Markstrom records shutout, Flames top Canucks 3-0

Sean Monahan, Dillon Dube and Matthew Tkachuk scored power-play objectives and Jacob Markstrom’ made 32 saves and close out his former workforce because the Calgary Flames beat the Vancouver Canucks Three-Zero

CALGARY, Alberta — Sean Monahan, Dillon Dube and Matthew Tkachuk scored power-play objectives and Jacob Markstrom’ made 32 saves and close out his former workforce because the Calgary Flames beat the Vancouver Canucks Three-Zero Saturday evening.

Calgary’s home-opener used to be the primary NHL recreation at Scotiabank Saddledome since March Eight, 2020, a span of 10 months and 8 days.

“It is a nice workforce win,” Markstrom mentioned. “It is more strange than I believed it might be. It is bizarre seeing the workforce you performed for goodbye at the different facet. I simply attempted to do my phase and keep targeted at the puck. The fellows in entrance of me performed an ideal recreation.”

Vancouver goaltender Braden Holtby stopped 32 of 35 photographs within the loss.

Flames offseason acquisitions Markstrom, defenseman Chris Tanev and ahead Josh Leivo confronted their former Canucks teammates.

“This night’s a unique recreation for the ones guys, they have been on that workforce for some time and had been taking part in in opposition to them for first time,” Monahan mentioned. “Marky stood on his head this night and had some large saves.”

Markstrom performed a blended 243 regular-season and playoff video games for Vancouver, whilst Tanev performed 10 seasons, and Leivo his ultimate two for the Canucks.

Each Markstrom and Tanev made lifestyles tricky for his or her former membership. Tanev led the Flames in blocked photographs with seven together with 3 when Calgary used to be short-handed.

Flames trainer Geoff Ward agreed the sport used to be particular for the previous Canucks avid gamers, however noticed extra significance within the win.

“The sport is particular for them, however the larger factor they are going to be speaking about is that we had a extra whole effort this night than we did in Winnipeg, so this can be a stepping stone for us,” Ward mentioned.

“I felt we had been ready to make use of the intensity of our lineup higher than we did in our first recreation.”

Former Flames defenseman Travis Hamonic returned to the Saddledome with the Canucks.

The Canucks (1-2-Zero) performed their 3rd highway recreation in 4 nights.

“It is no secret we want to get extra photographs into the web,” Canucks trainer Travis Inexperienced mentioned. “It used to be a kind of video games the place there wasn’t alot of area for both workforce.

“We are slightly stagnant, I feel. We aren’t getting photographs thru.”

NOTES: Flames goaltender David Rittich dressed Saturday after sitting out the season-opener as a result of circle of relatives problems. … Low season acquisition Dominik Simon made his Flames debut Saturday. … Calgary is Nine-Eight-Three in domestic openers since flip of the century.

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The Flames and Canucks whole a two-game set on Monday.

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