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Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Missouri Attendance: 18,096
Flames out for revenge in road rematch at Blues
Calgary Flames at St. Louis Blues
- The Blues have won their last four games against the Flames, including a 4-3 overtime victory on Tuesday, while scoring at least four goals in each game. It's the Blues' longest winning streak versus the Flames since they won six games in a row against them from January 2014 to December 2015.
- The Flames are 2-1-3 in their last six road games with each game decided by a one-goal margin, including four in overtime. It's Calgary's longest streak of one-goal games on the road since a seven-game run in January/February 2017.
- Andrew Mangiapane has scored only two goals in 21 road games this season, with the first coming in Calgary's road opener (Oct. 15 in Edmonton) and the second in Tuesday's game against the Blues. Mangiapane scored 23 road goals last season (in 41 games), tied for sixth most in the NHL.
- St. Louis overcame a 3-1 third-period deficit to beat the Flames, 4-3 in overtime, on Tuesday. It was the third time the Blues won a game in which they trailed by two or more goals in the third period this season, which ties them with the Ducks, Kings and Islanders for the NHL high. St. Louis had only one such win last season.
- Jordan Kyrou reached the 20-goal mark for the second consecutive season with his third-period goal against Calgary on Tuesday. Kyrou tallied 10 goals in his first 28 games this season but he has scored 10 times in 11 games since then (Dec. 15 to date).
- Pavel Buchnevich has produced two goals and seven assists in the Blues' last six games, with at least one point in each game. Buchnevich's six-game point streak ties his season high, set in November. Jordan Kyrou is the only player with a point streak of more than six games for the Blues this season (eight games, Nov. 14-26).
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The Calgary Flames will try to finish what they started Tuesday when they get their rematch with the host St. Louis Blues Thursday.
The Flames came out playing excellent road hockey in the opener of this two-game set. Then they allowed two third-period goals that tied the game.
The game went into overtime and Calgary lost 4-3 when the Blues scored on the first shift of three-on-three play. The Flames hope to do better during the second of consecutive games at Enterprise Center.
"It's just tough the way we let this slip -- up two goals in the third period on the road is kind of a good spot to be in and that we let that slip is not very good," said Flames forward Andrew Mangiapane, who scored a goal and added an assist in the game.
"Ideally, you have a two-goal lead in the third period, I think you should win the game," said forward Nazem Kadri, who set up Milan Lucic's goal in the game. "I don't think we gave up a whole lot. They've got some great players over there that take advantage of opportunities. We played 55 good minutes tonight."
The Flames have earned points in 15 of their last 19 games while building a 9-4-6 record during that span.
Tuesday's victory was the start of a season-high, seven-game homestand for the Blues, who are three games over .500 for the first time since starting the season 3-0-0. But they came out flat against the Flames and didn't get going until the third period.
"I didn't feel we had our legs," Blues coach Craig Berube said. "We didn't push hard enough. Going into the game after the long road trip back home, (I was) a little bit worried. But guys responded in the third period. I thought we played a way better period."
The injury-depleted Blues have earned points in 12 of their last 15 games, with a 9-3-3 mark in that stretch. They are missing key forwards Vladimir Tarasenko and Ryan O'Reilly and veteran defensemen Torey Krug, Nick Leddy and Robert Bortuzzo, among others.
Forwards Brandon Saad (five goals, two assists) and Brayden Schenn (three goals, three assists) starred for the Blues on their recent 3-1 road trip.
Then the forward line of Jordan Kyrou (goal, two assists), Robert Thomas (goal, assist) and Pavel Buchnevich (goal, assist) took charge in Tuesday's victory. Thomas scored on a two-on-one break with Kyrou for the decisive goal 28 seconds into overtime.
"Our last two games on the road trip, I didn't like our effort," Thomas said. "I thought we could have been a lot better. We needed to step up tonight, and I thought we did a good job."
Buchnevich noted that the trio has developed good offensive chemistry.
"We just try to play for each other and talking a lot," Buchnevich said. "Definitely those guys have tons of speed, tons of skill. I have different ideas I give them, they listen and I think when we play for each other, good stuff happen."
--Field Level Media
Updated January 11, 2023