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Calgary 4, Dallas 2
When: 9:00 PM ET, Thursday, April 21, 2022
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta
Referees: Brian Pochmara, Kelly Sutherland
Linesmen: Brad Kovachik, Travis Toomey
Attendance: 17280

Matthew Tkachuk reached the 40-goal and 100-point plateaus and Christopher Tanev's third-period goal broke a tie and gave the host Calgary Flames a 4-2 victory over the slumping Dallas Stars on Thursday.

With the win, Calgary (48-20-10, 106 points) clinched the Pacific Division title.

For the first time since 1990-91, Calgary boasts a pair of 100-point players, as Johnny Gaudreau is already beyond the century mark. Andrew Mangiapane had a goal and an assist and Noah Hanifin also scored for the Flames, who are on an 8-1-1 tear. Jacob Markstrom made 21 saves.

Jason Robertson and Luke Glendening replied for the Stars (43-30-5, 91 points), who have lost three straight games. Jake Oettinger stopped 33 shots.

Dallas holds the second Western Conference wild-card playoff spot by two points over the Vegas Golden Knights. Both squads have four games remaining.

With the score tied 2-2, Tanev put the Flames ahead a third time with 6:55 remaining in regulation. The defenseman received a lucky break when his wrist shot from the point banked off Glendening and past Oettinger. Tanev's sixth goal of the season ties a career high.

Mangiapane notched his 35th goal of the season with a final-minute empty-netter in the back-and-forth affair.

Tkachuk, who also became the first Flames player to reach 40 goals since Jarome Iginla in 2010-11, opened the scoring just past the midway point of the second period. He tucked home a puck from the side of the net on a power play.

Robertson replied with a power-play goal of his own 1:47 later. Off a faceoff victory, Robertson ripped a top-corner wrist shot for his 38th of the campaign to even the count.

Hanifin's ninth goal of the season 20 seconds into the third period -- his point shot ricocheted off Dallas defenseman Miro Heiskanen -- again put the Flames ahead.

However, Glendening again drew the Stars soon after. Fredrik Karlstrom, in his NHL debut, took advantage of a turnover for a partial breakaway. His chance was stopped, but Glendening followed up for the rebound tally at the 5:29 mark of the third period.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Dallas   Calgary
Luke Glendening 1 Points Andrew Mangiapane 2
Luke Glendening 1 Goals Andrew Mangiapane 1
Fredrik Karlstrom 1 Assists Rasmus Andersson 2
Jason Robertson 1 Power Play Goals Matthew Tkachuk 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jake Oettinger .917 Save Percentage Jacob Markstrom .913
Jake Oettinger 33 Saves Jacob Markstrom 21
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Dallas 23 2 1-5 3-4 10 28
Calgary 37 4 1-4 4-5 10 28
Upcoming Games
  • Calgary will play their next game at home against Vancouver. The Flames have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • Dallas will play their next game at home against Seattle. The Stars have a W/L % of .558 after a win and .543 after a loss.