Flames extend win streak with 5-2 victory over Blackhawks
Matthew Tkachuk scores late game-winner as Calgary Flames beat Chicago Blackhawks 5-2
Create Free Account On a night Calgary didn’t have its ‘A’ game, Milan Lucic and the club’s veteran fourth line delivered a pair of timely goals.Create Free Account Armed with new-found confidence under interim head coach Derek King, the Chicago Blackhawks look to keep rolling when they close out a four-game road trip with a visit to the Calgary Flames on Tuesday.rounded out the scoring for Calgary (12-3-5).The Canadian Press NHL: Flames 4, Bruins 0 VIDEO SIGN OUT BOSTON (AP) — Former Bruins goalie Dan Vladar stopped 27 shots for his second career shutout, Andrew Mangiapane scored a short-handed goal early in the third period, and the Calgary Flames beat Boston 4-0 on Sunday night.
Lucic scored a key one early and Trevor Lewis added an empty netter as the Flames took a 5-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday.With the score tied at 2-2, Matthew Tkachuk scored the game-winner on a fortuitous bounce at the 14:25 mark of the third period when his centring pass angled off the skate of Chicago defenceman Seth Jones and went over the shoulder of goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury.6, after winning just once in 12 games under him.The Blackhawks pulled Fleury with less than two minutes to go, but before they could mount a push for the equalizer, Lewis’ goal found the back of the net with Lucic escorting it the entire way.Jacob Markstrom had 19 saves as the Flames extended their win streak to four games.“I saw it was going in, just wanted to make sure it was going in and just wanted to make sure it went in for him,” said Lucic, 33, who in the first period had restored a one-goal cushion when he converted a set up from the 36-year-old Brad Richardson, the eldest member of that line.“They’re getting their confidence back.Lewis is 34.It was the Flames’ seventh shutout in 19 games.
“That’s a really good line for us,” said Flames coach Darryl Sutter, who had Lewis and Richardson as players when he won the Stanley Cup with the Los Angeles Kings.It’s nice, but it’s still a journey.He finished with 34 stops and fell to 5-8-0.“They check and score and play the right way.They thrive on winning and in that case, that’s why their experience is shining through with guys like that because they know what it takes to win.” Chicago’s most recent triumph came in the form of a 1-0 win against Vancouver on Sunday.” The Flames have won four straight, have points in seven straight, and sit alone in first in the Western Conference.Lucic's goal at 13:06 gave Calgary a 2-1 lead after the first period, but Chicago tied it 3:51 into the second on another freebie.“Got us momentum back right away when we needed it and just throughout the night, very solid for us,” Tkachuk said of the battle-tested trio.“I think their confidence is building every time we play games like that.” The 24-year-old Vladar, a third-round draft pick by the Bruins in 2015, played five games with Boston last season before he was traded during the summer for a third-round pick in 2022.
“People don’t realize how big those goals are when we have a chance to put a team away.” Dillon Dube and Johnny Gaudreau, also into an empty net, rounded out the scoring for Calgary (12-3-5).“They found a way to battle for each other, to play for each other and they’re gradually getting out of that sense of when things go wrong it’s depressing.First, he squeezed a dangerous shot from Patrick Kane from 20 feet out as he broke in off the right wing.Reese Johnson had a goal and an assist – his first two NHL points – to lead the offence for Chicago (6-11-2).Brandon Hagel also scored.’ That confidence is coming back.“It’s obviously nice to contribute,” Johnson said.Right after that, he acrobatically got across the crease to rob Hagel after he was set up on a two-on-one by Jonathan Toews.I wasn't even saying hi to them before the game,” he said.
“I want to be able to do that more, get some greasy ones in front of the net, but obviously we want to come out of that with two points.Patrick Kane leads the team in scoring with 17 points (six goals, 11 assists).” Jacob Markstrom, who improved to 8-3-4, had 19 saves for the Flames, including a series of clutch stops in the second period to keep the game tied.After giving up two goals on the first six shots, Fleury slammed the door until late in the third.“It’s a lot more fun to see guys smiling and having fun on the ice, having fun in practice.… Calgary improves to 12-1-3 when scoring first while the Blackhawks fall to 0-9-1 when falling behind 1-0.He finished with 34 stops and fell to 5-8-0.“When he starts seeing pucks and we start giving up too many chances, he gets better and better,” said Chicago captain Jonathan Toews..“I think it was all execution tonight,” Boston captain Patrice Bergeron said.
“He backs us up when we’re not so good in front of him.This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov.We don’t want to have to rely on him to do that every single night.I’m happy that we’re on the right side of things now and we can actually enjoy hockey, because it’s going to be a long season.We have to help him and do things better in front of him.” After a hectic stretch of nine games in 15 days – including a seven-game Eastern road trip – Calgary has three days to recharge before playing host to the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday.” The Flames return home winners of three straight as part of a 4-1-2 run on a seven-game road trip – all against Eastern Conference teams.“Probably the toughest stretch of our schedule,” said Lucic.“You’ve got to work to get inside,” Boston coach Bruce Cassidy said.
“Starting in Calgary, ending in Calgary, so it just felt like one big long road trip, but I think we did a good job of managing our energy, managing our rest.“I think [Sunday was] our eighth game in 13 days with two back to backs,” Flames coach Darryl Sutter said.Being fresh in all nine games.” Having won five of six entering Tuesday’s game, Chicago finishes its road trip 2-2.It’s not easy.“The consistency of playing a certain way is not there yet, but it’s getting there,” said Chicago interim coach Derek King.“I know these guys, going in there after the game they were disappointed.Gaudreau’s 14 assists and 22 points lead the Flames, while his eight goals put him in a three-way tie for second after Andrew Mangiapane’s 15 goals.So, you have to be willing to go in there.
As the season has gone so far, that’s a positive that they are upset about it.” NOTES It was Calgary’s first win against a Western Conference opponent (1-2-3).“Johnny’s having a heck of a year right now and he’s such a dynamic player,” defenceman Noah Hanifin said...”.Johnson’s goal was the first that the Flames’ top line of Lindholm, Gaudreau and Tkachuk have surrendered at five-on-five all season.… Bruins F Trent Frederic missed his fifth straight with an undisclosed upper-body injury.
..Calgary improves to 12-1-3 when scoring first while the Blackhawks fall to 0-9-1 when falling behind 1-0...UP NEXT Flames: Host Chicago on Tuesday in the first of a three-game homestand.
Toews has yet to score in 19 games.Having sat out last season, his last goal was on March 5, 2020..
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