Flames beat Kraken to cap perfect road trip
Defenceman Noah Hanifin recorded four assists and forward Dillon Dube added a pair of them to help lead the Calgary Flames to a 4-1 win Saturday over the Seattle Kraken.
The win in Seattle ended an undefeated four-game road trip for the Flames, who extended their lead atop the Pacific Division to seven points as the second-place Edmonton Oilers dropped a 2-1 shootout decision Saturday night to the Colorado Avalanche.
Blake Coleman, Trevor Lewis, Michael Stone and Tyler Toffoli scored for the Flames while goalie Jacob Markstrom made 27 saves in the victory.
Forward Karson Kuhlman scored the lone goal for the Kraken while goalie Philipp Grubauer stopped 25 shots.
Perfect Calgary Flames trip
April 4: Kings toppled • April 6: Ducks plucked • April 7: Sharks skewered • April 9: Kraken crushed
Top line shut out
Top Flames scorer Johnny Gaudreau is still looking for his 100th point of the season. The team’s top line of Gaudreau, Elias Lindholm and Matthew Tkachuk was held without a point in a game for the first time since the Buffalo Sabres’ 1-0 overtime win over Calgary on March 18.
Gaudreau has 99 points so far in the 2021-22 NHL campaign (34 goals, 65 assists in 72 games played). Tkachuk is second in team scoring with 89 points (34G, 55A) and Lindholm, who leads the Flames in goals scored with 38, third with 73 points.
The Flames open a three-game homestand on Tuesday against the Kraken (7 p.m.)