Sean Monahan had a objective and two assists for the Calgary Flames in a 4-2 win Friday over the visiting Montreal Canadiens.
Calgary’s Andrew Mangiapane had a objective and an help.
Dillon Dube and Elias Lindholm with an empty-net objective additionally scored for the Flames (20-23-3), who’re chasing Montreal for a playoff spot within the NHL’s North Division.
Flames goaltender Jacob Markstrom made 17 saves for the win and is 5-1 in opposition to the Canadiens this season.
Tyler Toffoli and Joel Armia scored for the Canadiens (20-16-9), who misplaced a 3rd sport of their final 5.
Jake Allen had 27 save within the loss.
The Canadiens maintain down the fourth and closing playoff berth within the division.
Calgary trails Montreal by six factors and is at dwelling to the Habs once more Saturday and Monday at Scotiabank Saddledome.
The three-games-in-four-days sequence in opposition to the membership they’re chasing will seemingly decide whether or not the Flames have an opportunity on the post-season or play out the string this season.
The Flames lead the nine-game season sequence with Montreal 5-2.
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Monahan scored the eventual game-winner at 5:58 of the third interval. Johnny Gaudreau fed the centre from behind the online for Monahan to attain prime shelf on Allen.
The Canadiens challenged a Calgary objective and bought it reversed late within the second interval. Officers agreed that Mikael Backlund jostled Allen to knock the puck free and faucet it in.
Calgary outshot Montreal 13-7 within the opening interval which led to 2-2 stalemate.
Canadiens captain Shea Weber was serving a tripping penalty when Mangiapane scored with 34 seconds remaining within the interval.
Mangiapane tipped a Noah Hanifin shot from the blue-line upstairs over Allen’s glove.
Montreal led 2-1 at 18:24 on Armia’s objective.
Phillip Danault received the draw and despatched the puck again to the winger, who threaded a shot via visitors and beat Markstrom quick aspect.
Toffoli drew the guests even at 13:19 along with his team-leading twenty third objective of the season.
He skated the puck over the blue-line and put a wrist shot below the glove and over the pad of Markstrom.
From behind the goal-line, Mangiapane fed Dube on Allen’s doorstep for the Flame to chip the puck over the goaltender’s stick shaft at 6:06.
Notes: Elias Lindholm has 5 targets and 4 assists in his final seven video games . . . Defenceman Erik Gustaffson made his Canadiens debut following his commerce from Philadelphia . . . Montreal ahead Jonathan Drouin was scratched from the lineup Friday . . . Calgary is Sep 11-0 since Darryl Sutter took over as Flames head coach, whereas Montreal is 12-11-4 since Dominique Ducharme changed Claude Julien.
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