That’s been a common theme in the Calgary Flames’ video sessions, with the coaching staff encouraging snakebitten left-winger Sven Baertschi to put more pucks on net.
“I had a few opportunities last game where I made the wrong decision. I had second thoughts,” Baertschi said after Saturday’s morning skate at the Saddledome.
“I had the 3-on-1, the 3-on-2 and the 2-on-1, and all three times, I passed. Afterwards, I regret that I was trying to make that pass because I know that I can shoot the puck, too. I’ve gotta get on that path.
“I’ve gotta make sure that when (the pass) is not there, it’s not there. Sometimes — most of the time, actually — the shot is the best play.”
Heading into Saturday’s Battle of Alberta against the Edmonton Oilers, Baertschi had gone a dozen consecutive contests — plus three trips to the press-box as a healthy scratch — without a goal. He had only registered 12 shots on goal during that span.
The 21-year-old is optimistic he’ll soon