The Calgary Flames played their first two preseason games on Monday with split squads in Edmonton and Calgary.
We lost both of them, losing in Edmonton’s Rogers Place 5-2 to the Oilers and losing here at home at the Saddledome 5-4.
READ A RECAP OF THE GAMES HERE from GLOBAL CALGARY.
During the games last night, our new goalie Mike Smith started trending on Twitter after allowing 4 goals on 13 shots. He probably shouldn’t look up #MikeSmith today because Calgarians seemed to be losing their minds rather quickly – though there were a few people who jumped to his defence.
We got Mike Smith from the Arizona Coyotes this summer. Read his background HERE.
If I was Mike’s mom, I’d be personally responding to all the haters. I’ve been known to shout, “HEY! GET OFF MY KID!” at the rink when the opposing players are being unnecessarily rough and aggressive. There’s no bodychecking until bantam!
Idk if Mike Smith will be good for the flames or not, but freaking out about it after half a preseason game probably isn't necessary— Colby Mueller (@ColbyCMueller) September 19, 2017
If you are a Flames fan don't search "Mike Smith" right now.— the swearin tout (@ycmmat) September 19, 2017
My husband grew up playing goalie and still plays a few times a year. Nothing irks him more than when everyone blames the goalie – but even Mike Smith blamed himself a bit.
Sometimes we just need someone to put everything into perspective …
The Flames first regular season game is against the Oilers (sigh) on Wed. Oct. 4 in Edmonton. Our first home game is Sat. Oct. 7 vs the Winnipeg Jets. – Sarah