Calgary Flames 1 - Dallas Stars 3
3rd: PPG 9:57- Monahan (5) (Tkachuk/Gaudreau)
2nd: PPG 3:22 Pavelski (4) (Gurianov/Heiskanan)
3rd: 6:38- Dowling (1) (Unassisted), 18:27- Pavelski (5) (Faksa)
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Calgary closed out a four game home-stand with a 3-1 loss to the Dallas Stars after a well deserved three day rest period. Yes, a well rested Calgary team took to the ice last night and like the sun rising and sun setting, played like trash against the Dallas Stars.
Per usual the Stars played the game at their pace which is like watching a snail race molasses. Dallas left the Saddledome with a “W,” their 8th in their last 10, which is oddly enough the exact number of wins in their last 11 visits to Calgary. Joe Pavelski and Justin Downing would provide all the offence the Stars would need to get out of Calgary with a two goal victory.
Calgary meanwhile would score their first and only goal of the contest almost 50 minutes in. Yup, you read that correctly. It took Calgary nearly the entire game to score, this one off the stick of Sean Monahan, his fifth of the season. So much for a full 60 minutes.
Cam Talbot was solid between the pipes for Calgary, as has been the case when he’s been called upon to give David Rittich a day off. In his 5th start with the Flames, Talbot stopped 29 of the 31 shots he faced, but that effort wasn’t good enough to secure him a win because the team in front of him wasn’t up to the task.
The Flames had the chance to really do some damage in this game when Johnny Gaudreau was able to draw a double minor, giving the Flames a man advantage for a total of four minutes. Calgary was able to put one past Ben Bishop to cut the Dallas lead to 2-1, but that would be all they would accomplish on that power play. The rest of it? One shot.
Yes, there was a blatant take down of Rasmus Andersson with less than two minutes left that should have given the Flames another PP opportunity, but do you really think the Flames would have done anything with it? Calgary was only able to muster eight shots during their three PP chances. That non call lead for the third and final goal of the night for Dallas.
Corey Perry played in his 1000th game in this contest. Lovely for him.
Flame Of The Game
You, the viewer for watching that snoozefest.
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