Jacob Markstrom stood like a wall against 45 rounds of penguins, which were fended off 4-0 by Calgary Flames Thursday night in Pittsburgh.
The repeated attacks of the local team players never paid off. The Swedish goalkeeper blocked 15 shots in each period to ensure his second close of the season and his 10th career.
The goalkeeper kept his best saves from Drew O’Connor in the second half, frustrating him from close range with a fall with a stick.
It was easier for the Flames, who beat Casey DeSmith three times in the third inning. Blake Coleman, Dillon Doby and Milan Lucic boosted the visitors’ lead with their nets, while Johnny Goudreau opened the scoring after 7:22 in the game.
With one pass, striker Mikael Backlund reached a plateau of 400 points.
The Flames will return home on Saturday against the Philadelphia Flyers after a perfect run punctuated by five wins.
Andersen imitates Markstrom
In Raleigh, Frederick Andersen got the closure by giving the Boston Bruins anything at all in a 3-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.
The Dane has saved all 31 shots aimed at his cage and is undefeated in six matches this season. Andersen is undoubtedly the best goalkeeper in the National Hockey League this season with 1.34 goals against average and 0.956.
The Masked Man was even a co-objective of Nino Niederreiter’s power play during the middle period. Tony DiAngelo and Andrei Svichnikov were the other goal scorers for Hurricanes, who have remained perfect this season.
Barry Boulet breaks the ice
At the Amalie Arena, Tampa Bay Lightning tapped Alex Barry Bullet’s first goal of the season to defeat the Arizona Coyotes 5-1.
Defenseman Mikhail Sergachev first prevented the coyotes from leaving the territory, before the puck directed the ball into the net, where Kipker skillfully redirected it. Thus he gave his team a 4-0 lead in the second half.
This net would undoubtedly break free for Barry Boulet, who crossed the United States last month. The Seattle Kraken first demanded concessions, and lightning sent him home more than ten days later, thanks to the same process.
In today’s duel, Alex Killorn scored his first two goals. Stephen Stamkos also finished his match with two points, which among other things earned him one of the fans’ favorite successes. Andre Soster completed the score.
Meanwhile, Lawson Kroos prevented goalkeeper Andrei Vasilevsky from signing off on the closure, defeating him in the third. The Russian still bounces 24 times.
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