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Calgary 3, Columbus 0
When: 7:00 PM ET, Saturday, November 2, 2019
Where: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
Referees: Dan O'Rourke, Kevin Pollock
Linesmen: Devin Berg, Ryan Galloway
Attendance: 15618

David Rittich stopped 43 shots for his second shutout of the season to lead the visiting Calgary Flames to a 3-0 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night.

Sean Monahan, Sam Bennett and Matthew Tkachuk scored goals for Calgary, which improved to 3-1-1 over its last five games. Elias Lindholm added two assists.

It was the third career shutout for Rittich who also blanked Vancouver 3-0 on Oct. 5. Only nine of the 43 shots were registered as quality chances.

Joonas Korpisalo had 26 saves for the Blue Jackets, who saw their winless streak extended to four games (0-3-1) while getting shutout for the first time this season.

Calgary, which rallied from a 4-1 deficit for a 6-5 overtime win at Nashville on Thursday, jumped out to a 1-0 lead at the 3:44 mark of the first period on Monahan's third goal of the season.

The goal came after Korpisalo turned over the puck on a clearing pass to the right boards. Johnny Gaudreau intercepted the pass and fed Elias Lindholm, who then found Monahan alone in the slot where he fired a wrist shot off Korpisalo's glove and into the net. It snapped a 13-game goal drought for Monahan.

Bennett made it 2-0 midway through the second period when he backhanded in a rebound of a Derek Ryan shot on a partial breakaway into an empty net. It was his third goal of the season.

Columbus had a chance to cut the lead in half midway through the third period. Gustav Nyquist fired a one-timer from about 10 feet away on the right side of the net but Rittich made a glove save.

The Blue Jackets pulled Korpisalo for an extra attacker with three minutes remaining and Tkachuk sealed the victory 21 seconds later with his seventh goal of the season, an empty-netter from center ice.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Calgary   Columbus
Elias Lindholm 2 Points N/A
Sam Bennett 1 Goals N/A
Elias Lindholm 2 Assists N/A
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
David Rittich 1.000 Save Percentage Joonas Korpisalo .929
David Rittich 43 Saves Joonas Korpisalo 26
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Calgary 29 3 0-2 3-3 8 30
Columbus 43 0 0-3 2-2 6 26
Upcoming Games
  • Columbus will play their next game at home against Vegas. The Blue Jackets have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Calgary will play their next game on the road against Washington. The Flames have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .750 after a loss.