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Flames sim record: 5-2-1
Leaders: (G): Monahan 4, Gaudreau 4, Mangiapane 4 (A): Lindholm 7, Giordano 6, Monahan 5. Pts: Monahan 9, Giordano 8, Lindholm 7
Calgary Flames 3 - Winnipeg Jets 5
2nd: 3:49- Mangiapane (21) (Tkachuk, Hanifin)
3rd: 4:51- Ryan (14) (Dube, Forbort), 12:16- Rieder (7) (Lucic, Jankowski)
1st: 12:12- Wheeler (Connor, Poolman)
2nd: 11:44- Wheeler (Connor), 14:29- Eakin (Laine, Ehlers)
3rd: 1:20- Scheifele (Connor, Wheeler), 1842 ENG- Lowry (Pionk, Connor)
The Flames were never able to recover after falling behind by 3 goals early in the third period. Blake Wheeler’s second goal of the game broke a 1-1 tie midway through the second, and Cody Eakin and Mark Scheifele added to the lead to bury the Flames.
After Wheeler gave the Jets a 1-0 lead after the first, Andrew Mangiapane scored inside the crease off a rebound to stay red-hot. He has goals in the last 3 games, and is up to 21 on the season.
Mangiapane stays hot! pic.twitter.com/ul32kb2aoM— Matchsticks & Gasoline (@MatchsticksCGY) March 31, 2020
Derek Ryan gave the home fans some hope, getting a pass in the high slot from Dillon Dube, and putting it under Hellebuyck’s glove.
Doc gives the Flames some hope. pic.twitter.com/35zWsRZf1z— Matchsticks & Gasoline (@MatchsticksCGY) March 31, 2020
Tobias Rieder, fresh off the bench, was able to hustle to the far post and receive a gorgeous pass from Milan Lucic to cut the lead to one.
Looch with the setup, Rieder with the finish. Thanks Edmonton. pic.twitter.com/jVWGWkDjQU— Matchsticks & Gasoline (@MatchsticksCGY) March 31, 2020
It would be as close as the Flames would come to tying the game, and Adam Lowry added to empty-netter. David Rittich made 33 saves in the loss.
The Flames are back in virtual action tomorrow night against the Jets, to make up the March 14th game.