To a man the Calgary Flames bristle when somebody mentions their losing skid in Anaheim.
Talk of the franchise’s last victory at the Honda Center coming way back on Jan. 19 2004 is deemed as ancient history or irrelevant.
If the Flames want to stop the chatter every time they head to this part of Southern California there’s an obvious solution: Win.
Sure easier said than done but the Flames once again went to the house that Mickey Mouse built and once again left on the losing side in Wednesday’s 3-2 defeat to the Ducks.
One of the biggest reasons the building originally known as The Pond has been a house of horrors for the Flames for an eternity has been slow starts by the visitors.
The latest remake of Disappointment in Disneyland came with that age-old script with the first act all about falling behind as was the case thanks to first-period goals by Dustin Penner and Kyle Palmieri that made it 2-0 before the announced crowd of 14051.
“They come out hard and we weren’t sharp”...