Talbot makes 44 saves, Calgary Flames rout Anaheim Ducks 6-0

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Mikael Backlund and Mark Jankowski scored two goals apiece, and Cam Talbot made a career-high 44 saves for his 21st career shutout in the Flames' 6-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night.

The Ducks gave up four goals in the first period of their first game since since their game against St. Louis was called off Tuesday night when Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester collapsed on the Honda Center bench during the first period.

Talbot was superb in his first shutout for the Flames and his first victory since Jan. 11, making 18 saves in the second period alone.

''I felt like I controlled the game the best I could,'' Talbot said. ''I didn't leave too much laying around for them to bang in. A lot of their shots came from the outside, makes it easy for me to control it.''

Elias Lindholm, Oliver Kylington, Backlund and Jankowski all scored for Calgary during that one-sided opening period. Lindholm extended his scoring streak to nine games, one shy of his career high, with his 25th goal.

''We got some timely scoring early,'' Calgary coach Geoff Ward said. ''I liked the response of our guys. We talked about how important it was to come out and play a solid first period, get into the game early. I thought the guys did a good job of that.''

John Gibson stopped 12 shots in Anaheim's awful first period before Ryan Miller replaced him to start the second. The Ducks' season-best streak of five straight games with a point ended with just their second regulation loss in eight games.

''We learn from these,'' Ducks coach Dallas Eakins said. ''As much as you want to keep point streaks going, I think a kick in the rear end is good for you every once and a while.''

Backlund got a short-handed goal in the second period for his 14th career multi-goal game, his first since March 10.

Calgary finished its four-game road trip with three wins in the first of two games between the Pacific Division rivals in five days.

Lindholm opened the scoring moments after a power play expired in the first period, finishing a scramble near the Ducks' net by stuffing the puck past Gibson's short side.

''We had breakdowns,'' Ducks forward Troy Terry said. ''This really goes for myself, but we need to score on our chances. ... We need to have more jam than that. It was one of those nights where we just couldn't figure it out.''

Lindholm, who isn't related to Ducks defenseman Hampus Lindholm, is already approaching the career high of 27 goals last season with Calgary after spending his first five NHL campaigns with Carolina. He scored two goals Wednesday during Calgary's loss to the last-place Los Angeles Kings.

Backlund extended his scoring streak to five games by converting a pass from Andrew Mangiapane. Just 1:29 later, Kylington beat Gibson high to the glove side for the 22-year-old Swede's second goal of the season and fifth of his NHL career.

Jankowski then put an unobstructed shot past Gibson's glove while skating up the middle during an odd-man rush 55 seconds before the first period ended.

Backlund got his short-handed goal late in the second, and Jankowski added another goal off his own rebound in the third. He has scored five goals in his last seven games after failing to score in his first 38 this season.

''I think ever since I got that first one in Ottawa, the weight was lifted off my shoulders,'' Jankowski said. ''I was able to play a little bit more freely. It definitely feels good.''

NOTES: The Flames lost 25 consecutive regular-season games in Anaheim between January 2004 and October 2017, but they have won in both of their trips to Honda Center this season. ... The teams meet again Monday in Calgary. ... The Ducks and Blues still haven't settled on a rescheduled date for their postponed game, but Honda Center fans will be allowed to use their tickets from Tuesday for admission. ... Calgary captain Mark Giordano missed his fifth straight game with a hamstring injury. ... F Sam Bennett returned to the Flames' lineup, and Tobias Rieder was scratched.

UP NEXT

Flames: Host the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday.

Ducks: Visit the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday.

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123T
CGY30-23-6
4116
ANA23-27-7
0000
STARS OF THE GAME
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
R. Andersson D01410/0022:592
M. Backlund RW20249/6018:480
S. Bennett LW00201/0210:121
T. Brodie D02200/0022:270
B. Davidson D00010/0011:560
D. Dube RW00120/0013:282
J. Gaudreau LW00140/0015:120
N. Hanifin D00310/0023:290
M. Jankowski C20236/4014:550
O. Kylington D10120/0015:590
E. Lindholm C10221/1017:371
M. Lucic LW00120/0014:082
A. Mangiapane RW02210/0015:070
S. Monahan C00128/8015:210
Z. Rinaldo LW00120/0709:570
D. Ryan C00123/7015:320
M. Stone D01220/0418:422
M. Tkachuk LW01110/0014:021
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
M. Del Zotto D00-220/0016:451
N. Deslauriers LW00020/0707:182
C. Fowler D00-320/0018:511
R. Getzlaf C00-5210/7016:301
D. Grant C00-106/11014:251
B. Guhle D00-130/0018:141
A. Henrique C00046/8019:201
M. Jones LW00-220/1214:480
J. Larsson D00-210/0015:230
H. Lindholm D00-220/0022:480
J. Manson D00-130/0020:233
R. Rakell LW00-440/0016:061
N. Ritchie LW00020/0018:344
C. Rowney RW00000/0012:091
D. Shore C00-310/0011:550
J. Silfverberg RW00-220/0017:450
S. Steel C00-234/1014:180
T. Terry RW00090/0019:540
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
C. Talbot (W)440441.00060:00
GOALIESSA
C. Talbot (W)44
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
J. Gibson (L)164120.75020:00
R. Miller 162140.87539:58
GOALIESSA
J. Gibson (L)16
R. Miller 16
Hampus Lindholm shot on goal (Wrist shot)
CGY:GoalsShots
ANA:GoalsShots
Full Play By Play
GOALS
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • CGY
      06:55GOAL Mark Jankowski (Wrist shot)
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • CGY
      16:46(SH) GOAL Mikael Backlund (Backhand shot)
  • 1ST PERIOD
    • CGY
      19:05GOAL Mark Jankowski (Wrist shot), Assists: T.J. Brodie and Andrew Mangiapane
    • CGY
      13:39GOAL Oliver Kylington (Snap shot), Assist: Rasmus Andersson
    • CGY
      12:10GOAL Mikael Backlund (Tip-in shot), Assists: Andrew Mangiapane and Matthew Tkachuk
    • CGY
      08:15GOAL Elias Lindholm (Tip-in shot), Assists: Michael Stone and T.J. Brodie
PENALTIES
  • 3RD PERIOD
    • CGY
      07:31Zac Rinaldo penalty Slashing - 2 min.
  • 2ND PERIOD
    • CGY
      15:02Michael Stone penalty Tripping - 2 min.
    • ANA
      11:54Nicolas Deslauriers penalty Interference - 2 min.
  • 1ST PERIOD
    • CGY
      13:53Sam Bennett penalty Charging - 2 min.
    • ANA
      13:40Nicolas Deslauriers penalty Fighting - 5 min.
    • CGY
      13:40Zac Rinaldo penalty Fighting - 5 min.
    • CGY
      08:49Michael Stone penalty Hooking - 2 min.
    • ANA
      06:11Max Jones penalty Hooking - 2 min.
TEAM STATS
CGY
ANA
Shots on Goal3244
Goals in Power Play00
Faceoff Wins2826
Penalties53
Major Penalties11
Minor Penalties42
Misconducts00
TEAM STATS
CGY
Shots on Goal32
Goals in Power Play0
Faceoff Wins28
Penalties5
Major Penalties1
Minor Penalties4
Misconducts0
123T
CGY30-23-6
4116
ANA23-27-7
0000
STARS OF THE GAME
18.8 %SHOT %0.0 %
1.000 %SAVE %0.813 %
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
R. Andersson D01410/0022:592
M. Backlund RW20249/6018:480
S. Bennett LW00201/0210:121
T. Brodie D02200/0022:270
B. Davidson D00010/0011:560
D. Dube RW00120/0013:282
J. Gaudreau LW00140/0015:120
N. Hanifin D00310/0023:290
M. Jankowski C20236/4014:550
O. Kylington D10120/0015:590
E. Lindholm C10221/1017:371
M. Lucic LW00120/0014:082
A. Mangiapane RW02210/0015:070
S. Monahan C00128/8015:210
Z. Rinaldo LW00120/0709:570
D. Ryan C00123/7015:320
M. Stone D01220/0418:422
M. Tkachuk LW01110/0014:021
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
M. Del Zotto D00-220/0016:451
N. Deslauriers LW00020/0707:182
C. Fowler D00-320/0018:511
R. Getzlaf C00-5210/7016:301
D. Grant C00-106/11014:251
B. Guhle D00-130/0018:141
A. Henrique C00046/8019:201
M. Jones LW00-220/1214:480
J. Larsson D00-210/0015:230
H. Lindholm D00-220/0022:480
J. Manson D00-130/0020:233
R. Rakell LW00-440/0016:061
N. Ritchie LW00020/0018:344
C. Rowney RW00000/0012:091
D. Shore C00-310/0011:550
J. Silfverberg RW00-220/0017:450
S. Steel C00-234/1014:180
T. Terry RW00090/0019:540
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
C. Talbot (W)440441.00060:00
GOALIESSA
C. Talbot (W)44
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
J. Gibson (L)164120.75020:00
R. Miller 162140.87539:58
GOALIESSA
J. Gibson (L)16
R. Miller 16
STARS OF THE GAME
123T
CGY30-23-6
4116
ANA23-27-7
0000
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
R. Andersson D01410/0022:592
M. Backlund RW20249/6018:480
S. Bennett LW00201/0210:121
T. Brodie D02200/0022:270
B. Davidson D00010/0011:560
D. Dube RW00120/0013:282
J. Gaudreau LW00140/0015:120
N. Hanifin D00310/0023:290
M. Jankowski C20236/4014:550
O. Kylington D10120/0015:590
E. Lindholm C10221/1017:371
M. Lucic LW00120/0014:082
A. Mangiapane RW02210/0015:070
S. Monahan C00128/8015:210
Z. Rinaldo LW00120/0709:570
D. Ryan C00123/7015:320
M. Stone D01220/0418:422
M. Tkachuk LW01110/0014:021
Total6703228/2613-11
SKATERSGA+/-SOGFW/FLPIMTOIHITS
M. Del Zotto D00-220/0016:451
N. Deslauriers LW00020/0707:182
C. Fowler D00-320/0018:511
R. Getzlaf C00-5210/7016:301
D. Grant C00-106/11014:251
B. Guhle D00-130/0018:141
A. Henrique C00046/8019:201
M. Jones LW00-220/1214:480
J. Larsson D00-210/0015:230
H. Lindholm D00-220/0022:480
J. Manson D00-130/0020:233
R. Rakell LW00-440/0016:061
N. Ritchie LW00020/0018:344
C. Rowney RW00000/0012:091
D. Shore C00-310/0011:550
J. Silfverberg RW00-220/0017:450
S. Steel C00-234/1014:180
T. Terry RW00090/0019:540
Total0004426/289-17
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
C. Talbot (W)440441.00060:00
GOALIESSA
C. Talbot (W)44
GOALIESSAGASVSV%TOI
J. Gibson (L)164120.75020:00
R. Miller 162140.87539:58
GOALIESSA
J. Gibson (L)16
R. Miller 16
GOALS
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD
PENALTIES
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD
  • 3RD PERIOD
  • 2ND PERIOD
  • 1ST PERIOD

123T
CGY30-23-6
4116
ANA23-27-7
0000
TEAM STATS
2.98
GF AVG
3.34
GA AVG
.66
Power Play
2.82
GF AVG
3.44
GA AVG
.42
Power Play
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