A must-win game for the Calgary Flames, they hosted the Edmonton Oilers in Game 5 with their season on the line.
Chris Tanev played again as the Flames ran 11/7 with Jacob Markstrom in net, while the Oilers started Mike Smith.
The Flames opened the scoring off a gorgeous one-timer goal from Andrew Mangiapane in the first period. The first frame was relatively tempered with very low shot totals and no other goals.
The second period was a gong show, however. Mikael Backlund scored to give the Flames a two-goal lead. With three consecutive goals though, the Oilers took over the lead. Darnell Nurse, Jesse Puljujarvi, and Zach Hyman put pucks past Markstrom and the game was flipped on its head.
Not to be outdone, the Flames came back and scored two goals of their own to regain the lead. Johnny Gaudreau notched the tying goal, and Calle Jarnkrok restored the Flames lead just moments later.
Then, Evan Bouchard tied things up again. All in all, four goals were scored in the span of 1:11, a Stanley Cup playoffs record.
Late in the third, Blake Coleman scored to give the Flames the lead again, but it was called back due to a distinct kicking motion, a call that was vehemently protested across the entire NHL. It should have been a goal.
In overtime, Connor McDavid won it for the Oilers off a normal looking play just over five minutes in.
The Flames’ season is over.
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