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Flames Lose In OT To Dallas 4-3, But Keep The Points Streak Alive

Calgary didn’t play well, but still managed to secure a point against the Stars.

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Calgary Flames 3 - Dallas Stars 4 (OT)

Complete Stats

Calgary Flames - Dallas Stars
Calgary Flames Dallas Stars
3 Goals 4
33 Shots 28
20 Hits 19
5 Blocked Shots 15
1-5 PP 1-3
2-3 PK 4-5

Scoring
1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period OT Total
Calgary Flames 0 2 1 0 3
Dallas Stars 1 1 1 1 4

Scoring

1st Period: DAL 14:09- Gurianov PPG (Heiskanen/Suter)

2nd Period: CGY 15:14- Lucic (Zadorov/Gudbranson), CGY 18:41- Tkachuk PPG (Lindholm/Andersson), DAL 19:54- Comeau (Raffl/Heiskanen)

3rd Period: DAL 1:34- Seguin (Radulov/Heiskanen), CGY 16:03- Zadorov (Kylington/Markstrom)

Overtime: DAL 2:59- Benn (Pavelski/Klingberg)

The Flames point streak is has now grown to nine straight, while they’ve managed to drop their second straight game with a 4-3 loss in OT to Dallas. Calgary put themselves behind the eight ball early with some terrible, sloppy play and a few dumb penalties, but they were able to crawl back into this game due to some “bizarre” officiating.

The odd calls and nonsense started early when Matthew Tkachuk would take a bench penalty for screaming at an official, sending him to the box for two minutes and Dallas would take advantage with a PPG putting them up 1-0. Johnny Gaudreau took two sticks to the face in one play, but only one was called. Blake Comeau would hit the bin and Matthew Tkachuk would bury one in the back of the net giving the Flames a 2-1 lead. But not to be outdone, the aforementioned Blake Comeau would come streaking out of the box as his penalty expired and score with six seconds left in the period, tying the game 2-2.

Dallas got a late goal to end the second and an early goal to start the third. Tyler Seguin would score his fourth of the season with a little over 90 second gone in the final frame and it was 3-2 Dallas.

For the rest of the third Dallas really played the Flames well and made zone entries and scoring chances difficult. It would take a weird series of penalties and make up calls before Nikita Zadorov wired home his first goal of the season and sent this game to OT.

As it has gone for the Flames in overtime, they had two very good scoring chances from Elias Lindholm and Mikael Backlund, but neither puck found the back of the net. Dallas would get the game winner off the stick on Jamie Benn at the 2:59 mark of OT, despite the fact that it looked like the officials missed at least one penalty call in the Dallas end.

Highlights

Tkachuk puts the Flames ahead 2-1 on the PP

Nikita Zadorov gets the Flames to OT

Final Thoughts

-The Flames needed more from Jacob Markstrom tonight and yes, that’s asking a lot as he’s been the Flames best player this season. But he had one, maybe even the OT goal, bad goal tonight that he should have stopped. He stopped 24 of the 28 shots he saw and did come up with a few big saves when the Flames needed it, but one more stop might have made the difference.

-They were the worst two defencemen in the preseason, but Zadorov and Gudbranson each had very good games tonight. Zadorov had a multi point game and Gubdranson had an assist, but more importantly they weren’t a liability on the ice.

-Matthew Tkachuk (dumb penalty not included) had a good night after hearing his name falsely mentioned in trade rumours with Jack Eichel. Tkachuk had a PPG to give the Flames a lead and had 4 SOG.

Flame Of The Game

Philadelphia Flyers v Calgary Flames Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images

Nikita Zadorov: 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 hits, 1 blocked shot

What’s Next?

11/6: Calgary Flames vs NY Rangers, 8 PM MT