Flames end Senators' 3-game win streak
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OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Calgary Flames used a balanced scoring attack, getting goals from six players in a 6-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.

Juuso Valimaki, Mikael Backlund, Elias Lindholm, Sean Monahan, Andrew Mangiapane and Matthew Tkachuk scored for the Flames, who ended Ottawa’s three-game win streak.

Drake Batherson, Colin White and Brady Tkachuk replied for the last-place Senators.

The Flames opened the scoring four minutes into the game and didn't look back.

The speedy Johnny Gaudreau zipped around a couple of Ottawa players before sending a backhand saucer pass to Valimaki for a one-timer past Matt Murray.

Calgary scored again 37 seconds later as Backlund flipped a rolling puck past a handcuffed Murray, who stopped 27 of 33 shots

Perhaps in an effort to spark his teammates, Austin Watson fought bruising Flames forward Milan Lucic, who had a 35-pound weight advantage, on the ensuing faceoff.

Calgary took advantage of some sloppy defensive play ahead of its third goal. Josh Norris turned over the puck deep in his zone and Lindholm snapped it in.

Batherson extended his goal-scoring streak to five games with a power-play effort at when he beat David Rittich with a wrist shot from the faceoff circle. But another Senators defensive lapse was costly early in the second period as Chris Tierney coughed up the puck down low. Gaudreau fed it to Monahan for a power-play goal.

A Calgary shorthanded goal followed when Mangiapane hit the post with a redirect attempt before tapping in the rebound.

White responded 40 seconds later by scooping a loose puck off the faceoff and snapping it past a screened Rittich, who made 31 saves.

The lone goal in the third period came from Brady Tkachuk on an Ottawa power play.

The Senators defeated the Flames 6-1 on Thursday night. The teams will face off again Monday in the finale of Ottawa’s five-game homestand.


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Flames end Senators' 3-game win streak
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