These are up and down times for the Calgary Flames.
Actually, up and down periods in games.
The Flames started the season at home with two games and had two slow starts. The results were two losses, one to Philadelphia and one to Vancouver, the latter in overtime.
The team then headed on the road for four games and pretty much cured the poor start problem. But they were having some trouble in the second periods of games. Heading into a home game Thursday against Los Angeles, the Flames had been outscored in the middle frame XXXX.