David Moss scored two goals and Henrik Karlsson stopped 33 shots to give the Calgary Flames a much-needed win in Ottawa tonight. The Flames got out to an early lead and held off the Senators late push to win the game 3-2.
After a scoreless first period, Moss opened the scoring 5 minutes into the second period by tipping-in a loose puck in the crease. He added another goal from the right faceoff circle about 2 and a half minutes later. In the waning moments of the period Ales Kotalik added a powerplay goal to give the Flames a 3-0 lead heading into the 3rd period.
The third period was a see-saw battle, with the Flames dominating for most of the first half of the period. With only 8 minutes remaining Nick Foligno broke in and roofed the puck over Flames goaltender Henrik Karlsson, ending his hopes of a shutout. That goal proved to be a significant momentum changer and the Sens took advantage of it until the last seconds of the game. They kept the pressure on the Flames and were eventually rewarded with a 2nd goal with 57 seconds left in the game.
Though they tried very hard to tie it, the Sens couldn’t beat Karlsson a 3rd time and ended up giving up the 2 points to the Flames. Calgary was ecstatic with the win, and it’s an understatement to say that every win is important for them at this point.
The win will be short-lived as the Flames will head down the road to Toronto later tonight for their match with the Maple Leafs tomorrow night. Puck drop is at 5pm.