CALGARY — Connor Brown scored a short-handed aim and likewise into an empty internet for the Ottawa Senators in a 4-2 win Monday over the host Calgary Flames.
Josh Norris had a aim and an help and Brady Tkachuk additionally scored for Ottawa (16-26-4). Senators goaltender Matt Murray made 26 save for the win.
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Elias Lindholm and Michael Stone countered for the Flames (19-23-3), whose window for a playoff berth is closing. Jacob Markstrom stopped 16-of-19 pictures within the loss.
The Montreal Canadiens maintain down the fourth and ultimate playoff berth within the North Division. Montreal misplaced 4-1 to the Edmonton Oilers on Monday, however remained six factors forward of Calgary.
The Flames have 11 video games remaining within the common season, however three video games in 4 days in opposition to the visiting Habs beginning Friday will seemingly decide if Calgary sees the post-season or performs out the string.
Ottawa leads the season collection with the Flames 5-2-0 with a recreation remaining.
Calgary was careless with the puck Monday with 18 giveaways to Ottawa’s 9. The Flames gave up a short-handed aim to the guests with 56 seconds remaining within the second interval to path 2-1.
Stone pulled the Flames inside a aim at 10:47 of the third with a slapshot by way of visitors from the purpose.
Flames ahead Matthew Tkachuk fell and misplaced the puck skating the puck out of Calgary’s zone for Brown to corral and produce the empty-net aim.
Norris transformed an Ottawa man benefit wiring the puck over Markstrom’s glove at 7:52 for a 3-1 lead.
Calgary didn’t rating on its energy play late within the second interval, nor did it throughout consecutive Ottawa minors early within the third.
Brown scored his third short-handed aim of the season backhanding in a rebound on a 2-on-1 with Nick Paul. Brown had intercepted a Noah Hanifin go within the defensive zone to start out the frenzy.
Lindholm pulled the hosts even at 11:23 of the primary interval for his fourth aim and eighth level in his final six video games.
Murray made the preliminary cease on the Swede, however the puck trickled between the goaltender’s pads for Lindholm to shovel in on a second effort.
A Flames turnover on the offensive blue-line and one other alongside the boards in their very own finish led to Tkachuk’s aim at 9:50.
The Senator caged an errant Juuso Valimaki go and roofed a wrist shot over Markstrom.
Calgary’s Brett Ritchie and Ottawa’s Josh Brown fought on the finish of the primary interval.
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