Markstrom gets another shutout for Flames in victory against Rangers


CALGARY — Jacob Markstrom‘s fourth shutout of the season helped the Calgary Flames extend their point streak to 10 games with a 6-0 win against the New York Rangers at Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday.

Markstrom made 22 saves to reach an NHL career-high in shutouts, coming in nine starts this season.

Johnny Gaudreau had two goals and an assist and Matthew Tkachuk had one goal and three assists for the Flames (7-1-3) who have points in 10 straight (7-0-3) for the first time since an 11-game run from Dec. 31, 2017 to Jan. 25, 2018.

Igor Shesterkin made 31 saves for the Rangers (6-3-3), who had a four-game point streak (2-0-2) and a seven-game road point streak (5-0-2) end in the finale of a four-game road trip.

Monahan one-timed Tkachuk’s cross-ice pass into the slot to put Calgary up 1-0 at 16:00 of the first period. The goal, on the power play, is Monahan’s second in 11 games this season.

Adam Fox, drafted by the Flames in the third round (No. 66) of the 2016 NHL Draft, appeared to score with 1:43 remaining in the first, but Calgary successfully challenged Sammy Blais was offside before Fox entered the zone. 

Brad Richardson made it 2-0 at 9:15 of the second period, and Gaudreau extended the lead to 3-0 at 11:19 when he batted a loose puck in the crease over the goal line.

Gaudreau scored again with a backhand to make it 4-0 at 6:42 of the third. 

Milan Lucic pushed the lead to 5-0 at 13:13, and Tkachuk went between the legs before lifting a shot over Shesterkin to make it 6-0 at 14:56.

Rangers forward Filip Chytil was injured at 2:16 of the first period when he collided with Blais and did not return.

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