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Calgary 3, Dallas 2
When: 8:30 PM ET, Thursday, October 10, 2019
Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Referees: Jean Hebert, Frederic L'Ecuyer
Linesmen: Matt MacPherson, Jesse Marquis
Attendance: 17989

Johnny Gaudreau scored in the third round of the shootout and the Calgary Flames erased a two-goal deficit in the third period en route to a 3-2 road victory over the Dallas Stars on Thursday night.

With the opportunity to win the game on his stick, Gaudreau made all kinds of moves before tucking a backhand shot past Stars goalie Ben Bishop for the clinching tally.

Flames goalie David Rittich stopped 34 shots, four in overtime -- including an Alexander Radulov penalty shot in the extra period -- plus two of three in the shootout to backstop the Flames to a win that snapped a six-game losing streak against Dallas.

Trailing 2-0, the Flames received a much-needed jolt when Elias Lindholm put them on the board on his team's first power play of the game at 2:49 of the third period. Lindholm, who twice kept the play in the offensive zone, gained the puck at the point position, moved into the high slot and wired a shot off the far post and into the net for his second goal of the season.

Noah Hanifin tied the score at the 5:32 mark. Hanifin joined a rush and received a sublime pass from Mikael Backlund that left him an empty net to hit for his second tally of the season and eventually force extra time.

Not only did the decision put the Flames in the win column, it snapped their losing streak in games that went to the skills competition. The victory was Calgary's first in a shootout since Nov. 5, 2017, a 5-4 home victory over the New Jersey Devils.

The Stars have struggled to find their form, but appeared in control early in the third period after Joel L'Esperance opened the scoring with 3:21 left in the second. Taking advantage of a Calgary turnover, the Stars raced up the ice and Joel Hanley sent a pass that L'Esperance neatly redirected for his first goal of the season.

Captain Jamie Benn doubled the Dallas lead nine seconds into the third period. Roope Hintz sent a puck to Benn in the left circle, and he buried the chance for his first goal of the season and his team's first power-play tally of the season.

Bishop made 27 saves in the loss.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Calgary   Dallas
Noah Hanifin 1 Points Jamie Benn 1
Noah Hanifin 1 Goals Jamie Benn 1
Mikael Backlund 1 Assists Radek Faksa 1
Elias Lindholm 1 Power Play Goals Jamie Benn 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
David Rittich .944 Save Percentage Ben Bishop .931
David Rittich 34 Saves Ben Bishop 27
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Calgary 29 3 1-2 3-4 10 21
Dallas 36 2 1-4 1-2 6 37
Upcoming Games
  • Dallas will play their next game at home against Washington. The Stars have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Calgary will play their next game on the road against Vegas. The Flames have a W/L % of .000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.