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)
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.
Brett Ritchie put a lil spin on this one. pic.twitter.com/Qu0OiPFuPy— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) April 11, 2021
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.
Tkachuk directly to room holding R shoulder after hit from Haas— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) April 11, 2021
Tkachuk is back?! Deep sigh!— TraciKayHockey (@tracikayhockey) April 11, 2021
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.
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.
Calgary Flames @ Toronto Maple Leafs - Tuesday, April 13 5:30pm MT.