Johnny Gaudreau had a goal and three assists and Brian Elliott had 24 saves for his first shutout of the season as the Calgary Flames shut out the Montreal Canadiens 5-0 on Thursday night.
After assisting on all three second period goals as the Flames blew open a 1-0 game, Gaudreau capped off his night with his 14th goal at 16:12 of the third period.
Gaudreau has 13 points (three goals, 10 assists) during the Flames’ eight-game win streak. Three times before Calgary has won eight straight games. It was most recently done in November 2005.
Mark Giordano, Sean Monahan, Michael Stone and Micheal Ferland also scored for Calgary (37-26-4). The Flames play next in Winnipeg on Saturday.
Montreal (38-22-8) had its six-game winning streak snapped. The Canadiens were without goaltender Carey Price (flu), who was supposed to start for the 10th time in the last 11 games but instead served as the back-up to Al Montoya – although he didn’t appear on the bench.
Montoya had 33 stops. His record falls to 8-6-3.