Flames win 6-0 over Golden Knights as Markstrom scores 8th league lead – Calgary

Mikael Backlund have one goal and three assists to increase attack speed and Jacob Markstrom Make 28 saves to take the lead The Flame of Calgary Wednesday night’s 6-0 win over the Vegas Golden Knights.


Andrew Mangiapane – with the 21st and 22nd goals leading his team, Johnny Gaudreau and Elias Lindholm also scored for Calgary (24-13-6), winning six of their last seven games.

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Vegas (28-17-3) followed up with a 4-0 win in Edmonton on Tuesday by closing itself for the third time of the season and the first since November 2, The Golden Knights, who just had a week off for the all-star tournament, now with another week off, won’t return to action until they host Colorado next Wednesday.

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The result gives it four straight wins at the Saddledome for the Flames, which opened the door to a seven-match go on Thursday night against Toronto.

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It was Markstrom’s eighth league-leading opening, taking his tally to 18-10-5. No one else has more than four.

Vegas Golden Knights’ Keegan Kolesar, left, tries to get past Calgary Flames goalkeeper Jacob Markstrom during the third stage NHL hockey game in Calgary, Wednesday, February 9, 2022.


Flames’ Netminder wasn’t too busy early on, but he was responsive when called upon, especially in the final 40 minutes. In particular, he let Nolan Patrick’s number stop him three times in the second half and all were good scoring opportunities.

First, he stretches across the fold to prevent redirection from the top of the fold. Immediately after the ensuing confrontation, he made a gloved save on Patrick from the pass. Then, at the very last minute of inning, he was blocked by Patrick backhand after he took the ball from Nikita Zadorov and rushed in on a breakaway.

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After being given the night off Tuesday, Robin Lehner received a defeat to 19-13-1.

The win puts Calgary one point behind Los Angeles and Anaheim, who are second in the Pacific Division, despite the Flames holding four and five games respectively. Calgary also climbs within five points of Vegas, with whom they also have five games in their hands. As a percentage of points, the Flames boast the division’s best record.

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Calgary opened the scoring at 5:03 in a perfectly executed give and return with Gaudreau and Matthew Tkachukpassed when Gaudreau shot into the top corner for his 19th goal.

The Flames entered the night 0-14 in their previous five games with power play and while the man advantage was not credited with Calgary’s second goal at 12:24 in the first game, it was about was basically a powerhouse goal with Backlund beating Lehner with another wrist shot into the top corner, just four seconds after Brayden McNabb was out of the box.

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Calgary took a 3-0 lead less than three minutes later as the trend continued for the high corner, this time Lindholm tore Lehner’s net from close to 40 yards.

The Flames extended the score to 4-0 6:57 in the second half on another rather fine set-up, this time Backlund focused on the goal for Mangiapane in a strike that was, again, again. into the top corner of Lehner’s goal.

After Tkachuk’s favorable goal at 3:09 of the third half, Calgary scored in another Backlund strike for Mangiapane.

Only 3 of Mangiapane’s 22 goals have come at home.

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