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Calgary 2, Buffalo 1
When: 7:00 PM ET, Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Where: KeyBank Center, Buffalo, New York
Referees: Trevor Hanson, Jon McIsaac
Linesmen: Kory Nagy, Libor Suchanek
Attendance: 15196

A late equalizer and Johnny Gaudreau's overtime goal gave the Calgary Flames a comeback 2-1 road victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday.

After being unable to solve Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton over the first 59 minutes of the game, Calgary finally broke through at the 19:04 mark of the third period. Matthew Tkachuk scored his fifth goal of the season, redirecting a shot in front of Hutton to finally put his team on the board.

After the Flames had to kill a penalty for the first two minutes of overtime, Gaudreau ended the game 2:40 into the extra frame, netting the score after a nice passing play with Sean Monahan and Mark Giordano.

Gaudreau and Monahan led all Flames players with five shots apiece, and Monahan assisted on Tkachuk's game-tying effort.

Hutton and David Rittich delivered strong efforts at both ends of the ice in the goaltending duel, though Hutton had a busier night, facing 38 shots from the Flames while the Sabres managed just 29 against Rittich. Calgary also had the advantage of five power plays to Buffalo's two.

Before Tkachuk's marker, the Flames' best chance came in the opening minute of the second period. Elias Lindholm was wide open on the right side of Buffalo's net, only to be denied by an impressive stick save from Hutton. A video review was required to confirm the non-goal, as the puck dribbled over the line after the whistle was blown.

Jack Eichel opened the scoring with a wrist shot past Rittich 16:30 into the first period. The goal snapped an eight-game scoreless streak for Eichel, though the center remained a big factor in the Sabres' offense with six assists in Buffalo's previous four games.

The Sabres have now absorbed overtime losses in each of their past two games, as they dropped a 5-4 result to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday.

Calgary earned its second road win in as many nights over Atlantic Division opposition, after defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-1 on Monday.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Calgary   Buffalo
Sean Monahan 2 Points Jack Eichel 1
Johnny Gaudreau 1 Goals Jack Eichel 1
Sean Monahan 2 Assists Jason Pominville 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
David Rittich .966 Save Percentage Carter Hutton .947
David Rittich 28 Saves Carter Hutton 36
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Calgary 38 2 0-5 2-2 4 28
Buffalo 29 1 0-2 5-5 10 36
Upcoming Games
  • Buffalo will play their next game on the road against Ottawa. The Sabres have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • Calgary will play their next game at home against Colorado. The Flames have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .571 after a loss.