National Hockey League
Calgary 4, Winnipeg 3
When: 8:00 PM ET, Monday, February 1, 2021
Where: Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Referees: Kevin Pollock, Chris Schlenker
Linesmen: Bevan Mills, Kiel Murchison
Attendance: N/A

Johnny Gaudreau scored in regulation and then added the shootout winner to lead the Calgary Flames to a 4-3 road victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Monday night.

With the chance to win it in the fourth round of the shootout, Gaudreau used his slick hands and several dekes before depositing the puck.

Jacob Markstrom made 25 saves for the Flames through regulation and overtime, and then stopped three of four Jets in the shootout.

The clubs will meet for the second time in a three-game set on Tuesday, and will have a whale of a game to top.

Kyle Connor staked the Jets to a 2-0 lead with a pair of first-period power-play goals. Connor opened the scoring with a pinpoint wrist shot from the right faceoff dot at the 4:31 mark. After taking a cross-ice feed from Mark Scheifele, Connor wired a short-side, top-shelf effort.

He doubled the lead with another man-advantage marker from almost the exact same spot, blasting a one-timer after a pass from Josh Morrissey at 13:46 for his sixth goal of the season.

However, the Flames battled back to take a third-period lead. Chris Tanev put the Flames on the board with a lucky goal just seven seconds into the second period, his first goal for Calgary. Upon getting the puck from the faceoff to start the period, Tanev simply sent a long shot toward the Jets net. The bounding puck -- from 122 feet away, officially -- eluded goalie Connor Hellebuyck.

Then, Gaudreau tied the game and extended his season-long, point-scoring streak to eight games. Juuso Valimaki sent a dart of a cross-ice pass to Gaudreau as he went to the net, and it was an easy redirect for Gaudreau to net his sixth goal of the season at 6:54 of the third period.

After drawing even, the Flames were dominating play and took the lead when Andrew Mangiapane netted his first goal of the season to finish a series of scoring-chance generating shifts. During a scramble, Mangiapane had the presence to kick a puck from his feet and slide home a shot at the 13:45 mark.

But with the goalie pulled for an extra attacker, Scheifele's game-tying tally came with 1:50 remaining in regulation. Scheifele deflected a Neal Pionk point shot

Hellebuyck stopped 25 shots through regulation and overtime for the Jets, who got a three-assist night from Blake Wheeler.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Calgary   Winnipeg
Elias Lindholm 2 Points Blake Wheeler 3
Johnny Gaudreau 1 Goals Kyle Connor 2
Elias Lindholm 2 Assists Blake Wheeler 3
N/A Power Play Goals Kyle Connor 2
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jacob Markstrom .893 Save Percentage Connor Hellebuyck .893
Jacob Markstrom 25 Saves Connor Hellebuyck 25
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Calgary 28 4 0-2 2-4 8 19
Winnipeg 28 3 2-4 2-2 4 19
Upcoming Games
  • Winnipeg will play their next game at home against Calgary. The Jets have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Calgary will play their next game on the road against Winnipeg. The Flames have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .500 after a loss.