The Flames are a perennial contender in the National Hockey League, having won three Stanley Cups in a row since the 2006-07 season.
But now they have lost two of their past four games.
It’s an awful start to a long, tough season.
Calgary lost its fifth consecutive game on Saturday night, a 3-2 shootout loss at Vancouver.
It was the second consecutive game the Flames lost four straight.
“I think it’s a bad start to the season,” coach Bob Hartley said.
“We’re a good team, but I think we’ve just got to get better.”
The Flames have lost six of their last seven games, dating back to Feb. 17.
The team’s recent struggles are largely due to a lack of depth at the forward position.
“If we’re going to be a top team in the league, we’ve got to bring in a veteran forward,” Hartley told the team’s official website.
The team is looking to bring back goalie Craig Anderson. “
But we need to get that veteran forward to step up.”
The team is looking to bring back goalie Craig Anderson.
He was acquired from the Anaheim Ducks in a trade on March 1.
Hartley is hoping Anderson can step up and play in the final 20 games of the season.
“He’s the guy who’s the most important to us in our game right now,” Hartle said.
But it’s also important to get a young player on the ice, and the Flames’ biggest problem is depth at that position.
They have only one goalie in the NHL this season.