Sean Monahan had a goal and an assist as the Calgary Flames beat the New York Islanders 5-2 on Sunday afternoon to earn their seventh straight win.
Michael Frolik, TJ Brodie, Micheal Ferland and Kris Versteeg also scored for the Flames (36-26-4), who have also won three in a row on home ice at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
Making his fourth straight start in net for the Flames, Brian Elliott made 33 saves to pick up his sixth straight win. Elliott has gone 7-0-1 since his last regulation loss on Feb. 5 when he made 28 saves during a 4-3 loss in New York to the Rangers.
John Tavares and Jason Chimera scored for the Islanders (30-23-11), who are in the midst of a nine-game road trip on which they have gone 3-2-1 so far.
Thomas Greiss started in net for the Islanders and stopped 17-of-21 shots he faced in the first period before being replaced by Jean-Francois Berube, who finished with 15 saves.
Greiss had a great start to the game as he stopped the first 16 shots he faced before the Flames erupted for four goals in a span of 4:40 late in the first period.
The Islanders were playing the sixth game of a nine game road trip.
The Flames solidified their hold on the first wild card spot in the West, now having 76 points, moving to within 2 of the Edmonton Oilers who hold down 2nd spot in the Pacific division.
Calgary’s next action is Thursday night with Montreal Canadiens the visitors at the Saddledome.
with files from Aurelio Perri