The Calgary Flames looked to build on a strong road trip with a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. On a night where Evgeni Malkin was honoured for skating in his 1000th NHL game, it was ultimately his shootout goal that would ice the game.
Despite a very sloppy first period, the Flames escaped the opening frame down just one goal. It was a phenomenal shift by the Nazem Kadri line in the second period that tied the game. Dillon Dube scored the goal, but the Flames hemmed the Penguins in their own zone for what felt like five full minutes en route to the tying marker.
The Penguins were the much, much better team in the third period but no goals were scored, ditto for overtime.
Just like in Florida, Jonathan Huberdeau and Rasmus Andersson scored shootout goals for the Flames, but Rickard Rakell and Sidney Crosby answered for the Penguins. Malkin scored the winner in the fourth round to win it, a poetic ending to his big night.
The road trip continues against the Washington Capitals on Friday night.
|Jan Rutta||Jeff Carter, Danton Heinen||02:09 | 1st||CGY 0 – 1 PIT|
|Dillon Dube||Chris Tanev, Dennis Gilbert||08:37 | 2nd||CGY 1 – 1 PIT|
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