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Flames' blowout victory end Rangers' win streak

Field Level Media
26 Oct 2021, 12:05 GMT+10

Andrew Mangiapane tallied twice while Blake Coleman and Mikael Backlund both collected one goal and one assist to lead the visiting Calgary Flames to a 5-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Monday.

Chris Tanev and also scored in the win, and Jacob Markstrom made 28 saves for the Flames, who have won three consecutive games to kick off a five-game road trip.

Dryden Hunt replied for the Rangers, whose four-game winning streak was snapped. Goalie Igor Shesterkin stopped 32 shots.

Tanev ended a 30-game goal drought when he opened the scoring with 70 seconds remaining in the opening period. The defenseman joined a three-on-two rush, took a cross-ice feed from Johnny Gaudreau and sent a wrist shot that handcuffed Shesterkin.

Mangiapane continued his road success when he doubled the lead 2:09 into the second period. Shortly after Markstrom denied Sammy Blais on a redirect at the doorstep, Mangiapane intercepted Patrik Nemeth's breakout pass near the right faceoff dot, spun and found the mark just inside the far post.

Mangiapane has scored in six consecutive road games -- four this season and the final two in the 2020-21 campaign.

Hunt put the hosts on the board 5:25 into the third period. Seconds after the Flames killed a penalty, Jacob Trouba's point shot was stopped, but Hunt pounced on the rebound for his first goal of the season.

Coleman restored Calgary's two-goal edge three minutes later. He had his first shot from the slot stopped, but he grabbed the rebound and lifted a backhand shot for his second of the season.

Backlund's first goal of the season extended the edge with 8:28 remaining. While on a rush, he faked a backhand before pulling the puck to his forehand and found the top corner.

Mangiapane netted a power-play goal with five seconds remaining -- his fifth tally of the season -- to round out the scoring.

--Field Level Media

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