Gaudreau wins in overtime in Game 7 all-time thriller

The Calgary Flames advance to the second round. In the tightest first-round series in recent memory, they secured the hardest-earned victory to eventually open a playoff round ever. When they needed a goal the most, their best player showed up and called the game.

Game recap

We’re going off-script on this recap and keeping it brief. If you’re reading this, you should be celebrating.

Objectives in the first period: Jamie Benn after 40 seconds of play (bad).

Second half goals: Tyler Toffoli, Trade Time Goals Specialist. Equal game (good).

Vladislav Namestnikov scored 31 seconds after Toffoli (really bad).

Matthew Tkachuk matched it with a high end snipe (really good).

End of payment: Calgary with 52 shots, Dallas with 23.

Over time: On Calgary’s 15th shot in overtime, Johnny Gaudreau ends the series with a sharp angle. (Extremely good).

3-2, final score. Calgary wins the first-round series in seven games. They advance to the second round for the first time since 2015.

Jacob Markstrom beats his goalie counterpart in Jake Oettinger, the latter of whom if the Stars were without, this streak would have been over much sooner.

Next, the Battle of Alberta.

Check out the Data Visualizations in all their Game 7 Overtime glory below!

Game events

All corsi situations

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5v5 corsi

Shifts

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