Markstrom’s 5 shutouts in 13 begins lead the NHL and is a profession excessive.
Calgary additionally acquired two targets from Johnny Gaudreau, a purpose and an help from Matthew Tkachuk and two assists from Christopher Tanev.
The Flames (9-3-5) improved to 2-1-2 on their seven-game highway journey, with factors in 4 straight. The Sabres (7-7-2) have misplaced seven of 9.
This was Buffalo’s first shutout lack of the season. Dustin Tokarski stopped 18 of 23 pictures earlier than getting changed for the third interval by Aaron Dell, who made 10 saves. Tokarski was coming off a career-best 45 saves in Buffalo’s 2-1 win at Pittsburgh on Tuesday night time.
The Sabres drew boos from the house crowd after the Flames scored 4 targets within the second interval — the final three approaching consecutive pictures on web from Tkachuk, Mangiapane and Gaudreau in a 1:37 span.
Gaudreau arrange Tkachuk for his eighth of the season with simply over six minutes left within the interval. Mangiapane adopted up together with his team-leading twelfth purpose, and Gaudreau scored on an influence play 46 seconds later to make it 5-0.
Tanev fed Mangiapane for a backhand from the slot that bounced off Tokarski’s glove and gave Calgary a 2-0 lead lower than two minutes into the second.
Gaudreau’s breakaway purpose put the Flames in entrance halfway by the primary interval. Skating previous Buffalo defenseman Colin Miller to obtain a stretch go from Tkachuk throughout the blue line, Gaudreau lifted a shot into the highest of the online for his fifth.
NOTES: Flames D Oliver Kylington prolonged his level streak to 5 video games with an help on Mangiapane’s first purpose. … Calgary is 9-1-2 towards Jap Convention opponents and 0-2-3 throughout the Western Convention.
Flames: Conclude longest journey of the season Saturday and Sunday with back-to-back video games towards the New York Islanders and Boston Bruins.
Sabres: At New York Rangers on Sunday.