Elias Lindholm Leads Flames Previous Blackhawks 2-1

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CHICAGO — Elias Lindholm scored twice to achieve 300 factors in his 500th NHL sport, and the Calgary Flames beat the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Tuesday evening for his or her third straight win.

Matthew Tkachuk had two assists for Calgary, which misplaced 5-Three to Chicago of their first assembly of the season on New Yr’s Eve. Cam Talbot made 31 saves.

The Blackhawks misplaced key ahead Dylan Strome to a proper ankle harm early within the second interval. That they had received 4 of 5 throughout one among their finest stretches of the season.

Dominik Kubalik scored his 13th purpose for Chicago, and Corey Crawford stopped 26 photographs.

The Flames had two 5-on-Three energy performs totalling 2:22 and got here up empty. Crawford denied Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan with a pair of terrific saves early within the third.

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Matt Marton)

The Blackhawks changed Crawford with an additional attacker with about two minutes left, however the Flames held on.

Tkachuk and Lindholm linked for each of Calgary’s targets within the second.

Lindholm tied it at 1 simply 14 seconds into the interval. Tkachuk discovered the 25-year-old ahead within the slot, and he slid the puck between Crawford’s legs for his 17th of the season.

A turnover by Chicago star Patrick Kane led to the tiebreaking purpose with Three:59 left. Tkachuk despatched the puck over to Lindholm within the left circle and he transformed a one-timer.

Elias Lindholm, Calgary Flames (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

It was a pleasant turnaround for Calgary after Chicago managed a lot of the motion within the first. The Blackhawks outshot the Flames 14-6 within the interval, taking over 1-Zero lead on Kubalik’s deflection in entrance with 32 seconds left.


Blackhawks G Robin Lehner missed his second straight sport with a proper knee harm, however he was on the ice for a part of the morning skate. … Flames ahead Zac Rinaldo and D Oliver Kylington returned to the lineup. D Michael Stone and ahead Tobias Rieder have been scratched. … Blackhawks normal supervisor Stan Bowman stated there isn’t any motive to suppose ahead Andrew Shaw (concussion) is completed for the season. Shaw hasn’t performed since Nov. 30. “It’s probably not truthful to take a position as a result of no one actually is aware of,” Bowman stated. “We simply observe the physician’s development to play, and at any time when that’s, then we’ll welcome him again.” … Blackhawks ahead Alex Nylander performed after he was a wholesome scratch the earlier three video games. Matthew Highmore got here out of the lineup.


Flames: Host the Minnesota Wild on Thursday evening.

Blackhawks: Host the Nashville Predators on Thursday evening.


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