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Lindholm scores, DeSimone nets first purpose, and Markstrom wins 2 hundredth as Flames prime Geese 3-0 – Calgary

Elias Lindholm had a purpose and two assists, Jacob Markstrom made 27 saves for his 2 hundredth profession win and the Calgary Flames prolonged their successful streak to a season-best three video games with a 3-0 victory Thursday night time over the Anaheim Geese.

Nick DeSimone scored his first profession purpose 2:24 into the opening interval and A.J. Greer additionally scored because the Flames ended a four-game highway shedding streak.

“I assumed it was an entire recreation and our penalty kill, I can’t reward them sufficient,” mentioned Markstrom after Calgary killed off 4 Anaheim energy performs. “There have been what number of shot blocks and big-time performs that they achieve this I feel that was an enormous distinction tonight. All 4 strains had been rolling.”

Lukas Dostal made 41 saves for Anaheim, which had received two in a row. Geese goalie John Gibson was accessible however occupied a backup function after lacking a recreation this week following the delivery of his little one.

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Ahead Mason McTavish and defenseman Jamie Drysdale each returned to the ice for the Geese. McTavish (higher physique) missed the earlier seven video games and Drysdale (decrease physique) was out the earlier 29 video games.

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Anaheim fell to 3-14 since Nov. 15 and misplaced the opener of a season-long eight-game homestand.

“It was a foul night time. We couldn’t make a cross, we couldn’t shot a puck, we had been whiffing,” Geese head coach Greg Cronin mentioned. “I feel it was the worst recreation we performed all 12 months by way of execution. We couldn’t shoot a puck, it was squirting off our sticks. We had pictures within the slot that we whiffed on.”

DeSimone was trailing the play early within the recreation when he took a cross from Connor Zary close to the blue line and fired a shot from the deep slot previous Dostal. The fast rating was nonetheless a very long time coming for the 29-year-old, who delivered in his seventeenth profession recreation over the previous two seasons.

“I lastly received the primary one out of the best way and now everyone can cease speaking about it and I can hold going,” DeSimone mentioned.

As a defenseman, DeSimone took as a lot delight within the shutout, and Markstrom’s milestone, has he did his personal accomplishment.

“That’s what I used to be interested by and I’m positive everyone was considering the identical factor,” DeSimone mentioned. “A few huge (penalty) kills. All of the D on the market, and all of the forwards too, everyone stepped up.”

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The Flames made it 2-0 at 7:49 of the second interval after shot by the Geese Brett Leason was blocked by Calgary’s Rasmus Andersson. Nazem Kadri despatched a centering cross to Lindholm whereas on the ahead rush and he scored his eighth of the season.

Greer scored into an empty internet at 18:00 of the third interval.

Markstrom made 13 saves within the first interval and 9 within the second on the best way to his first shutout of the season and eighth win. He now has 90 wins in 4 seasons with the Flames after 99 with the Vancouver Canucks and 11 with the Florida Panthers.

“I didn’t know (it was shut) till earlier than the sport after they informed me,” Markstrom mentioned.

The Geese had been with out rookie ahead Leo Carlsson for the ultimate 9:24 after he went down close to heart ice with an obvious proper leg harm.

“You possibly can see when (MacKenzie) Weegar fell on (Carlsson), any sport the place that occurs, it’s not good,” Cronin mentioned. “I’ll go away that as much as the medical employees.”


Flames: On the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday.
Geese: House vs. the Seattle Kraken on Saturday.

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