Gaudreau scores winner in shootout, Flames beat Stars 3-2

DALLAS (AP) Johnny Gaudreau didn't watch the beginning of a shootout, though he had the best view in the house for the end.

Gaudreau put a backhand past Dallas goalie Ben Bishop to give the Calgary Flames a 3-2 victory over the Stars on Thursday night.

Tyler Seguin was the only one of three Stars who beat Calgary goalie David Rittich in the shootout. It was tied 1-1, with Sean Monahan beating Bishop before Gaudreau won the game on the last attempt in the first round that he didn't see the start of.

''I was pretty tired, so I didn't really want to watch,'' Gaudreau said.

Rittich had 34 saves, including the stop of a penalty shot awarded to Alexander Radulov with 21 seconds remaining in overtime.

''(Rittich) is great on the (penalty kill), shootouts and penalty shots,'' Gaudreau said. ''I had a lot of confidence in him there.''

He might have had more confidence in Rittich than the goalie had in himself.

''Have you seen my record (in the shootout)?'' Rittich asked rhetorically. ''Don't even look at it. I'm glad I got my first win in the shootout.''

The Flames erased a 2-0 deficit in the third period on goals by Elias Lindholm and Noah Hanifin.

Dallas newcomers Joel L'Esperance and Joel Hanley teamed up for a second-period goal. Captain Jamie Benn, the longest-tenured Star, scored Dallas' first power-play goal of the season nine seconds into the third period.

Before the penalty shot, Stars coach Jim Montgomery called a timeout.

''He was exhausted,'' Montgomery said of Radulov.

Then Rittich stopped Radulov's attempt.

''The big save on the penalty shot was huge,'' Calgary coach Bill Peters said.

Benn said the overtime, penalty shot and shootout shouldn't have happened. He lost control of the puck, leading to a 2-on-1 and Mikael Backlund's pass back to Hanifin for the tying goal.

''The deciding play was my turnover in the third,'' Benn said. ''It was a stupid play and it cost us.''

Bishop made 27 saves.

Radek Faksa set up the Stars' first goal by sending the puck across the ice to Hanley low in the left faceoff circle. He sent the puck to the slot, where L'Esperance redirected it past Rittich at 16:39.

L'Esperance and Hanley began the season with Texas of the AHL. L'Esperance's goal was his third in the NHL and first of the season. Hanley's seventh career assist was his first NHL point since April 2, 2016, with Montreal.

Hanley was playing in his first game for Dallas this season; L'Esperance scored in his second game back with the Stars.

Calgary had lost its previous six games to Dallas since December 2016.

The Flames improved to 2-1-1; Dallas is 1-3-1, with each game decided by a one-goal margin.

Dallas won the third-period faceoff. Benn skated down the slot and took a pass in front to beat Rittich for his first goal of the season. Dallas had started the season 0 for 13 on the power play.

Calgary scored 1:29 later on its first power play on Lindholm's shot from just inside the blue line. Hanifin tied the game at 2 at 5:32, trailing a 2-on-1 rush and taking a pass back in the slot from Mikael Backlund.

NOTES: Flames D Michael Stone played for the first time this season after being a healthy scratch for the first three games. Stone replaced D Oliver Kylington in the lineup. ... Dallas D Taylor Fedun was scratched, allowing Hanley to make his season debut. ... The Stars had started the season 0 for 13 on the power play.

UP NEXT

Flames: Play on Saturday at Vegas in the second game of a three-game trip.

Stars: Host Washington on Saturday to complete a two-game homestand. Dallas won on Tuesday at Washington 4-3 in overtime.

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123OTSOT
CGY2-1
002013
DAL1-3
011002
STARS OF THE GAME
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
R. Andersson D00-100/0020:150
M. Backlund C01134/9022:104
S. Bennett LW00-101/2210:482
T. Brodie D00000/0218:090
M. Frolik RW00000/1008:490
J. Gaudreau LW00050/1421:400
M. Giordano D01-110/0028:273
T. Hamonic D00010/0022:030
N. Hanifin D10140/0019:310
M. Jankowski C00001/2008:140
E. Lindholm RW10046/3020:041
M. Lucic LW00-100/0012:341
A. Mangiapane LW00130/6015:492
S. Monahan C00057/6019:561
T. Rieder LW00010/1010:341
D. Ryan C00-112/6013:530
M. Stone D00110/0014:101
M. Tkachuk LW01100/0218:244
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
J. Benn LW10-165/4019:351
N. Caamano RW00010/0009:493
A. Cogliano LW00010/0011:083
J. Dowling C00110/1210:300
R. Faksa C011311/4017:423
R. Gardner LW00011/2009:142
J. Hanley D01100/0010:202
M. Heiskanen D00020/0028:060
R. Hintz C01026/4019:392
M. Janmark LW00000/0018:010
J. Klingberg D01-130/0025:070
J. L'Esperance C10110/1006:281
E. Lindell D00010/0021:241
J. Oleksiak D00000/0011:181
J. Pavelski RW00025/1222:360
A. Radulov RW00-150/0021:410
T. Seguin C00-169/4023:121
A. Sekera D00010/0023:590
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
D. Rittich (W)3623465:00
GOALIESSA
D. Rittich (W)36
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
B. Bishop (L)2922765:00
GOALIESSA
B. Bishop (L)29
GOAL Johnny Gaudreau (Shootout shot)
LEGEND:GoalsShotsGoalsShots
Full Play By Play
GOALS
  • SHOOTOUT
    • CGY
      05:00GOAL Johnny Gaudreau (Shootout shot)
    • CGY
      05:00GOAL Sean Monahan (Shootout shot)
    • DAL
      05:00GOAL Tyler Seguin (Shootout shot)
    • 3RD PERIOD
      • CGY
        05:32GOAL Noah Hanifin (Tip-in shot), Assists: Mikael Backlund and Matthew Tkachuk
      • CGY
        02:49(PP) GOAL Elias Lindholm (Wrist shot), Assist: Mark Giordano
      • DAL
        09.0(PP) GOAL Jamie Benn (Wrist shot), Assists: Roope Hintz and John Klingberg
    • 2ND PERIOD
      • DAL
        16:39GOAL Joel L'Esperance (Tip-in shot), Assists: Joel Hanley and Radek Faksa
      PENALTIES
        • OVERTIME
          • CGY
            04:39Mark Giordano penalty Interference
        • 3RD PERIOD
          • DAL
            06:43Justin Dowling penalty Delay of Game - 2 min.
          • DAL
            01:38Joe Pavelski penalty Boarding - 2 min.
        • 2ND PERIOD
          • CGY
            18:39Johnny Gaudreau penalty High Sticking - 2 min.
          • DAL
            12:02Ben Bishop penalty Unsportsmanlike Conduct - 2 min., served by Alexander Radulov
          • CGY
            12:02Matthew Tkachuk penalty Interference with Goaltender - 2 min.
          • CGY
            04:37T.J. Brodie penalty Holding - 2 min.
          • CGY
            01:18Johnny Gaudreau penalty Holding - 2 min.
        • 1ST PERIOD
          • CGY
            09:02Sam Bennett penalty Slashing - 2 min.
        TEAM STATS
        CGY
        DAL
        Shots on Goal2936
        Goals in Power Play11
        Faceoff Wins2137
        Penalties53
        Major Penalties00
        Minor Penalties53
        Misconducts00
        TEAM STATS
        CGY
        Shots on Goal29
        Goals in Power Play1
        Faceoff Wins21
        Penalties5
        Major Penalties0
        Minor Penalties5
        Misconducts0
        123OTSOT
        CGY2-1
        002013
        DAL1-3
        011002
        STARS OF THE GAME
        SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
        R. Andersson D00-100/0020:150
        M. Backlund C01134/9022:104
        S. Bennett LW00-101/2210:482
        T. Brodie D00000/0218:090
        M. Frolik RW00000/1008:490
        J. Gaudreau LW00050/1421:400
        M. Giordano D01-110/0028:273
        T. Hamonic D00010/0022:030
        N. Hanifin D10140/0019:310
        M. Jankowski C00001/2008:140
        E. Lindholm RW10046/3020:041
        M. Lucic LW00-100/0012:341
        A. Mangiapane LW00130/6015:492
        S. Monahan C00057/6019:561
        T. Rieder LW00010/1010:341
        D. Ryan C00-112/6013:530
        M. Stone D00110/0014:101
        M. Tkachuk LW01100/0218:244
        SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
        J. Benn LW10-165/4019:351
        N. Caamano RW00010/0009:493
        A. Cogliano LW00010/0011:083
        J. Dowling C00110/1210:300
        R. Faksa C011311/4017:423
        R. Gardner LW00011/2009:142
        J. Hanley D01100/0010:202
        M. Heiskanen D00020/0028:060
        R. Hintz C01026/4019:392
        M. Janmark LW00000/0018:010
        J. Klingberg D01-130/0025:070
        J. L'Esperance C10110/1006:281
        E. Lindell D00010/0021:241
        J. Oleksiak D00000/0011:181
        J. Pavelski RW00025/1222:360
        A. Radulov RW00-150/0021:410
        T. Seguin C00-169/4023:121
        A. Sekera D00010/0023:590
        GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
        D. Rittich (W)3623465:00
        GOALIESSA
        D. Rittich (W)36
        GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
        B. Bishop (L)2922765:00
        GOALIESSA
        B. Bishop (L)29
        STARS OF THE GAME
        123OTSOT
        CGY2-1
        002013
        DAL1-3
        011002
        SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
        R. Andersson D00-100/0020:150
        M. Backlund C01134/9022:104
        S. Bennett LW00-101/2210:482
        T. Brodie D00000/0218:090
        M. Frolik RW00000/1008:490
        J. Gaudreau LW00050/1421:400
        M. Giordano D01-110/0028:273
        T. Hamonic D00010/0022:030
        N. Hanifin D10140/0019:310
        M. Jankowski C00001/2008:140
        E. Lindholm RW10046/3020:041
        M. Lucic LW00-100/0012:341
        A. Mangiapane LW00130/6015:492
        S. Monahan C00057/6019:561
        T. Rieder LW00010/1010:341
        D. Ryan C00-112/6013:530
        M. Stone D00110/0014:101
        M. Tkachuk LW01100/0218:244
        Total2302921/3710-20
        SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
        J. Benn LW10-165/4019:351
        N. Caamano RW00010/0009:493
        A. Cogliano LW00010/0011:083
        J. Dowling C00110/1210:300
        R. Faksa C011311/4017:423
        R. Gardner LW00011/2009:142
        J. Hanley D01100/0010:202
        M. Heiskanen D00020/0028:060
        R. Hintz C01026/4019:392
        M. Janmark LW00000/0018:010
        J. Klingberg D01-130/0025:070
        J. L'Esperance C10110/1006:281
        E. Lindell D00010/0021:241
        J. Oleksiak D00000/0011:181
        J. Pavelski RW00025/1222:360
        A. Radulov RW00-150/0021:410
        T. Seguin C00-169/4023:121
        A. Sekera D00010/0023:590
        Total2403637/216-20
        GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
        D. Rittich (W)3623465:00
        GOALIESSA
        D. Rittich (W)36
        GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
        B. Bishop (L)2922765:00
        GOALIESSA
        B. Bishop (L)29
        GOALS
        • SHOOTOUT
          • 3RD PERIOD
          • 2ND PERIOD
            PENALTIES
              • OVERTIME
              • 3RD PERIOD
              • 2ND PERIOD
              • 1ST PERIOD
              • SHOOTOUT
              • OVERTIME
              • 3RD PERIOD
              • 2ND PERIOD
              • 1ST PERIOD

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              DAL1-3
              011002
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