Calgary Flames defeated the Dallas Stars 3-1 to take the lead

Calgary – Third-half game-winner Andrew Manjiabani scored for the Calgary Flames in Wednesday’s 3-1 win over the Dallas Stars to advance 3-2 in the game series.

Calgary – Third-half game-winner Andrew Manjiabani scored for the Calgary Flames in Wednesday’s 3-1 win over the Dallas Stars to advance 3-2 in the game series.

Mangiapane and Mikael Backlund scored and assisted, and Trevor Lewis added a goal in the empty net for the Flames, who pushed the stars to the brink of elimination in the first round of the NHL playoffs.

Game 6 is Saturday in Dallas. Game 7, if necessary, returns on Sunday in Calgary.

Calgary goalkeeper Jacob Markstrom saved 20 balls to win.

Jason Robertson scored the only goal and Jake Oettinger stopped 29 shots for Dallas.

Calgary (50-21-11) topped the Pacific Division, while Dallas (46-30-6) entered the postseason via the best place in the Western Conference.

Both teams had splits in each other’s yards to send the series to Calgary at a 2-2 stalemate.

A better-than-seven conference quarter-finalist returned to the low-goal games in Saddledome, with Calgary winning 1-0 and losing 2-0 to start the series.

Dallas won 4-2 and lost 4-1 at American Airlines Arena.

The Stars did not allow the Flames many clean exits from their end, or into the attacking area, with spot hockey intact in the first 40 minutes to lead 1-0.

But the line of Mangiapane, Baklund and Blake Coleman scored the third goal to advance 2-1 Flames.

Backlund in the neutral zone fed a backhand pass to Mangiapane at the star blue line. Mangiapane advanced by three steps and beat Oettinger’s gauntlet with a high shot at 13:20.

Calgary leveled at 6:49 of the third period when Mangyapan smashed a shot past Coleman’s way into the net.

Mangiapane circled from behind the goal line and focused on the puck to redirect Backlund by Oettinger.

Robertson, who scored 41 goals in the regular season, scored the game’s first goal and first National Hockey League playoff goal at 13:21 of the second half.

Head coach to the stars Rick Bowness has pushed the 22-year-old off the lead alongside Joe Pavlesky and Rob Hintz to join Jimmy Bean and Tyler Seguin.

Robertson advanced from the boards and fired a shot that hit Markstrom’s gauntlet and then smashed into defender Noah Hanifin past Calgary.

Both teams did not score two chances to play the powerhouse and were 2 to 19 in the series.

Flames coach Darryl Sutter used 11 forwards and seven defensemen for the second game in a row with Michael Stone remaining in Brett Ritchie’s squad.

Flames wing Johnny Gaudreau took a skewed disk in the side of the head at the blue line of the stars. He went to the dressing room for treatment late in the period but returned to the match in the second period.

Bowness changed his lineup in Game 5 as forwards Denis Guryanov and Alexander Radulov scratched their heads.

Jacob Peterson, 22, made his National Hockey League debut, and Marian Stodenek, 23, tied for a second game in the series.

When the best of seven streaks are tied 2-2, the winner of Game 5 holds an all-time streak record of 219-58, according to NHL stats.

When the home team wins Game 5 and advances 3-2, they close the series 80.7 percent of the time (138-33). When the road team does so, it wins 76.4 percent of the series (81-25).

Notes: With 92 playoff wins, Sutter was behind Pat Quinn for sixth place among NHL coaches. . . Joe Pavelsky’s 166th playoff game over his career has overtaken Brian Rafalsky for the fifth place in National Hockey League history among US-born figure skaters.

This report was first published by The Canadian Press on May 11, 2022.

Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

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