Another outburst in Calgary following last night’s loss!

Another outburst in Calgary following last night’s loss!

More players voice their frustration with difficult start in Calgary.



Blake Coleman scored the lone goal for the Calgary Flames in last night’s 3-1 loss at the hands of the visiting New York Rangers. The team has now lost three in a row and gone 1-4-1 since winning its season opener.

Prior to yesterday’s game, Nikita Zadorov had ripped into his club for their performance early in the season, reminding them that former head coach Darryl Sutter can no longer be blamed for their poor start.

After the loss, Coleman was the one voicing his frustration and he did not hold back, per Sportsnet’s Eric Francis.

"At the end of the day losing has got to keep you up at night.
I’m sick of losing. I think I can speak for the guys in the room we’re sick of losing. It burns me up.
You’ve got to be one of those guys that hates to lose more than loves to win.
As a group we’ve got to have way more fire.
Same story, we’ve got to figure this out really quick."

He added: “I’m pissed off and I think a lot of guys are pissed off and I hope a lot of guys use it the right way, as motivation.
Guys are frustrated and quite honest – I don’t want to use the word embarrassing, but it’s a home game and we needed to come out and win and we didn’t."

It’s understandable that Coleman and his teammates do not want last season to repeat itself, but we all remember how early in the calendar, the losing streaks mounted. Coleman isn't the only one in the dressing room wanting to improve and that's a good sign, meaning the boys are sticking together to get back on tracks and see positive results. 

The Flames face the St. Louis Blues next, on Thursday night, and Coleman and team captain Mikael Backlund are adamant they need to turn this around and win games again.

“Next game is the biggest game of the year – we’ve got to come out of this and start winning games.”

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