Huberdeau: a combination that does not work

Huberdeau: a combination that doesn't work


Calgary Flames head coach Darryl Sutter shuffled his top six cards, hoping to find the right combination for Jonathan Huberdeau.

In Monday's training, the driver placed the Quebecer with center player Nazem Kadri.

“I need to know if Huberdeau is the player we should place with Lindy [Elias Lindholm] or with Kadri,” said Sutter, whose remarks were reported by the Sportsnet network.

In seven games, the trio made up of Huberdeau, Tyler Toffoli and Elias Lindholm have not not scored at five against five. It is also the only first line to have had so little success in equal numbers so far in the Bettman circuit.

In training, Andrew Mangiapane completed the Saint-Jérôme native's trio and Kadri. The second line was formed by Elias Lindholm, Tyler Toffoli and Milan Lucic.

“Our chances of scoring are better than last year, but the difference is the finish,” indicated Sutter who pointed out that his team lost two 40-goal scorers with the departures of Matthew Tkachuk and Johnny Gaudreau.

“We are going to have to score more goals playing around the net.”

< p>The Flames will be looking for a sixth win in eight games this season when they host the Seattle Kraken on Tuesday night.