Game Report: Flames 2, Blues 1

Scoring goals continues to be a major problem for the Blues.

The Blues lost for the fourth time in their last five games on Wednesday night, falling to the Flames in Calgary.

Dougie Hamilton broke a 1-1 tie with a goal at 7:57 of the third period.

The Blues’ only goal came on a power-play by Brayden Schenn early in the second period, which tied the game 1-1.

The Blues, who were shut out in the first game of their four-game trip to Canada on Sunday night in Winnipeg, have not scored an even-strength goal in their last three games. They have scored just four goals combined in their last five games, three of which have come on the power-play.

Carter Hutton stopped 31 of 33 shots by the Flames. The first-period goal by Michael Frolik – which came after a video review – snapped a streak of 55 consecutive saves by the Blues’ backup goalie.

The Blues’ penalty-kill unit continued to play well, killing off all four power-plays by the Flames. The Blues have now killed off 31 of their last 33 penalties.

Looking ahead:
The Blues play the Oilers in Edmonton on Thursday night before wrapping up the trip on Saturday night in Vancouver.