CALGARY — Johnny Gaudreau and Matthew Tkachuk every scored two times and had two assists for the Calgary Flames in a Saturday’s 9-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes. The Flames clinched an NHL playoff berth sooner than the sport even began.
The Flames ignored the one level had to protected a travel to the post-season Thursday in a 6-1 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights.
It was once their archrival Edmonton Oilers locking Calgary into the post-season Saturday through beating the Knights 4-0 in legislation sooner than the puck dropped at the Coyotes on the Flames.
The Flames (46-20-9), atop the Pacific Department, was the 1/3 Western Convention membership to nail down a playoff spot following the Colorado Avalanche on April 6 and the St. Louis Blues on Saturday.
Gaudreau’s four-point night time greater his overall to 105 this season. Dillon Dube additionally scored two times and Elias Lindholm had a target and 3 assists for the Flames.
Andrew Mangiapane and Blake Coleman had been Calgary’s different target scorers. Flames starter Jacob Markstrom stopped 25 of 26 photographs for the win after he was once pulled in two immediately video games for Dan Vladar.
Nick Ritchie responded for Arizona (22-48-5) taking part in out the string within the NHL’s basement.
Coyotes starter Harri Sateri was once pulled for Karel Vejmelka after giving up 4 targets on 4 photographs to begin the second one length, however returned to the sport and stopped 24 of 31 photographs general within the loss.
Vejmelka became away 8 of 10 photographs in 16:49 mins of labor.
Since shedding the Stanley Cup ultimate in seven video games to the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2004 — with present head trainer Darryl Sutter additionally in the back of Calgary’s bench then — the Flames have exited the playoffs within the first spherical seven instances and had been ousted in the second one spherical in 2015.
Trailing 1-0 after the hole length, the Flames exploded for 4 targets in a span of 2 mins 27 seconds beginning 38 seconds into the second one length.
4 targets in 3 mins 11 seconds was once the third-fastest 4 targets to begin a length in NHL historical past and the fastest in 45 years, in keeping with the league.
Lindholm and Tkachuk every accumulated their thirty ninth targets this season and Gaudreau his thirty sixth. The remaining Flame to crack the 40-goal mark in a season was once Jarome Iginla in 2010-11.
The Coyotes scored 30 seconds after the hole faceoff on their first shot of the sport. Ritchie chipped Jay Beagle’s cross from the forums upstairs on Markstrom for Arizona’s first target scored within the first minute this season.
NOTES: The Flames’ document for the quickest 4 targets scored is one minute 21 seconds set through Theo Fleury, Gary Suter, Chris Lindberg and Ron Stern in a 1993 sport in opposition to the San Jose Sharks … Flames defenceman Nikita Zadorov reached a profession 100 issues with the primary of his two assists. … Mangiapane’s two issues gave him 51 this season, which is a career-high.