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Johnny Gaudreau Scores Sport-Winner for Flames in Victory Over Wild

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CALGARY — Johnny Gaudreau scored the successful purpose for the Calgary Flames in a 2-1 win over the visiting Minnesota Wild on Thursday.

Derek Ryan additionally scored for the Flames (24-17-5) of their fourth win in a row.

Calgary remained tied for third within the Pacific Division with the Edmonton Oilers, who have been Four-2 winners Thursday in Montreal.

The Flames are at residence to the Oilers on Saturday.

Calgary goaltender Cam Talbot made 42 saves for back-to-back wins. He repelled 32 pictures in Tuesday’s 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks.

Mats Zuccarello countered for the Wild (20-16-6), who’re 1-Three-1 of their final 5.

Goaltender Alex Stalock stopped 35 saves within the loss and an help on Zuccarello’s purpose.

Alex Stalock, Minnesota Wild (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers)

Gaudreau scored the eventual sport winner at 9:38 of the second interval on a give-and-go with Sean Monahan.

Gaudreau corralled Monahan’s go together with his proper skate blade and beat Stalock with a fast launch wrister from the slot.

Trailing 1-Zero and outshot 17-14 after the primary interval, Zuccarello pulled the guests even 38 seconds into the second.

From behind his personal internet, Stalock whipped the puck up ice to Zuccarello at Calgary’s blue-line for a breakaway.

The Norwegian beat Talbot with a excessive wrist shot. Stalock collected his fourth profession help.

Ryan deflected a Noah Hanifin slapshot upstairs for a power-play purpose at Four:39 of the opening interval.

The Wild are at residence to the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Jan. 9, 2020.

Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

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