1st: CGY 10:06- Lindholm (Gaudreau/Gudbranson), CGY 14:33- Mangiapane (Gudbranson/Dube)
3rd: CGY 17:42- Tkachuk (unassisted)
|1st Period||2nd Period||3rd Period||Total|
|Detroit Red Wings||12||14||7||33|
The Flames were able to get their first win of the season with a 3-0 victory over the Detroit Red Wings, which isn’t a bad way to start a five game road swing if you’re Calgary. The Flames didn’t start off too hot though as Detroit controlled the game for close to half of the first period, but once Calgary settled in the Wings couldn’t get much done. Calgary would get two first period goals from Elias Lindholm and Andrew Mangiapane and from there on out it was Jacob Markstrom who did the heavy lifting.
Markstrom was clearly the Flames best player on the ice, stopping all 33 shots that came his way and in spite of one puck handling gaffe in the third, was nearly flawless on the evening. He made save after save look effortless, earning his first shutout and win of the 2021-22 campaign.
Matthew Tkachuk would add a LONG empty net goal at the end, thanks to some nice defensive work by Johnny Gaudreau and the Flames would get a much needed victory as they begin a week long trek through the Eastern Conference.
Lindholm’s third of the season put the Flames up 1-0.
Right place, right time for Andrew Mangiapane
-The Flames seemed to sort of figure out the balance between grit and finesse tonight. They were able to score three times for the first time this season and play a physical brand of hockey. Milan Lucic picked up his second fighting major of the season and Calgary out hit the Red Wings 22-13. Decent balance for sure, but let’s see how that mix works against better, faster teams.
-The Flames PP is still struggling and tonight it didn’t look too dangerous (2 measly shots). Calgary was 0-2 with the extra skater and the eye test would tell you all you need to know. The good thing? Calgary’s PK was 3-3 on the night, something that needed a boost and certainly got it.
-See what happens when you give Oliver Kylington a chance? Kylington played a scant 3:27 as the 7th defenceman in the Flames 5-2 opening night loss to the Edmonton Oilers. Tonight he was paired with Chris Tanev and saw 17:52, was a +2 and had a SOG. He took the place of Nikita Zadorov who had been struggling and Oliver Kylington should have earned another start with his play tonight.
Flame Of The Game
Jacob Markstrom (G): Markstrom was an absolute wall tonight. Darryl Sutter said he needed to be better (which is a joke because the defence has been bad in front of him) and he was better than better. 33 SOG, 33 Saves. Can’t get much better than that.
10/23: Calgary Flames @ Washington Capitals, 11 AM MT