National Hockey League
Calgary 6, Anaheim 1
When: 9:00 PM ET, Friday, March 29, 2019
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta
Referees: Francis Charron, Eric Furlatt
Linesmen: Derek Amell, Tyson Baker
Attendance: 19030

Sean Monahan scored twice and added two assists, and the host Calgary Flames scored six unanswered goals en route to a 6-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night.

Goalie Mike Smith made 21 saves, none bigger than a breakaway stop on Max Jones when his team trailed 1-0, for the Western Conference-leading Flames (48-23-7, 103 points).

Calgary snapped a two-game losing skid and now sits eight points ahead of the San Jose Sharks for first place in the Pacific Division with four games remaining in the regular season. With one win in their remaining games, the Flames would win a conference title for the first time since the 1989-90 campaign.

With the Flames trailing 1-0 and 4:28 left in the first period, Mark Giordano gave Calgary a much-needed jolt. Monahan's cross-ice pass bounced off the side boards before Giordano unloaded a short-side slapper for his third goal in five games and 17th of the season.

Monahan's first of the night 3:37 into the second period ended up as the game-winner. Ducks goalie Ryan Miller couldn't handle Rasmus Andersson's point shot, and Monahan buried the rebound.

James Neal's marker -- his sixth of the season -- at the 10:07 of the middle frame made it a 3-1 affair. Monahan actually took a shot that ticked off Neal's stick and made it into the cage.

The hosts poured it on. Derek Ryan notched his 10th goal of the season eight minutes into the third period when he deflected TJ Brodie's point shot, and then Garnet Hathaway notched his 11th goal of the year by deflecting Travis Hamonic's point shot.

Monahan rounded out the scoring with 46 seconds remaining, which gives him career highs of 33 goals and 80 points. He had two previous 31-goal seasons.

Ryan, whose goal gave Calgary 11 players with at least 10 goals, also netted one assist.

Anaheim's Andy Welinski, a 25-year-old rookie who was drafted in the third round in 2011, opened the scoring with his first NHL goal just past the midway point of the first period.

Miller made 31 saves for Anaheim (32-37-10, 74 points).

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Anaheim   Calgary
Andy Welinski 1 Points Sean Monahan 4
Andy Welinski 1 Goals Sean Monahan 2
Andy Welinski 0 Assists Sean Monahan 2
N/A Power Play Goals James Neal 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ryan Miller .838 Save Percentage Mike Smith .955
Ryan Miller 31 Saves Mike Smith 21
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Anaheim 22 1 0-1 2-3 6 19
Calgary 37 6 1-3 1-1 2 24
Upcoming Games
  • Calgary will play their next game on the road against San Jose. The Flames have a W/L % of .638 after a win and .581 after a loss.
  • Anaheim will play their next game on the road against Edmonton. The Ducks have a W/L % of .485 after a win and .348 after a loss.