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Calgary Flames forward Michael Frolik stood at his locker stall after Tuesday stunning loss and played the blame game, pointing the finger directly at himself.
The Flames were less than two minutes from polishing off the Vegas Golden Knights when Frolik made a costly mistake, attempting a pass to one of his teammates in the defensive zone but instead sending the puck toward netminder Mike Smith.
Ten seconds later, after a top shelf snipe by Jonathan Marchessault, it wasn Golden Knights added an empty netter their third strike in just 53 ticks on the clock to seal a 4 2 victory.
The Flames 11 game point spree was suddenly toast.
a little bit, I guess, panicked, Frolik told a circle of reporters after the gut wrenching loss. just saw (TJ Brodie) there and just try to pass it to him, but I passed it to his backhand and I think he kind of let it go, and you guys saw what happened.
an awful play. At this time of the game, you probably just want to turn and get it out . . . It my fault. is arguably the hardest working guy on the Flames payroll and Tuesday marked his return to action after missing a month due to a broken jaw, so his pals weren going to pile on.
The Flames had suffered four straight overtime/shootout losses between their bye and the all star break.
thought we played a really strong game up until the last two minutes, said Flames left winger Sam Bennett. then we took our foot off for two plays, and the puck ended up in the back of the net twice, so it just not good enough.
now, it tough to swallow. We played a great game, up until the last two minutes. It shows what can happen if you take your foot off for a second. and Matthew Tkachuk provided the offence for the Flames in Tuesday devastating defeat, while Reilly Smith also scored for the out of towners.
Bennett second period marker was cringe worthy. Not the shot, but the way he slammed into the boards afterward.
Bennett buddies waited for him to climb back to his feet for a celebratory cruise past the home bench, but the third line left winger instead grimaced his way to the gate and headed straight to the locker room. Fortunately for the Flames, he returned without missing a shift.
Tkachuk would give the locals a lead with a sneaky goal late in the second.
He corralled a rebound at the edge of the blue paint and darted behind the net, with 19,289 fans and Golden Knights masked man Marc Andre Fleury fairly certain he would attempt a wraparound on the other side. Instead, the Flames surging sophomore slammed on the brakes, reversed direction and tucked in a forehand for his seventh goal in an eight game span.
like this, they sting. They hurt, said Flames head coach Glen Gulutzan. hurt every guy, they hurt everybody here, but it how you react to it. The good teams, you get back after a tough one like this and that what we going to have to do.