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The Calgary Flames Snap Their Losing Streak in a 5-0 Win Against The Edmonton Oilers

Jacob Markstrom with a 17-save shutout for the W.

Edmonton Oilers v Calgary Flames Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images

Calgary Flames 5 - Edmonton Oilers 0

Preview

Scoring

Calgary Flames

1st: None

2nd: 3:12 - Monahan (8) (Mangiapane), 10:43 - Gaudreau (14) (Hanifin, Backlund), 13:21 PPG - Lindholm (10) (Gaudreau, Giordano), 19:25 - Giordano (7) (Backlund, Bennett)

3rd: 13:30 - Ritchie (2) (Bennett, Valimaki)

Edmonton Oilers

1st: None

2nd: None

3rd: None

Complete Stats

Recap

After a four day break, the Calgary Flames snap a 4-game losing streak in Saturday’s Battle of Alberta. The Edmonton Oilers get shutout 5-0.

Four goals for the Flames in the 2nd period.

Sean Monahan opens up the scoring and ends a 12-game goal drought — Dube crashing the net, the puck finding it’s way to Mangiapane for the assist on Monahan’s 8th goal of the season.

Johnny Gaudreau would turn up — and take his first shot of the game — and score an acute angle goal off of a Hanifin pass to make it 2-0 Flames early in the 2nd.

Gaudreau registers his second point of the game on the assist to Elias Lindholm's one-timer power-play goal.

A passing sequence from Bennett to Backlund to Captain Mark Giordano for the goal would make it 4-0 for Calgary to end the 2nd.

Brett Ritchie doing it all on the 5th goal for the Calgary Flames.

Matthew Tkachuk had left the game after being hit by Oilers’ Haas — Tkachuk played 13:20 minutes before heading off — no penalty was called. Lucky for the Flames he would be back on the bench for the 3rd period — and end with 16:31 TOI.

Final Thoughts

The break between games gave head coach Darryl Sutter some time to play with the lines in practice — and on game day we see Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan split up. Noah Hanifin and Rasmus Andersson are reunited as a defensive pair.

Read @Flash_33’s past article on the Hanifin - Andersson pairing here.

Gaudreau, Backlund, Giordano and Bennett each with 2 points in the 8th Battle of Alberta this season — the series is now 5-3 Oilers. The remaining two games in this series will be played in Edmonton.

The Flames did a good defensive job keeping the Oilers superstars off the board — or maybe they just had more time in the attack zone. The Oilers went 0/2 on the PP.

Calgary scoring 4 even-strength goals, and 1 on the power-play — outshooting the Oilers 32-17. Jacob Markstrom getting the start, comes up with a 17-save shutout, and the Flames take the much needed 2-points.

Next Game:

Calgary Flames @ Toronto Maple Leafs - Tuesday, April 13 5:30pm MT.