Milan Lucic Details the Downfall in Calgary after a Terrible Playoff Loss

Published August 4, 2023 at 8:43 PM

The Calgary Flames once had one of the most talented lineups in hockey, but after their playoff loss to the Edmonton Oilers, things have been spiralling, and now, former enforcer Milan Lucic has revealed how it all went down.

A humiliating defeat


The Flames came into their second round matchup in 2022 with the Oilers full of confidence, but even after a big game one victory, the team fell apart, and now, Lucic has detailed why he thinks that happened.

I think we opened it up way too much against them. You can't open it up at all against those guys and then, honestly, the worst thing that could've happened is we won game one, what was it, 9-5 or 9-6. So then you know game one is opened up, so then what do we think right away, ‘we think we can score with these guys because we put up 9 in game one' and thought that was the worst thing that could happen.

Things seemingly went from bad to worse for the Flames, as they would go on to lose four straight games, and haven't been the same since.

Then it seemed like when Hyman scored that PK goal in game two, I don't remember if it was to make it 4-3. Every game was a shit show and then I think we lost our heads and lost our cool and the way we needed to be, how we needed to be, and needed to play. And then you know every time we took a penalty they would score. Every time we got a lead they would score right away back you know after that.

Where too now?

Lucic endured another disaster season in 2022-23, and now finds himself back in Boston, chasing another Stanley Cup with a team that won the most regular season games in history a year ago.

As for Calgary, they're looking to right the ship after two disastrous summers in a row, but with Darryl Sutter gone and the team looking to get bounce back years from two veteran stars, they could be a surprise team this year.

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