Sports Ex-Canuck Jacob Markstrom shuts out former teammates in Flames' win: 'It was weird'

11:26  17 january  2021
11:26  17 january  2021 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Jacob Markstrom spent seven years in the Canucks organization, collecting a 99-93-27 record and .913 save percentage in 229 appearances. Saturday night, in his second start for the Flames in as many games, he notched his first win in the Flaming C — and he did it against his old buddies.

"It's weirder than I thought it was going to be," Markstrom said postgame. "It's tough to see. It's just weird seeing the team you play for a long time on the other side but I just try to stay focused on the puck, trying to do my part, and the guys in front of me played a great game today."

The guys in front of him buried three goals — all on the power play, with one in each period from Sean Monahan, Dillon Dube and Matthew Tkachuk — in the Flames' 3-0 win over the Canucks. Markstrom, meanwhile, saved all 32 shots he saw.

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"Marky stood on his head and made big saves and competed all night, so credit to him," said Monahan, who notched his 11th career goal against Vancouver.

Markstrom entered 2021 following an impressive season in which he finished fourth in Vezina Trophy voting after winning 23 of 43 starts with a .918 save percentage. He missed the last few weeks of the truncated season with a knee injury but came back to win eight of 14 bubble hockey games before another injury sidelined him. In the offseason, he signed a six-year, $36 million contract with Calgary.

"From the warmup I just, I usually look over and you get a feel of the team and you look at some shooters, but today I just, I just focused on the puck," he said, once again adding that it was weird because of the familiarity between himself and the Canucks. Among the stops he made, he saved four apiece from Brock Boeser, Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes.

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The game not only marked the first win of the Flames' young season — they opened Thursday night with a 4-3 overtime loss to the Jets — but also the Canucks' Travis Hamonic and the Flames' Josh Leivo and Chris Tanev facing old friends.

"I thought both guys played exceptionally well tonight," Flames head coach Geoff Ward said when asked specifically about Tanev, who blocked an impressive eight shots, and Markstrom. "The game's a little bit special for them but I think the bigger thing that they'll be sort of talking about, and our team is, we had a more complete effort than we did the other night in Winnipeg."

Markstrom could be facing his old friends again in short order. These same two teams square off on Monday at 9 p.m. ET.

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CALGARY — Jacob Markstrom overcame the oddness of playing against his former Vancouver Canucks teammates with a 32-save shutout for the Calgary Flames in a 3-0 win Saturday. Sean Monahan, Dillon Dube and Matthew Tkachuk scored power-play goals in Calgary's home-opener, which was the first NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome since March 8, 2020 for a span of 10 months and eight days. Canada's NHL clubs are playing in empty arenas to avoid the spread of the COVID-19 virus. "Unfortunately there's no fans in the stands, but hopefully there's a lot of people watching and enjoyed the win," Markstrom said. "It's special playing my old team too.

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