Treliving lauds ‘belief’ of never-say-die Flames, but knows counting on comebacks ‘not a formula for success’


Good quote here from Flames GM Brad Treliving, on his team’s proclivity for falling behind early, only to fight back and win:

“Well, No. 1, I don’t think you can keep relying on that. That’s just not a formula for success. That’s No. 1. So by no means is it by design and we know we’ve gotta correct it, especially down the stretch here. But having said that it shows this team has got a resolve here; there’s a belief. The hardest thing sometimes to create is a belief, but one of the most powerful things you can have is a belief. I think this team has a belief. But we don’t try to draw it up and say, ‘OK, let’s go dig a hole and let’s spend the rest of the night trying to fill the hole in.'”

The Flames have won 10 games they’ve trailed after two periods, second to only Anaheim (11).

Even more remarkably, Calgary’s been outscored 62-42 in the first period, but has outscored its opposition 87-50 in the third. That’s a minus-20 differential in the first and a plus-37 in the third.

The Flames host the Blues tonight.