Gaudreau extends point streak, lifts Flames past Jets in shootout

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WINNIPEGJohnny Gaudreau scored to extend his season-opening point streak to eight games, and the Calgary Flames defeated the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 in a shootout at Bell MTS Place on Monday.

Gaudreau scored the clincher in the shootout. His 10 points (six goals, four assists) in Calgary’s first eight games is the longest such streak by a Flames player since 2013-14, when Jiri Hudler had 12 points (four goals, eight assists) in Calgary’s first nine games.

Andrew Mangiapane and Christopher Tanev also scored for the Flames (4-3-1), and Jacob Markstrom made 26 saves. Elias Lindholm had two assists.

Kyle Connor scored two power-play goals and Connor Hellebuyck made 25 saves for the Jets (5-4-0), who lost consecutive games for the first time this season. 

Mark Scheifele scored the game-tying goal for the Jets with 1:50 left in the third period, and Blake Wheeler had three assists.

The teams play again Tuesday. It was the first of four straight matchups between the Flames and Jets, including three games over a span of four days in Winnipeg. 

Scheifele tied the game 3-3 at 18:10 of the third period.

Gaudreau tied the game 2-2 at 6:54 of the third period before Mangiapane made it 3-2 Flames at 13:45.

Connor scored at 4:31 and 13:46 of the first period to give the Jets a 2-0 lead.

Tanev scored his first goal with the Flames seven seconds into the second period on a bouncing wrist shot from Calgary’s blue line to cut Winnipeg’s lead to 2-1.
 

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