Miro Heskanen He scored the green light’s goal late in the second half and the stars recovered after leading with two early goals by beating Calgary Flames 4-2 Friday night to force a playoff game 7 in the first round of the Western Conference Series.
“The message was we had to get a good third. We didn’t always have a good third sometimes with the lead, and we wanted to try to kind of change that,” Pavlesky said. enough. Tonight was one of those situations that I think everyone bought into. We took a step in the right direction to do so.”
Calgary were in a position to shut down the wild card stars after their 3-1 home win in Game Five on Wednesday night, when the Pacific Division champions scored all of their goals in the third inning.
The series will instead return to Saddledome for the Definitive Match 7 on Sunday night.
“Hell game. We couldn’t equalize,” Calgary coach Daryl Sutter said.
Heskanen’s first goal in this qualifier Came in with a shot from 40 feet high with a bunch of traffic in front of goalkeeper Flames Jacob Markstrom. This came with 2:28 remaining in the second half, with both teams scoring two goals.
With their season on the line, the stars didn’t give up during the third period.
We chased after them instead of sitting down. …that was one of our third best periods of the year, and it was just in time, ” Michael Ravel She said.
“That was NHL hockey at its best,” coach Rick Bowness said. “It was a great hockey game. Both teams, both goalkeepers, were fantastic.”
Calgary will host Game 7 for the first time since 2006, when the series lost its first role to Anaheim. This is the third straight playoff that the Superstars will play in Game 7 — they beat Colorado in the second round in the NHL bubble in Canada two seasons ago, and lost in St.
“We have a confident group,” Pavlesky said. “Every game was tight, it was competitive and fun to play in.”
Rob Hintz Raffle also scored for Dallas and Tyler Seguin Netter added a blank at the last minute. Jake Oettingerthe 23-year-old goalkeeper who had not started a playoff before this series, stopped 36 shots.
Markstrom also saved 36 times.
Calgary tied in match 2 with 8:01 from the left in the second half with a goal Michael Backlundwhich came one second after it officially ended as another unsuccessful power game in the series when both teams struggled with a man advantage.
This made Flames 0 for 2 on strong play in the game, for a Dallas match in 2 for 21 in the series.
The Stars made it 2 for 22 midway through the third inning when Joe Pavelsky fired a near-close shot that bounced off a Markstrom skate who was on the line.
Backlund’s third goal From the series he came with a slap shot that Oettinger deflected before bouncing off Heskanen into the net. That was about four minutes later Stylish cross pass by Johnny Goudreau to Michael Stone For easy information.
“They got two, and we’re back. It’s a tough game but I’d say the 3-2 goal in the second half was tough,” Flames center Elias Lindholm She said. “Obviously we want to win this game, but it’s a new day tomorrow and Sunday’s game, which is why we’ve struggled so hard all year to get the ice at home in Game Seven.”
The stars lead 2-0 about six minutes into the second half when Ravel finished a wild play in front of the network.
Joel Kiviranta He was trying to follow his own shot, even reaching back after skating across the net, while two skaters from Calgary and Markstrom fell on the ice. defenseman Christopher Tanev He was one of the people who had fallen, and he tried to push the disc away with his hand before Raffl could stuff it into the shaft.
Hintz scored his second goal out of the series with 5:08 seconds left in the first period, right after Oettinger withstood a series of shots at the other end.
Matthew Tkachuk And Gaudreau, both of 100 points and 40 goals in the regular season, had consecutive quick shots that had Oettinger scramble and dive across the fold.
As soon as the stars moved in the other direction, Pavlesky got a pass from behind to attacker Hintz, who sent a quick wrestler under Markstrom’s legs.
Tkachuk dislocated his knee back brace early in the first period that rebounded from the post.
7 history game
Calgary is 5-7 in the 7s, but has lost six of its last seven game. The Flames’ only Game 7 win since 1990 was in the first round against Vancouver in 2004, before they then qualified for the Stanley Cup Final and lost to Tampa Bay in Game 7.
Dallas 6-8, including Game 7’s win over Colorado in the second round of the 2020 playoffs, when the stars went to the post-season Stanley Cup Final that played in a bubble in Canada due to the pandemic.