Flames start road trip with 4-2 win over Red Wings

DETROIT (AP) Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan scored in the first period, and the Calgary Flames started their road trip with a win, beating the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 on Sunday night.

Andrew Mangiapane scored Calgary's last two goals, one of which came into an empty net at the end. Dylan Larkin had both goals for Detroit.

The Flames are in a tight race for the final postseason spots in the Western Conference, and the five-game trip they began Sunday could be crucial. This matchup - against a Detroit team with by far the NHL's worst record - wasn't terribly intimidating, and initially it looked like it might be an easy night for Calgary.

''This is the NHL. Any team you play can win any night,'' Monahan said. ''It comes down to how hard you're going to work, and how bad you want it.''

Gaudreau was alone in the left circle when he beat goalie Jonathan Bernier with a slap shot to make it 1-0. Monahan scored on a rebound 77 seconds later.

''I thought we started the way we wanted. We started on time,'' Flames coach Geoff Ward said. ''We were able to get out to the lead.''

Larkin, however, got behind Calgary defenseman Michael Stone and beat goalie David Rittich to make it 2-1 later in the first period.

The Red Wings stayed within a goal until the final minute of the second. That's when a slapper by Noah Hanifin appeared to carom in off the leg of Mangiapane with 10.6 seconds remaining.

''I thought we dug in in the second,'' Detroit coach Jeff Blashill said. ''I didn't think we were good enough in the first. I thought we had some guys playing and some guys were just in their jerseys.''

With Detroit's goalie pulled, Larkin made it 3-2 with 2 minutes remaining in the third when his wrist shot from the blue line sailed through traffic and past Rittich. Mangiapane sealed the win for Calgary with 11.8 seconds to play.

The Flames pulled into a tie for the first wild card in the West with Arizona. Those two teams are one point ahead of Winnipeg, which lost at Buffalo on Sunday.

''We told them not to watch the standings. We're in control of our own fate right now,'' Ward said. ''If you watch the standings right now, you're going to see a lot of different things. Teams are going to be in and out. It's so close on different days, depending on what happens.''

Detroit is 3-15-1 in its last 19 games. The Red Wings scratched forward Andreas Athanasiou and defenseman Mike Green, fueling speculation that at least one of them could be dealt before Monday's trade deadline.

''You don't know what's going to happen next. It could just be precautionary,'' Larkin said. ''That's what we were told.''

Green was traded to Edmonton in a deal announced a short while later. The Red Wings received forward Kyle Brodziak and a conditional draft pick from the Oilers. The pick will either be in the fourth round in 2020 or the third round in 2021.

NOTES: Calgary F Matthew Tkachuk had his eight-game point streak snapped.

UP NEXT

Flames: At Boston on Tuesday night.

Red Wings: Host New Jersey on Tuesday night.

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123T
CGY32-25-6
2114
DET15-45-4
1012
STARS OF THE GAME
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
R. Andersson D00300/0023:491
M. Backlund C01137/5018:480
S. Bennett LW00028/3013:040
T. Brodie D00-120/0023:140
D. Dube RW00010/0014:272
J. Gaudreau LW10020/0015:300
N. Hanifin D02210/0021:100
M. Jankowski C00005/4011:050
O. Kylington D00110/0014:450
E. Lindholm C01123/3018:420
M. Lucic LW00111/0014:260
A. Mangiapane LW20252/0216:491
S. Monahan C11129/5015:540
T. Rieder RW00-110/0012:271
D. Ryan C00002/1011:210
M. Stone D00-250/0218:420
M. Tkachuk RW00130/0017:190
A. Yelesin D00100/0014:215
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
J. Abdelkader RW00-110/0008:540
T. Bertuzzi LW00010/0018:030
A. Biega D00-120/0021:093
M. Bowey D01-120/0223:071
T. Daley D00-100/0018:430
C. Ehn C00022/3008:550
J. Ericsson D00-110/0013:221
A. Erne RW00010/0009:382
R. Fabbri RW00-150/0018:281
V. Filppula C00003/10216:590
L. Glendening RW00-114/6016:122
D. Helm LW00-110/1016:113
D. Larkin C20-138/13021:570
G. Lindstrom D00000/0015:040
A. Mantha RW01-131/0020:000
P. Nemeth D01030/0022:410
F. Nielsen C00-123/4015:492
B. Perlini LW01110/0013:490
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
D. Rittich (W)292270.93160:00
GOALIESSA
D. Rittich (W)29
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
J. Bernier (L)303270.90056:59
GOALIESSA
J. Bernier (L)30
GOAL Andrew Mangiapane (Empty net shot)
CGY:GoalsShots
DET:GoalsShots
Full Play By Play
GOALS
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • CGY
      19:48GOAL Andrew Mangiapane (Empty net shot)
    • DET
      18:00GOAL Dylan Larkin (Wrist shot), Assists: Anthony Mantha and Madison Bowey
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • CGY
      19:49GOAL Andrew Mangiapane , Assists: Noah Hanifin and Mikael Backlund
  • 1ST PERIOD
    • DET
      15:48GOAL Dylan Larkin (Wrist shot), Assists: Brendan Perlini and Patrik Nemeth
    • CGY
      08:03GOAL Sean Monahan (Wrist shot), Assist: Elias Lindholm
    • CGY
      06:46GOAL Johnny Gaudreau (Slap shot), Assists: Noah Hanifin and Sean Monahan
PENALTIES
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • CGY
      11:11Andrew Mangiapane penalty Tripping - 2 min.
    • DET
      08:33Madison Bowey penalty Roughing - 2 min.
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • CGY
      19:58Michael Stone penalty Cross Checking - 2 min.
    • DET
      11:35Valtteri Filppula penalty Hooking - 2 min.
    TEAM STATS
    CGY
    DET
    Shots on Goal3129
    Goals in Power Play00
    Faceoff Wins3721
    Penalties22
    Major Penalties00
    Minor Penalties22
    Misconducts00
    TEAM STATS
    CGY
    Shots on Goal31
    Goals in Power Play0
    Faceoff Wins37
    Penalties2
    Major Penalties0
    Minor Penalties2
    Misconducts0
    123T
    CGY32-25-6
    2114
    DET15-45-4
    1012
    STARS OF THE GAME
    12.9 %SHOT %6.9 %
    0.931 %SAVE %0.871 %
    SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
    R. Andersson D00300/0023:491
    M. Backlund C01137/5018:480
    S. Bennett LW00028/3013:040
    T. Brodie D00-120/0023:140
    D. Dube RW00010/0014:272
    J. Gaudreau LW10020/0015:300
    N. Hanifin D02210/0021:100
    M. Jankowski C00005/4011:050
    O. Kylington D00110/0014:450
    E. Lindholm C01123/3018:420
    M. Lucic LW00111/0014:260
    A. Mangiapane LW20252/0216:491
    S. Monahan C11129/5015:540
    T. Rieder RW00-110/0012:271
    D. Ryan C00002/1011:210
    M. Stone D00-250/0218:420
    M. Tkachuk RW00130/0017:190
    A. Yelesin D00100/0014:215
    SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
    J. Abdelkader RW00-110/0008:540
    T. Bertuzzi LW00010/0018:030
    A. Biega D00-120/0021:093
    M. Bowey D01-120/0223:071
    T. Daley D00-100/0018:430
    C. Ehn C00022/3008:550
    J. Ericsson D00-110/0013:221
    A. Erne RW00010/0009:382
    R. Fabbri RW00-150/0018:281
    V. Filppula C00003/10216:590
    L. Glendening RW00-114/6016:122
    D. Helm LW00-110/1016:113
    D. Larkin C20-138/13021:570
    G. Lindstrom D00000/0015:040
    A. Mantha RW01-131/0020:000
    P. Nemeth D01030/0022:410
    F. Nielsen C00-123/4015:492
    B. Perlini LW01110/0013:490
    GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
    D. Rittich (W)292270.93160:00
    GOALIESSA
    D. Rittich (W)29
    GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
    J. Bernier (L)303270.90056:59
    GOALIESSA
    J. Bernier (L)30
    STARS OF THE GAME
    123T
    CGY32-25-6
    2114
    DET15-45-4
    1012
    SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
    R. Andersson D00300/0023:491
    M. Backlund C01137/5018:480
    S. Bennett LW00028/3013:040
    T. Brodie D00-120/0023:140
    D. Dube RW00010/0014:272
    J. Gaudreau LW10020/0015:300
    N. Hanifin D02210/0021:100
    M. Jankowski C00005/4011:050
    O. Kylington D00110/0014:450
    E. Lindholm C01123/3018:420
    M. Lucic LW00111/0014:260
    A. Mangiapane LW20252/0216:491
    S. Monahan C11129/5015:540
    T. Rieder RW00-110/0012:271
    D. Ryan C00002/1011:210
    M. Stone D00-250/0218:420
    M. Tkachuk RW00130/0017:190
    A. Yelesin D00100/0014:215
    Total4503137/214-10
    SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
    J. Abdelkader RW00-110/0008:540
    T. Bertuzzi LW00010/0018:030
    A. Biega D00-120/0021:093
    M. Bowey D01-120/0223:071
    T. Daley D00-100/0018:430
    C. Ehn C00022/3008:550
    J. Ericsson D00-110/0013:221
    A. Erne RW00010/0009:382
    R. Fabbri RW00-150/0018:281
    V. Filppula C00003/10216:590
    L. Glendening RW00-114/6016:122
    D. Helm LW00-110/1016:113
    D. Larkin C20-138/13021:570
    G. Lindstrom D00000/0015:040
    A. Mantha RW01-131/0020:000
    P. Nemeth D01030/0022:410
    F. Nielsen C00-123/4015:492
    B. Perlini LW01110/0013:490
    Total2402921/374-15
    GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
    D. Rittich (W)292270.93160:00
    GOALIESSA
    D. Rittich (W)29
    GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
    J. Bernier (L)303270.90056:59
    GOALIESSA
    J. Bernier (L)30
    GOALS
    • 3RD PERIOD
    • 2ND PERIOD
    • 1ST PERIOD
    PENALTIES
    • 3RD PERIOD
    • 2ND PERIOD
      • 3RD PERIOD
      • 2ND PERIOD
      • 1ST PERIOD

      123T
      CGY32-25-6
      2114
      DET15-45-4
      1012
      TEAM STATS
      3.11
      GF AVG
      3.39
      GA AVG
      .63
      Power Play
      2.10
      GF AVG
      3.92
      GA AVG
      .47
      Power Play
      All times are US/Eastern.