Calgary bounces back with huge win over Wild at home
After their tied franchise winning streak ended earlier in the week with a brutal loss to the Vancouver Canucks, the Calgary Flames looked to bounce back at home in their first meeting with the Minnesota Wild.
The Flames didn’t get off to a great start in this one. After just 96 seconds of play, Frederick Gaudreau scored on the Wild’s first shot to take the lead. But that was about it. From that point, the Flames took over and scored the next five goals.
The first period saw goals from Tyler Toffoli, Matthew Tkachuk and Erik Gudbranson. The shots were 18-4 in favor of the Flames after 20 minutes.
In the second period, Andrew Mangiapane and Blake Coleman scored, the latter shorthanded and a full Coleman effort.
The Flames took a 5-1 lead into the second intermission with the game completely in their control.
The Wild tried to make it a game with two quick third-period goals from Nick Bjugstad and Kirill Kaprizov, but that was all they could muster. Tkachuk and Toffoli both scored empty nets to freeze the game with the final score at 7-3.
A scary moment of the match was an awkward jab taken by Oliver Kylington that sent him down the tunnel and made it for the night. Darryl Sutter gave a positive update on Kylington’s status after the game, but it really didn’t look good.
Hopefully Kylington is okay and ready for the rematch against the Wild on Tuesday night.
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