St. Louis Blues won 5:2 against the Calgary Flames. Ivan Barbashev is happy for his team, which showed what quality it possesses. "That's huge, right? It's a nice little streak we've got going right now," Barbashev said, as quoted by nhl.com.
"Hopefully we keep winning. I think we're just playing for each other." Calgary forward Mikael Backlund thinks his team needs to do better. "No, it's not getting away from us,"-Mikael Backlund said. "We know we can still do a really good thing here.
But we've got to pull together here and be a lot better. Execution wasn't good enough tonight. Secondary efforts, digging in to score. Never gave up, gave up some goals. But we haven't given up here. We know we're chasing it, for sure.
We're behind in the standings. We know we've got to play better, win more games, and we're going to do it." Connor Mackey had a mistake that led the opposing team to a goal. He is aware that he can't make mistakes. "I've got to be smart with the puck," Mackey said.
"I feel like I let the guys down there. I mean, I can't be doing that right after we score to get right back in it, and we're right back out of it."
Colton Parayko is an optimist for the future because his team has shown what is needed.
"We know we have some tough opponents and a tough stretch going into Christmas,"-Colton Parayko said. "We're just trying to make up a little bit for kind of where we are right now in the standings. We have a really good team and things are starting to come together.
It's looking good." Barbashev scored after a return pass from Thomas. "I made a play to him, and he made a better play back to me," Barbashev said. "All I had to do was put it in the empty net; it was nice."