Calgary 4, Columbus 3

Friday, October 4, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Calgary 1-0-0-1 0-0-0-0 1-0-0-1 W1
Columbus 0-1-0-0 0-1-0-0 0-0-0-0 L1

Recap


Flames 4, Blue Jackets 3: Jiri Hudler and Curtis Glencross scored 42 seconds apart in the third period to lift visiting Calgary to its first win of the season.

Rookie Sean Monahan scored his first NHL goal and T.J. Galiardi added his first with the Flames, who rebounded from a season-opening shootout loss to the Washington Capitals on Thursday. Joey MacDonald made 29 saves in his season debut.

Marian Gaborik and defenseman Jack Johnson each finished with a goal and an assist while Artem Anisimov also tallied for Columbus, which finished 1-for-3 on the power play. Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 26 shots.

Hudler blasted a slap shot from the left faceoff dot that fooled Bobrovsky with 7:50 remaining in the third period to snap a 2-2 tie. Glencross added to the lead on the next shift, firing a loose puck into an open net from the doorstep.

Anisimov stuffed the puck past MacDonald after it caromed off the end boards to pull the Blue Jackets within one with 4:13 remaining in the contest. Johnson denied an empty-net goal with 1:09 left but was called for interference in the process, effectively ending Columbus’ comeback attempt.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Galiardi finished with a goal and an assist. … Blue Jackets rookie D Ryan Murray, selected second overall in 2012, finished minus-2 with one shot, one hit and two blocked shots in 14:19 of ice time in his NHL debut. … Monahan, selected sixth overall in June, has a goal and an assist in his first two NHL games. … Calgary opens its home season on Sunday against the Vancouver Canucks.

Top Game Performances

Calgary   Columbus
T.J. Galiardi 2 Points Marian Gaborik 2
T.J. Galiardi 1 Goals Marian Gaborik 1
T.J. Galiardi 1 Assists Marian Gaborik 1
N/A Power Play Goals Jack Johnson 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Joey MacDonald .906 Save Percentage Sergei Bobrovsky .867
Joey MacDonald 29 Saves Sergei Bobrovsky 26

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Calgary 30 4 0-3 2-3 8 21
Columbus 32 3 1-3 3-3 8 30

Upcoming Games

  • Columbus will play its next game on the road against NY Islanders. The Blue Jackets have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Calgary will play its next game at home against Vancouver. The Flames have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .500 after a loss.