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Sports Flames hand Ducks 1st home loss of season

07:55  21 october  2019
07:55  21 october  2019 Source:   thescore.com

David Rittich's 34-save shutout paces Flames to 3-0 win over Canucks

  David Rittich's 34-save shutout paces Flames to 3-0 win over Canucks CALGARY — David Rittich posted 34-save shutout for the Calgary Flames in a 3-0 win over the visiting Vancouver Canucks on Saturday. Elias Lindholm and Sean Monahan scored for Calgary (1-1-0), while Johnny Gaudreau had an empty-net goal and two assists for his second multi-point game to open the season. Jacob Markstrom stopped 27 of 29 shots in the loss for Vancouver (0-2-0). Calgary improved to 8-8-3 in home-openers since the turn of theElias Lindholm and Sean Monahan scored for Calgary (1-1-0), while Johnny Gaudreau had an empty-net goal and two assists for his second multi-point game to open the season.

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Mikael Backlund scored with 11:03 left, Cam Talbot made 29 saves and the Calgary Flames rallied for a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday night.

Backlund got a pass from Matthew Tkachuk on a 2-on-1 rush after a neutral zone turnover and beat goaltender John Gibson with a snap shot from the right faceoff circle. It was his second goal in two games.

Talbot made his second start of the season and got his first win as he stopped a flurry of one-timers in the third period. Michael Stone also scored for the Flames, who snapped a three-game road losing streak.

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Calgary Flames left wing Matthew Tkachuk (second from left) with teammates after scoring a goal in the third period of their NHL game against the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center in San A third period rally wasn’t enough to save the San Jose Sharks from their first home loss of the season on Thursday.

Referee Francois St. Laurent, left, talks with Calgary Flames goalie Mike Smith after Smith received a penalty for interference during the second period of an NHL hockey game Lost in the rivalry was the season debut of 45-year-old Jaromir Jagr, who signed a one -year deal with the Flames a week earlier.

Jakob Silfverberg scored for Anaheim, which lost for the first time in five home games. Gibson made 27 saves.

Silfverberg opened the scoring 12 seconds into the second when he beat Talbot top shelf from the left faceoff circle after taking the pass from Hampus Lindholm. Silfverberg - who has five goals this season - has scored in three straight games.

Stone tied it at 15:32 of the second with a one-timer from near the blueline for his first point. Gibson didn't get a clear look as Calgary's Sean Monahan and Anaheim's Michael Del Zotto were battling in front of the net when Stone's slap shot got through.

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Flames: Return home to face Washington on Tuesday.

Ducks: Hit the road for four games starting Tuesday at Nashville.

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Rittich stops 43 shots as Flames beat Blue Jackets 3-0 .
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Calgary's Sean Monahan ended a personal 13-game scoreless streak with a goal that proved to be the winner. Monahan, Sam Bennett and Matthew Tkachuk scored, and David Rittich recorded the shutout as the Flames beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-0 Saturday night. The Flames (8-6-2) won their second game in two nights and dealt Columbus its fourth straight loss, and second straight at home. Rittich stopped 43 shots for his seventh victory and second shutout."Rittich was dialed in and in control all night long," Flames coach Bill Peters said. "It was a real good effort by him. He's been solid all year.

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