Here's how Calgary reacted to the Flames' worst home loss in 17 years

Oct 26 2018, 4:11 pm

Ouch.

Thursday night was a rough time to be a Calgary Flames fan.

Taking on the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Saddledome, no sea of red was going to stop them from drowning in their worst home-ice defeat in decades.

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By the time the clock wound down to finish out the third period, the Flames had been doused by a margin of 9-1.

Flames fans were hopeful heading into the game, and rightfully so, as their team was sitting at a respectable 5-4-0 for the fresh new season, with the Penguins at 4-1-2.

Sidney Crosby opened the scoring less than five minutes into the first period, and it was basically all downhill from there.

It seems the Flames didn’t rally around the scathing words of Matthew Tkachuk, who blasted his team’s effort after their last game in Montreal.

“We’re going to be better though next game. That’s for sure,” he said.

Whoops.

Though the Flames actually outshot Pittsburgh 39-36, the margin of defeat was their worst at home in nearly 18 years.

Flames fans and media were unsurprisingly disappointed in the savage beating and stated so throughout (and after) the downward-spiralling game.

Even the Flames’ official Twitter account had a sense of humour about the loss:

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