Calgary Flames 4 - Winnipeg Jets 3
2nd: 0:07 - Chris Tanev (1) (Lindholm)
3rd: 6:54 - Johnny Gaudreau (6) (Valimaki, Lindholm), 13:45 - Andrew Mangiapane (1) (Hanifin, Tkachuk)
1st: 4:31 PPG - Kyle Connor (5) (Scheifele, Wheeler), 13:46 PPG - Kyle Connor (6) (Morrissey, Wheeler)
3rd: 18:10 - Mark Scheifele (4) (Pionk)
The second game between the Calgary Flames and the Winnipeg Jets would go into Round 4 of a shootout, the Flames emerging with the 2-points, both Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan scoring on Hellebuyck.
Questionable calls against the Flames would give the Jets an early advantage, Kyle Connor capitalizing with two PPG for the Jets in the first period. Flames’ Nesterov losing the puck behind his own net causing chaos, Markstrom making a save, with Giordano consecutively sent off with an apparent trip on Jets’ Lewis.
Chris Tanev scores his first goal as a Flame bringing Calgary within one on a long shot, going in five-hole on Hellebuyck just 7 seconds into the second period.
Jets’ Pionk takes a beating, with a heavy hit from Lucic. Dillion Dube then takes a bad elbowing penalty, giving the Jets their third PP of the game. Markstrom is able to ward off the Jets this time, keeping it a 2-1 score to end the second. Shots 13-14 in favour of Winnipeg.
Markstrom would get tested again early in the third, Andersson with a bad giveaway, Scheifele’s wrister gloved by the Flames goaltender. Jets’ Scheifele would hit the post on another chance, as Winnipeg goes on their 5th PP. The referees with another questionable call, this time on Dube for holding.
The Flames would come back, in perfect sequence — Lindholm with a back pass picked up by Valimaki for a quick touch pass, puck set perfectly onto Johnny Gaudreau’s stick for his first shot of the game turn goal. The game would be tied 2-2 with half a period to go in the third.
Mangiapane would give the Flames their first lead of the night, making it 3-2. However the Jets would tie it up 3-3, Scheifele finding a hole, the Jets with an empty-net man advantage with less then two minutes left to play.
The shots on goal would even out at 28 a piece in the duel of goaltenders. Flames’ Jacob Markstrom looking confident between the pipes, and Jets’ Connor Hellebuyck making a highlight reel diving stick save on Elias Lindholm.
Just a GREAT effort here from Connor Hellebuyck #NHLonSN | #ItsOn pic.twitter.com/JL75acwK4S— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) February 2, 2021
At the end, a precious 1-point is given to the opposing team. The Flames having to dig themselves out of another bad start, but perhaps not entirely their fault this time.
Refs got Winnipeg tonight clearly— Matchsticks & Gasoline (@MatchsticksCGY) February 2, 2021
Flame of the Game
Johnny Gaudreau (F): #13 was buzzing all night, applying pressure on the forecheck and speed skating into the attack zone, too quick for his teammates though. With his tying goal and shootout winner he gets Flame of the Game.
Calgary Flames @ Winnipeg Jets - Tuesday, February 2nd 6PM MT.