National Hockey League
Ottawa 4, Calgary 2
When: 9:00 PM ET, Monday, April 19, 2021
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta
Referees: Brad Meier, Chris Schlenker
Linesmen: Steve Barton, Michel Cormier
Attendance: N/A

Connor Brown scored twice and Josh Norris collected one goal and one assist to lead the visiting Ottawa Senators to a 4-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Monday.

Brady Tkachuk also scored for the Senators, who received a 26-save performance from goaltender Matt Murray to win a second straight game. Norris is riding a five-game point streak, a stretch with three goals and eight points.

Goaltender Jacob Markstrom stopped 16 shots while Elias Lindholm and Michael Stone scored for the Flames, who have lost two straight and are running out of chances to push for a playoff spot. Calgary's position can be attributed to a dreadful record against the Senators, who have won six of eight games against the Flames despite sitting last in the North Division.

Calgary remains six points back of Montreal for the fourth spot in the division with the Flames having 11 games left and the Canadiens having 13 games to go. The Flames and Canadiens meet three straight times in Calgary starting on Friday.

With the score tied 1-1, Brown's short-handed goal with 56 seconds remaining in the second period was the clutch go-ahead marker. Brown intercepted Noah Hanifin's pass inside his own zone to create a two-on-one rush that he finished by burying a rebound.

Then, after the Flames failed to convert a pair of early third-period power plays, Norris ripped a glove-side shot at 7:52 of the final period for a man-advantage marker that became the game-winner.

Stone made it a one-goal game with a rocket of a point shot, a play set up by Milan Lucic's forecheck, with 9:13 remaining in regulation. However, the Flames couldn't find the equalizer before Brown notched an empty-net goal with 95 seconds remaining.

The clubs traded goals in the middle of the first period. Tkachuk took advantage of a glaring giveaway by rookie defenseman Juuso Valimaki to open the scoring at the 9:50 mark, but Lindholm replied 93 seconds later with a rebound tally to extend his point streak to six games in which he's collected four goals and eight points.

Calgary captain Mark Giordano collected his 506th point with an assist, which moved him ahead of Gary Roberts for eighth spot on the franchise's all-time list behind Jarome Iginla, Theoren Fleury, Al MacInnis, Joe Nieuwendyk, Gary Suter, Kent Nilsson and Guy Chouinard.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Ottawa   Calgary
Connor Brown 2 Points Elias Lindholm 1
Connor Brown 2 Goals Elias Lindholm 1
Josh Norris 1 Assists Mikael Backlund 1
Josh Norris 1 Power Play Goals N/A
Connor Brown 1 Short Handed Goals N/A
Matt Murray .929 Save Percentage Jacob Markstrom .842
Matt Murray 26 Saves Jacob Markstrom 16
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Ottawa 20 4 1-2 4-4 13 22
Calgary 28 2 0-4 1-2 9 30
Upcoming Games
  • Calgary will play their next game at home against Montreal. The Flames have a W/L % of .421 after a win and .440 after a loss.
  • Ottawa will play their next game on the road against Vancouver. The Senators have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .333 after a loss.