Flames hold off Stars, extend point streak to 5 games - NHL.com

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DALLAS -- Nazem Kadri had a extremity and an assistance for the Calgary Flames, who held disconnected the Dallas Stars for a 6-5 triumph astatine American Airlines Center connected Saturday.

Rasmus Andersson and Chris Tanev each had a extremity and an assist, and Jonathan Huberdeau and MacKenzie Weegar each had 2 assists for the Flames (21-14-9), who are 3-0-2 successful their past 5 games. Dan Vladar made 29 saves.

"Those games are hard, particularly for a goalie," Vladar said. "I saw immoderate shots early, and past arsenic the crippled went on, we took implicit large time. It was a 6-1 game, and my occupation was to not fto them get backmost successful it, and they did. I've conscionable got to marque that prevention to not fto them get immoderate momentum. Not the champion crippled for me, but 2 points, huge."

Joe Pavelski had 2 goals and an assist, and Tyler Seguin had a extremity and an assistance for the Stars (25-12-7), who person mislaid 2 consecutive (0-1-1). Jason Robertson and Miro Heiskanen each had 2 assists, and Scott Wedgewood made 30 saves.

"It decidedly wasn't [Wedgewood]'s fault. Just didn't play good capable for agelong enough," Dallas manager Peter DeBoer said. "I deliberation that's the bottommost line. You're down 2-0 earlier it feels similar the puck adjacent drops. This clip of twelvemonth against bully teams, it's hard to excavation retired of. I don't deliberation immoderate parts of our crippled were bully capable for agelong capable play contiguous to merit to win."

Video: CGY@DAL: Kadri extends the Flames pb successful the 2nd

Seguin scored with 46 seconds remaining successful the 2nd play connected a changeable from the precocious slot to chopped the pb to 6-2.

"We talked a batch astir that Dallas is bully astatine location (12-5-3), and we wanted to person a bully archetypal play and marque definite we did things right," Calgary manager Darryl Sutter said. "We did that. A truly bully archetypal play and we had momentum each the mode done the second. We mislaid Robertson late, and helium feeds Seguin, and they marque it the 6-2 goal. They got the momentum, and that comes into the third."

Pavelski past made it 6-3 astatine 7:19 of the 3rd play from successful beforehand earlier cutting it to 6-4 astatine 12:54 with a deflection of Heiskanen's constituent shot.

"We already cognize we tin conflict backmost successful games," Pavelski said. "That's thing this country has established already. There are nights implicit 82 games [like this], but thing you pridefulness yourself connected is working. If things spell incorrect and you're working, past they spell wrong. But our effort, our compete, wasn't there. We were precocious to battles and not coming up with pucks, and that's thing that's connected the guys, and we addressed it a small spot amended determination successful the third. But that's thing you pridefulness yourself connected first."

Colin Miller scored from the constituent to get the Stars to wrong 6-5 with 4:37 remaining.

"We're a radical that ne'er thinks we're retired of the fight," Seguin said. "We cognize what we've done successful the 3rd period, particularly successful this rink. I deliberation our biggest happening for our radical successful present is conscionable letting down [Wedgewood]. Obviously, helium doesn't play that galore games and has a pugnacious occupation being a backup and ever moving his butt off, and we didn't assistance him retired astatine each tonight."

Andrew Mangiapane scored 25 seconds into the archetypal play connected a wraparound to springiness Calgary a 1-0 lead.

Video: CGY@DAL: Mangiapane starts the crippled with a backhander

Trevor Lewis made it 2-0 astatine 8:10 connected a rebound connected a powerfulness play.

"It was a pugnacious commencement for us," Heiskanen said. "I deliberation we didn't enactment hard enough, and they got a mates of goals early. It was a pugnacious start, possibly archetypal and 2nd (periods) were beauteous bad, but the 3rd was better. We can't play similar that if we privation to triumph games."

Jamie Benn scored short-handed astatine 15:34 to chopped the pb to 2-1 aft Ty Dellandrea forced a turnover down Calgary's net.

Elias Lindholm gave the Flames a 3-1 pb with a power-play extremity astatine 10:54 of the 2nd play erstwhile a changeable done postulation from Tyler Toffoli redirected successful disconnected his leg.

Kadri pushed it to 4-1 astatine 13:07 connected a changeable from the precocious slot. DeBoer challenged the play for offside, but the telephone stood aft a video review.

Andersson made it 5-1 astatine 16:38, and Tanev extended it to 6-1 astatine 17:57 connected a changeable that deflected successful disconnected Denis Gurianov's stick.

"Good first. They came retired successful the 2nd beauteous hard, [Vladar] made a mates of bully saves," Tanev said. "Then we benignant of struck a clump of shifts unneurotic and we were capable to capitalize connected our chances. That's what we request to bash much of.

"Crazy third, obviously. Most importantly got the 2 points. But we fto them power the past 12 minutes beauteous good, truthful we've got to bash a amended job. A 6-1 pb should beryllium beauteous casual to adjacent the crippled out."

NOTE: Robertson has 60 points (29 goals, 31 assists) successful 44 games this season. The lone subordinate successful Stars/Minnesota North Stars past to scope the people it successful less games was Bobby Smith (38 games successful 1981-82; 40 games successful 1979-80). 

Video: CGY@DAL: Lewis doubles the pb successful the 1st