December 1, 2022

Flames Shutout Panthers As Florida Loses 3rd Straight Recreation CBC

Cam Talbot made 38 saves, Johnny Gaudreau had a goal and an assist, and the Calgary Flames beat the Florida Panthers 3-0 Sunday.

TJ Brodie and Milan Lucic also scored for the Flames, and Mark Giordano had three assists.

About Flames
A flame (from Latin flamma) is the visible, gaseous part of a fire. It is caused by a highly exothermic reaction taking place in a thin zone. Very hot flames are hot enough to have ionized gaseous components of sufficient density to be considered plasma.

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About shutout
In team sports, a shutout (US) or clean sheet (UK) is a game in which one team prevents the other from scoring any points. While possible in most major sports, they are highly improbable in some sports, such as basketball.

Shutouts are usually seen as a result of effective defensive play even though a weak opposing offense may be as much to blame. Some sports credit individual players, particularly goalkeepers and starting pitchers, with shutouts and keep track of them as statistics; others do not.

“I felt pretty good from the get-go, got a good warm-up in this morning,” Talbot said. “Guys let me see the shots, kept them to the outside for the first little bit. It gets the confidence up early and able to get into a groove.”

The Flames finished 3-1-1 on the five-game road trip.

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WATCH | Talbot shuts the door as Flames beat Panthers:

Cam Talbot stopped all 37 Florida shots he faced in Calgary’s 3-0 win. 1:25

“We played a real, real good road period, maybe our best one of the whole trip in order to end it off,” coach Geoff Ward said. “Good response by our guys and a well-earned win.”

Sam Montembault stopped 25 shots for the Panthers, who have tied a franchise record with seven straight home losses. The Panthers are 5-11-2 since the All-Star break.

Gaudreau gave the Flames a 1-0 lead on his power-play goal at 6:21 of the first. Gaudreau’s shot from the left circle beat Montembeault on the glove side.

The Flames went ahead 2-0 when Derek Ryan passed from behind the net to Lucic in front, who banked it off the post and in at 3:10 of the second.

Calgary stretched its lead to 3-0 on Brodie’s shot from just inside the blue line 1:09 into the third.

“At the end, we didn’t have a push. That’s unacceptable,” Panthers captain Aleksander Barkov said. “We just have to regroup right now.”

The home crowd began to boo in the closing minutes of the second period and also at the end of the game.

“Obviously disappointed, we’ve put ourselves in a really tough spot,” Panthers coach Joel Quenneville said. “Let’s find a way to bring some excitement in our team game and get the building going in our favour.”

Gaudreau was awarded a penalty shot with 7:43 left in the first after being hooked by MacKenzie Weegar, but Montembeault blocked it.

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