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One Down, Three To Go As Flames Defeat Canucks 4-1

The Flames new look first line had six points on the night.

NHL: MAY 13 Canucks at Flames Photo by Brett Holmes/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Calgary Flames 4 - Vancouver Canucks 1

NHL Standings

For the second straight game the Flames offence came to life and they got a fantastic performance from Jacob Markstrom between the pipes and sent the Canucks home with a 4-1 loss. The Flames best players in Johnny Gaudreau, Elias Lindholm and Matthew Tkachuk each collected two points and got contributions from Rasmus Andersson and Andrew Mangiapane in the win. Calgary’s PK was solid on the night as well and after a quick opening goal by the Nucks, the Flames shut down Vancouver for the remainder of this contest. The Flames trailed for 2:34 and after that it was all Calgary. The Flames would score 4 unanswered goals and Markstrom would stop the next 24 shots he would see in his 14th straight start to earn the victory.

Scoring

1st: VAN 1:02- Highmore (Hamonic/Boeser), CGY 3:36- Andersson (Gaudreau/Lindholm), CGY 5:17- Mangiapane (Nesterov/Nordstrom)

2nd: None

3rd: CGY 15:33- Lindholm (Tkachuk/Tanev), CGY 16:37- PPG Tkachuk (Gaudreau/Backlund)

Shots On Goal

Calgary Flames: 9-10-9: 28

Vancouver Canucks: 9-14-2: 25

Goaltending

Calgary Flames: Markstrom- 25 SA- 24 SV- 1 GA

Vancouver Canucks: Demko- 28 SA- 24 SV- 4 GA

Special Teams

Calgary Flames: PP: 1-4, PK: 1-1

Vancouver Canucks: PP: 0-1, PK: 3-4

Flame Of The Game

Ottawa Senators v Calgary Flames Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images

Jacob Markstrom: 1 goal allowed on 25 total shots

What’s Next?

5/16: Calgary Flames @ Vancouver Canucks, 8:30 PM MT