Friday , November 27 2020

Gaudreau plays a OT hero as Flames come to an end over Flyers

CALGARY – Johnny GaudreauThe overtime winner came in a 6-5 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers back to the Calgary Flames to come first at the NHL Western Conference.

Trailing 5-3, Calgary & # 39; s Sean Monahan a Rasmus Andersson scored in the last 68 seconds of regulation to raise Gaudreau 35 seconds winner to extra time Wednesday

"Huge," said Gaudreau. "We stayed with us and found a way to play a bit harder in the third and get both points.

"Closing to find a few light goals there in the last two minutes and win in overtime. The building was electric."

Calgary (20-10-2) campaigned for Nashville Forecasts, which is home to Thursday to Vancouver Canucks, to the venue and place at the conference.

The Flames beat the Preds 5-2 on Saturday, but Nashville had brought a victory over the Ottawa Parliamentaries.

Philadelphia (12-13-4) continues to work in the lower tier of the Eastern Conference.

Flyers are 2-2-1 since the 30 th of November general firening driver Ron Hextall. Chuck Fletcher replaced him four days later.

Gaudreau lost the last six and last minutes of the first stage after taking a knee to the head of Philadelphia Bad Raw, but he was back on the bench to start the second.

With the Flame driving the net in a 3-to-3 overtime, the winner scored a second reclamation.

Monahan's two goals gave the 20 centers to lead a team in 31 games. Those are the fastest ones that have reached that mark in his 24-year-old NHL career.

Mark Giordano a Sam Bennett also scoring for Calgary, which is improving to 11-3-2 at home. Matthew Tkachuk He had four help.

"There's a resilient group," said Bill Peters, chief coach Bill Peters. "We had lots of opportunities for us. We gave more than we would like. We're fortunate enough to have enough steps on the net late and it's rewarded."

David Rittich He won the prize with four saves in relief Mike Smith, which stopped 10 of 14 shots for two periods. Peters said he had not removed Smith because of his performance.

"I got a news, it was not right after 40 minutes. It was very late. Before we got on ice, it was told that Ritter was in," said Peters. "Smitty did not feel very well. He tried to play through it and could not."

After sitting out two previous games with body-lower injury, Sean Couturier He had two goals and support for Flyers.

Philadelphia also had goals Travis Sanheim, The James van Riemsdyk a Dale Weise. Captain Claude Giroux He collected two assistants. Goalie Anthony Stolarz 35 saved in the loss.

Flyers are killed from the four power of Calgary playing in the third phase, but they could not hold the flames in the end.

"The penalties set the board for both goals," said Flyer Dave Hakstol. "That's killing the bench, kills your energy.

"But even at 4-2 and the goal of two goals in the third phase, we are still trying to make fancy plays that are ultimately in the neutral zone, when we should lock down a game.

"Even close to the type of third phase we needed."

The second goal of Couturier scored a short hand at 11:30 and the third goal cushion for visitors.

But with Rittich pulling an extra attacker, Monahan the Flames even pulled up seven seconds later in regulation.

Andersson scored his first career NHL goal with one timer of the point at 18:52.

The Flyers scored three goals in a 48-second span to lead 4-2 in the second phase, but Monahan's power goal was 10:13 after Calgary went through one headline to the third.

"You do not want to have a game like this when you're going on, but you're sticking to it and obviously we got both points," said Monahan.

Notes: Giordano returned to the line after serving a two-game suspension for Minnesota Captain Cap laptop Mikko Koivu on December 6. . . Mid Calgary Mikael Backlund He sat a third game after removing it by Wild Defenceman Mathew Dumba in the same game.

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