The Calgary Flames started a 3 games in 4 nights stretch Tuesday night in St. Paul, Minnesota, taking on the Wild.
Johnny Gaudreau opened the scoring for the Flames early on in the first period. A big positive was that it came on Calgary’s struggling power play.
In the second period, both clubs got into serious penalty trouble with a series of 4-on-4’s, 5-on-4’s and 4-on-3’s but no team could capitalize on some good defense and tough goaltending. The Wild’s Devan Dubnyk and the Flames’ Chad Johnson held tight. The 1-0 lead for Calgary would hold after 40 minutes.
Give the Flames so credit. They held back the Wild in the final frame to hold on for the 1-0 victory.
Chad Johnson was exception in the shut out, stopping all 27 shots sent at him, including a flurry at the end of the game with Minnesota’s net empty.
The Flames now head back home to host the Arizona Coyotes Wednesday night.
Puck drop at 8 o’clock.