The Calgary Flames defeated the Montreal Canadiens for a second night in a custom logo decals row, 5-2 at Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday.
Johnny Gaudreau scored twice, and Jacob Markstrom made 30 saves for the Flames (21-23-3), who defeated the Canadiens 4-2 here Friday. Calgary moved four points behind Montreal for fourth place in the seven-team Scotia North Division. The top four teams qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Tyler Toffoli and Nick Suzuki scored for the Canadiens (20-17-9), who have lost four of five. Cayden Primeau made 29 saves in his first NHL start of the season and third of his career. Calgary has earned five of seven after losing eight of nine. The teams end this three-game series here Monday. Suzuki put Montreal up 1-0 at 11:32 of the first period on another rebound attempt. Gaudreau tied it 1-1 at 19:29 Canada custom patch maker when he shot over Primeau’s glove after being sprung on a partial breakaway by Matthew Tkachuk’s backhand pass from inside Calgary’s blue range. Milan Lucic place the Flames up 2-1 in 2:14 of the second period with a shot through traffic after a Derek Ryan face-off win.
The goal came after Artturi Lehkonen hit the crossbar at 1:18 for the Canadiens. Gaudreau one-timed a cross-crease complete from Andrew Mangiapane for a 3-1 lead at 5:31. Gaudreau has scored 9 points (four goals, five assists) in his past seven games. Toffoli scored for a third straight game on a one-touch backdoor move from Corey Perry to make it 3-2 at 18:03. The goal arrived on Montreal’s third consecutive power play of the period. Brett Ritchie made it 4-2 at 4:41 of the third period on a setup by Ryan, and Rasmus Andersson scored into an empty net from the defensive zone at 17:31 for customized t shirt print the 5-2 final.