Flames Game Recaps

Flames Visual Recap 63: Sharks douse Flames for the third time this season

The Calgary Flames can’t seem to beat the San Jose Sharks. Having lost their previous two matchups in 2021–22, the Flames had their losing streak extended, now ceding a total of 13 goals in three games versus the Sharks while scoring just seven. San Jose simply has Calgary’s number this season.

First period

Things actually started well for the Flames. They were up by two goals early on with a power play goal from Johnny Gaudreau followed by a goal from Dillon Dube. Receiving a pass off his skate in the slot from Matthew Tkachuk, Gaudreau sniped it past James Reimer for the game’s first goal. Dube then had the puck fall right in front of him in the slot after the Sharks failed to clear the zone. Tkachuk’s picked up his second primary assist on the play.

Before the period, the Sharks drew back within one goal on a failed clearing attempt from Sean Monahan. Marc-Edouard Vlasic kept the puck in at the blue line and immediately took a shot that had no business beating Jacob Markstrom. It wouldn’t be the only goal Markstrom would want back in the game, but it was definitely not a good goal to give up whatsoever.

Second period

Early in the second, the Flames restored their two-goal lead. Gaudreau forced a neutral zone turnover and went into the zone with Mikael Backlund. A quick pass to Backlund and the puck was in the back of the net for his tenth goal of the season.

Late in the period, the Sharks answered with a sharp angle goal from Timo Meier. Another shot that Markstrom should have saved, but being off of his post, a gap was there for Meier to get a quick shot to once again make it a one-goal game.

Third period

Twenty-eight seconds. Midway through the third period, the Sharks scored twice in just 28 seconds to get their first lead of the game. The Flames broke down in their own zone and Alexander Barabanov scored from in tight after some quick passing behind the goal line then into the slot.

Then a defensive zone turnover by Erik Gudbranson led to a couple of Grade-A chances that Logan Couture would ultimate convert on.

The Flames pushed back with a flurry of shots to close out the game, but Reimer was lights out. Calgary drops this one 4–3, final score. Game visualisations are below.

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