Giordano scores three points, Kraken lose to Flames


SEATTLE Mark Giordano scored three points in his first game against his former team, but the Calgary Flames recovered for a 6-4 win against him and the Seattle Kraken at Climate Pledge Arena on Thursday.

Johnny Gaudreau scored twice and had an assist for the Flames (16-7-6), who were playing for the first time since Dec. 11. Jacob Markstrom made 18 saves.

Giordano, the former Calgary captain, had a goal and two assists for the Kraken (10-18-4), who lost to the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 in overtime on Wednesday.

After Kraken forward Jared McCann deflected a pass from Giordano to tie the game 4-4 with 2:39 left in the third period, Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk scored 13 seconds later for a 5-4 lead.

Noah Hanifin scored an empty-net goal at 19:40 for the 6-4 final.

Giordano gave Seattle a 1-0 lead at 5:48 of the first period with a wrist shot from the slot. Gaudreau tied it 1-1 at 9:46 after he received a cross-ice pass from Nikita Zadorov.

Calle Jarnkrok put the Kraken ahead 2-1 nine seconds into the second period when he scored a power-play goal after McCann’s shot hit the crossbar.

Gaudreau tied it 2-2 with a power-play goal at 3:54 on a wrist shot, and Milan Lucic made it 3-2 at 14:56 with a quick shot from the circle.

Yanni Gourde tied it 3-3 at 4:59 of the third period when he scored in the crease after Colin Blackwell made a centering pass.

Andrew Mangiapane gave Calgary a 4-3 lead with a power-play goal at 16:51.

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