In the opening frame of the Calgary Flames’ tilt against the Pittsburgh Penguins, it was all Calgary. While the Penguins had played the night prior against the Oilers, they weren’t a team to take for granted. However, the Flames were more than ready at the first puck drop, winning the first period which led to them winning the game. They walked away with a comfy two-goal lead courtesy of Nazem Kadri after 20 minutes.
The Penguins battled back, especially in the second, but Jacob Markstrom was sharp in net, being beaten just once on a Penguin power play chance he couldn’t be faulted for. The Flames went on to pot two more goals in the second period—one of which was Jonathan Huberdeau scoring his first as a Flame.
Kadri’s second goal back in the first held up as the game-winner, 4–1 final score.
|Nazem Kadri||Andrew Mangiapane, Dillon Dube||14:11 | 1st||PIT 0 – 1 CGY|
|Nazem Kadri||Unassisted||17:41 | 1st||PIT 0 – 2 CGY|
|Jonathan Huberdeau (PPG)||Rasmus Andersson, Nazem Kadri||3:00 | 2nd||PIT 0 – 3 CGY|
|Evgeni Malkin (PPG)||Jeff Carter, Sam Poulin||4:32 | 2nd||PIT 1 – 3 CGY|
|Michael Stone||Milan Lucic, Brett Ritchie||11:20 | 2nd||PIT 1 – 4 CGY|
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