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Another Win For The Calgary Flames

from Eric Francis of Sportsnet,

The Calgary Flames have not trailed in a hockey game since the season opener.

Flames fans may have a hard time comprehending that little nugget, given the team’s history of poor starts to games and seasons.

But then, who would expect anything less from a team that possesses two lads atop the NHL’s scoring lead?

Yes, another hard-to-fathom fact, as Andrew Mangiapane and Elias Lindholm tied Alex Ovechkin with their seventh goals of the year in Tuesday’s 5-3 win in New Jersey....

Despite opening the season with a pair of losses, the 4-1-1 Flames are now just one point behind Edmonton atop the Pacific division.

It’s a surprising development for a team that spent the last handful of training camps talking about the perils of trying to play catch up in today’s NHL.

“I think that’s been key to our success the last five games -- we’ve been able to get that first goal and roll from there,” said Lucic, including the team’s overtime loss in Game 2 as part of their point streak.

“I think we’re doing a good job with our preparation and establishing our play right from the drop of the puck. It’s the players, but (Coach) Darryl (Sutter) puts a lot of emphasis on us having a good start. That’s always huge. Your confidence, your ability to make plays, your swagger, it’s always easier and better when you have the lead. It’s something we need to continue to emphasize moving forward.”

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Below find the game highlights.

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