The Flames always struggle in these morning games, especially on the East coast. They looked slow and sluggish all game.
I actually understand the starting Karlsson. We won all 4 games against St. Louis last year and Sutter probably wanted him engaged early on in the season. However, it didn't play out that way.
The Blues and Flames are 2 teams going in opposite directions. One is young, and up and coming, and will probably make the playoffs. The other has an aging core and is a fringe playoff team. I think we should of played our ace to try and get our 1st win of the season. If we hit another big losing skid this year as we did last season, it will be another long offseason in Calgary.