Flames rebound with spectacular 5-2 win over Kraken

SEATTLE (AP) — Tyler Toffoli, Elias Lindholm and Blake Coleman every had a aim and two assists, and the Calgary Flames topped the Seattle Kraken 5-2 on Friday evening.

Calgary rebounded impressively after getting surprisingly routed at dwelling a day earlier in a 5-1 setback to lowly Chicago. The Flames topped the Kraken for the second straight time in Seattle, took two of three within the season collection and headed into their All-Star break on a excessive word.

Lindholm deflected a move from Toffoli at 7:16 of the primary interval for his fifteenth aim to tug Calgary even after Seattle took an early lead.

Toffoli’s 18th aim at 13:28 gave Calgary a 2-1 lead, and Nikita Zadorov scored with 4.5 seconds left within the first interval to offer the Flames a 3-1 benefit.

Noah Hanifin scored his fourth of the season with 8:20 remaining within the third interval after Seattle had pulled inside 3-2, and Coleman added an empty-net aim with 1:20 left.

Dan Vladar made 29 saves and gained his fifth straight begin.

Latest AHL callup John Hayden gave Seattle a 1-0 lead by redirecting Will Borgen’s shot from the purpose early within the first interval. However the Kraken appeared a step sluggish all evening and did not capitalize on quite a few alternatives with an additional attacker. Seattle was a season-worst 0 for six on the facility play.

Seattle appeared to tug inside 3-2 with 11:01 left on Alex Wennberg’s power-play aim, however Calgary challenged for goaltender interference and the aim was overturned. The Kraken did finally get that aim when Eeli Tolvanen scored on a rebound with 9:24 remaining, however Hanifin answered 64 seconds later.

Martin Jones made 33 saves, however the Kraken misplaced for the second time in three video games and missed a possibility to maneuver into sole possession of first place within the Pacific Division.

Seattle can be seeing accidents begin to impression its lineup. Hayden was within the lineup as a result of rookie All-Star middle Matty Beniers was out after taking a giant hit from Vancouver’s Tyler Myers in Wednesday’s win over the Canucks. Beniers’ harm wasn’t specified however he was already dominated out for Saturday’s recreation towards Columbus and his standing for subsequent weekend’s All-Star recreation is unsure.


Calgary positioned D Chris Tanev on injured reserve Friday and activated F Brett Ritchie from IR. Tanev was injured final Monday towards Columbus and was scratched in Thursday’s loss to Chicago. In Tanev’s absence, MacKenzie Weegar paired with Nikita Zadorov towards the Blackhawks and once more towards Seattle. Ritchie was scratched. … Seattle positioned D Justin Schultz on IR and recalled F Max McCormick from Coachella Valley of the AHL. Schultz had missed three video games earlier than being positioned on IR.


Flames: Calgary is off till Feb. 6 when it performs on the New York Rangers.

Kraken: Hosts Columbus on Saturday.


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