The Calgary Flames have lost seven straight games on the road.
"Seems like on the road," goaltender Joey MacDonald said, "we start slow. Takes time to get going. At home we have the energy. I don't know if it's the energy of having the crowd behind us or what. But we start good. In the last L.A. game, first period we get down a couple and you can't do that against any team in this league." Calgary will attempt to reverse that trend on Thursday against the slumping Nashville Predators. The Flames are in 14th place in the Western Conference and they're likely to fall out of the playoff race entirely if they don't get hot soon.