of taking part in within the Nice Outdoor. 

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Evander Kane sealed the consequence with a late empty-netter. 

Connor McDavid, coming back from a two-game absence because of an upper-body damage, completed with one help. 

The Flames will attempt to keep away from a sixth straight setback Wednesday, after they welcome the Dallas Stars to the Saddledome (6:30 p.m. MT, Sportsnet One/Sportsnet 960 The Fan). 


On X: @WesGilbertson 

Wes Gilbertson and Danny Austin have been overlaying the Flames for years and know what makes the workforce tick. Have questions? They’ve the solutions – or the contacts to trace them down. Ship your inquiries to calgaryflames@postmedia.com

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