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|Calgary Flames||NY Rangers|
The Saturday evening matchup with the New York Rangers visiting the Calgary Flames at the Saddledome would start with high energy. Matthew Tkachuk would find himself in the penalty box — Flames’ Backlund getting a short-handed chance, the Rangers barely missing the net. The Flames would kill off the penalty in style — Tkachuk getting a chance out of the box with a pass from Lewis, and Hanifin waiting at the doorstep.
The Flames wasting no time on the power-play, with a beautiful sequence of passes — from Lindholm, to Tkachuk, to Sean Monahan for the goal — the players in sync with one another.
The Saddledome crowd relentless, booing every time Rangers’ Adam Fox would touch the puck. The Rangers were called for being offside, and a would-be Fox goal was nulled (maybe a turning point, maybe not). The first period would end with a 1-0 score in favour of the Flames.
Brad Richardson got his first goal as a member of the Calgary Flames, pouncing on a rebound off the boards, after a wicked Kylington slap shot from the point.
Two minutes later Johnny Gaudreau would sneak through the traffic around the Rangers crease, and tap in a loose puck to make it 3-0 for the Flames halfway into the game.
Rangers’ Ryan Reaves with an illegal check to the head of Flames’ Mangiapane would make things real physical — Rangers’ Tinordi and Flames’ Grudbranson going a full round in a tilt before the end of the second period.
Jacob Markstrom with a flash of the glove, saves the Flames during their penalty kill early on in the third period, before Gaudreau pots his second goal of the game making it 4-0.
Milan Lucic would take his shot, getting a deflection and goal. Then Matthew Tkachuk all skills makes it 6-0 Flames.
Markstrom with 22 saves in his 4th shutout of the season, in the Calgary Flames 6-0 win tonight. The Flames with a 2-0 series win over the Rangers.
Flame of the Game
Jacob Markstrom with the big saves when Calgary was only up by 1 to start. Markstrom unstoppable making another huge glove save with the Flames up 4-0 in the third.
The Flames team has confidence in their goaltender and it shows in their offensive push — the Flames had two 3-on-1 chances tonight.
Calgary Flames vs. San Jose Sharks on Tuesday, November 9th @7PM MT