NHL recap: Flames Edge Pens in 7-round shootout

11/30/2021 06:31:45 GMT + 00: 00 – Mikael Backlund scored the shootout winner in the seventh round and gave hosts Calgary Flames a 2-1 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday.

Backlund made the difference by choosing to shoot from the slot as he came down the ice. He shot a shot from the top corner past Penguins goalkeeper Tristan Jarry. Johnny Gaudreau previously scored in the shootout for the Flames, but Pittsburgh’s Kris Letang also scored in the same round of the skills contest to keep him going.

After Backlund’s goal, Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom stopped Brock McGinn to seal his team’s first penalty shoot-out win of the season.

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Milan Lucic scored in the second half for the Flames, who have won five of six games and only recorded their second win in extra time against five defeats in games that went beyond the regulations. The ardent Jake Guentzel scored a goal in the third period for the Penguins, who have lost two in a row after a winning streak of five games.

Coyotes 1, Jets 0

Rookie goalkeeper Karel Vejmelka made 46 saves for his first NHL shutout to lead Arizona to a road win over Winnipeg.

Antoine Roussel scored the only goal of the game and gave the Coyotes the offensive they needed on Vejmelka’s special night.

Winnipeg overtook Arizona by a margin of 46-15, marking the second-highest jet count of the season and the lowest total of coyotes of the season.

Canucks 2, Canadians 1

Conor Garland scored the winning goal early in the second period, and Thatcher Demko made 33 saves as the Vancouver guest suffered a streak of four losses with a win over Montreal.

Elias Pettersson also scored for Vancouver, who beat Montreal in regular time for the first time since October 27, 2015.

Ryan Poehling scored his fourth goal of the season for the Canadiens, who were hampered again for the first time this season in their attempt to win games in a row.

Kraken 7, saber 4

Jared McCann and Mason Appleton each scored two goals to put the Seattle visit past Buffalo.

Defender Carson Soucy and striker Brandon Tanev scored the first two shorthanded goals in franchise history for the Kraken, who have won four of their last five games. Jaden Schwartz also agreed, and Chris Driedger made 32 saves to help Seattle complete a two-game sweep of Buffalo.

Buffalo’s Jeff Skinner scored two goals this season, increasing his goals to eight in 22 games. He had seven in 53 games in the 2020/21 season. Dylan Cozens added one goal and Brett Murray scored his first career goal for the Sabers, who have lost 12 of their last 15 games (3-10-2).

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