Markstrom gets third shutout in four starts in Flames win against Flyers


CALGARY — Jacob Markstrom made 20 saves for his third shutout in four games, and the Calgary Flames won 4-0 against the Philadelphia Flyers at Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday.

Markstrom, who has stopped 126 of 127 shots in his past four starts, had three shutouts in 43 games last season.

Sean Monahan scored his first goal of the season for the Flames (6-1-1), who have won six in a row. Calgary last won six straight as part of a seven-game winning streak from Nov. 27-Dec. 12, 2019. 

Carter Hart made 32 saves for the Flyers (4-2-1), who won two of three on their Western Canada road trip. 

Monahan redirected Rasmus Andersson‘s centering pass at 9:07 of the second period to put Calgary up 1-0. The goal, on the power play, was Monahan’s first in 14 games dating to April 23.

The Flames had outshot the Flyers 20-4 in the game and 12-0 in the period prior to Monahan’s goal.

Matthew Tkachuk made it 2-0 on the power play when he finished a three-way passing play with Monahan and Elias Lindholm at 8:30 of the third period.

Mikael Backlund scored into an empty net at 16:11 to make it 3-0, and Johnny Gaudreau scored off the rush with 1:59 remaining for the 4-0 final.

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