Andrew Mangiapane scored twice and the Calgary Flames beat the New York Rangers 5-1 on Monday night for their third straight victory.
Blake Coleman and Mikael Backlund each had a goal and an assist, and Christopher Tanev also scored for Calgary. Johnny Gaudreau had his seventh assist of the season and Jacob Markstrom stopped 28 shots.
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Dryden Hunt scored for the Rangers, who had won four straight games, all on the road. Igor Shesterkin, in his fifth start, finished with 32 saves.
Trailing 2-0 after 40 minutes, the Rangers took the lead early in the third period. Markstrom stopped Jacob Trouba’s opening shot, but Hunt cornered a rebound up front and outplayed the goalie for his first of the season at 5:25.
Coleman restored Calgary’s two-goal lead less than three minutes later, when he rebounded his own shot over Shesterkin for his second.
Backlund made it 4-1 with 8 1/2 minutes to go when he scored in the upper left corner from the right circle for his first goal.
Mangiapane posted his second of the night, scoring on a power play rebound from the right side with just over five seconds to go. It was the fifth of the season and the 10th in their last nine games, since last season.
Leading 1-0 after one period, the Flames doubled their lead early in the second. Mangiapane intercepted a pass from Patrik Nemeth from behind the Rangers net and beat Shesterkin on the right side at 2:09.
Mika Zibanejad had a chance to put the Rangers on the scoreboard after a Flames fumble while ice skating with Alexis Lafreniere, but was denied it by Markstorm with about 6 1/2 minutes left at halftime. Shesterkin made a good save with the glove on a slap from Tyler Pitlick about 40 seconds later.
Markstrom stopped Trouba’s engulfing attempt with just over two minutes to go, then denied his backhand.
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Calgary edged New York 15-7 in the first period. Shesterkin’s best save of the period came on an attempt by Sean Monahan up front with 3:15 remaining after a goalkeeper draw.
Tanev put the Flames on the scoreboard in a run with 1:10 left in the opening period when he received a pass from Gaudreau and beat Shesterkin from the right circle on the glove side for the first of the season. Elias Lindholm got his first assist and the seventh point on the play.
The Rangers lost two players for much of the first. Sturdy forward Ryan Reaves went to the locker room early in the period after an apparent injury to his left leg, and defender Ryan Lindgren joined him at the midpoint after blocking a kick with his foot. Lindgren returned to the bench at the end of the period and returned to the ice in the second. Reaves was also on the bench early in the second, but did not play again.
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