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Calgary 4, Toronto 2
When: 9:00 PM ET, Thursday, December 12, 2019
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta
Referees: Dan O'Rourke, Graham Skilliter
Linesmen: Shandor Alphonso, Ryan Galloway
Attendance: 19289

The Calgary Flames got two goals from Johnny Gaudreau and one from Michael Frolik in the first three minutes of the third period to defeat the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2 on Thursday night.

Travis Hamonic added a goal and an assist for the Flames, who have won their first seven games for new coach Geoff Ward. Sean Monahan had two assists.

John Tavares and Mitchell Marner each had a goal and an assist for the Maple Leafs, who had won the first two games of a four-game road trip. They are 6-4-0 under new coach Sheldon Keefe.

David Rittich made 32 saves for the Flames.

Frederik Andersen made 20 saves in the Toronto goal.

Tavares scored his 13th goal of the season at 8:24 of the first period on a snap shot from just below the right circle, converting Marner's no-look backhand pass from behind the net.

Hamonic tied the game at 16:23 of the first with a wrist shot from the right circle on a pass from the right point by Monahan.

Toronto had a 10-9 edge in shots on goal in the first period.

The Maple Leafs regained the lead at 14:06 of the second when Marner notched his fifth goal of the season. He fired a wrist shot from the right circle after working a give-and-go with Tavares on a three-on-two rush.

The Leafs led 23-17 in shots on goal after two periods before the Flames' surge in the first 2:49 of the third period.

Gaudreau tied the game 19 seconds into the period from the right circle on a pass from the boards by Mikael Backlund.

Frolik scored his fourth goal of the season from the left circle after a Toronto turnover in the neutral zone at 1:59 of the third.

Calgary led 4-2 when Gaudreau deflected Hamonic's shot from the point at 2:49.

Soon after their scoring burst, the Flames took two quick penalties, and the Maple Leafs had four shots but no goals during a five-on-three man advantage.

Tavares missed on a breakaway with five minutes left in the game.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Toronto   Calgary
Mitchell Marner 2 Points Johnny Gaudreau 2
Mitchell Marner 1 Goals Johnny Gaudreau 2
Mitchell Marner 1 Assists Sean Monahan 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Frederik Andersen .833 Save Percentage David Rittich .941
Frederik Andersen 20 Saves David Rittich 32
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Toronto 34 2 0-3 1-1 2 24
Calgary 24 4 0-1 3-3 6 30
Upcoming Games
  • Calgary will play their next game at home against Carolina. The Flames have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .562 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Edmonton. The Maple Leafs have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .412 after a loss.