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Calgary 6, Columbus 2
When: 9:00 PM ET, Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta
Referees: Reid Anderson, Wes McCauley
Linesmen: Brad Kovachik, Mitch Hunt
Attendance: 9639

Elias Lindholm had a goal and two assists to help the Calgary Flames to their seventh straight win, defeating the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets 6-2 on Tuesday night.

Tyler Toffoli scored in his team debut for Calgary, which moved past the Vegas Golden Knights and into first place in the Pacific Division.

Erik Gudbranson, Matthew Tkachuk, Dillon Dube and Adam Ruzicka also scored, and Dan Vladar made 18 saves for the Flames, who host the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday.

Adam Boqvist and Zach Werenski scored, and Elvis Merzlikins made 35 saves for the Blue Jackets, who had won three in a row and five of six.

The Flames took a 1-0 lead at 2:10 of the first period.

Gudbranson took a slap shot from the point and it sailed through traffic and between the pads of Merzlikins for his 24th goal in his 609th NHL game.

The Blue Jackets extended the lead to 2-0 at 16:30 of the first.

Lindholm was credited with the goal after his centering pass was swept into the Columbus goal by Blue Jackets defenseman Andrew Peeke.

Lindholm has a goal in five straight games and a seven-game point streak (five goals, five assists).

The Blue Jackets cut the lead to 2-1 at 17:50 of the first.

Patrik Laine led a 3-on-2 rush but nearly whiffed on his shot from the slot. The puck went to Boqvist at his side and he scored on a one-timer.

The assist extended Laine's point streak to seven games (seven goals, six assists).

The Flames re-established a two-goal lead when Tkachuk scored at 15:44 of the second period.

Lindholm initiated the goal when he intercepted a clearance pass. He fed the puck to Tkachuk, who got it back from Johnny Gaudreau and scored for a 3-1 lead.

Dube scored short-handed to make it 4-1 with 47 seconds left in the second period.

Ruzicka made it 5-1 at 6:39 of the third.

Werenski came back with a goal to make it 5-2 at 8:08, but Toffoli scored for Calgary to push the lead to 6-2 at 11:04.

Toffoli was traded from the Montreal Canadiens on Monday.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Columbus   Calgary
Adam Boqvist 1 Points Elias Lindholm 3
Adam Boqvist 1 Goals Elias Lindholm 1
Boone Jenner 1 Assists Elias Lindholm 2
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals Dillon Dube 1
Elvis Merzlikins .854 Save Percentage Dan Vladar .900
Elvis Merzlikins 35 Saves Dan Vladar 18
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Columbus 20 2 0-1 2-2 4 26
Calgary 41 6 0-2 1-1 2 26
Upcoming Games
  • Calgary will play their next game at home against Anaheim. The Flames have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .474 after a loss.
  • Columbus will play their next game on the road against Chicago. The Blue Jackets have a W/L % of .391 after a win and .583 after a loss.