Gaudreau, Markstrom propel Flames to second straight win against Canucks

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CALGARY — Johnny Gaudreau had a goal and an assist for the Calgary Flames in their second straight win against the Vancouver Canucks, 5-2 at Scotiabank Saddledome on Monday.

Jacob Markstrom made 25 saves for the Flames (2-0-1), who won 3-0 against Vancouver here on Saturday.

Jake Virtanen and Tyler Myers scored, and Thatcher Demko made 27 saves for the Canucks (1-3-0).

Virtanen’s wrist shot through traffic from the point deflected off Flames defenseman Juuso Valimaki and in to give Vancouver a 1-0 lead at 10:17 of the first period.

Gaudreau tied it 1-1 at 12:05 of the second when he took a return pass from Sean Monahan and flicked a shot over Demko’s shoulder.

Mikael Backlund gave the Flames a 2-1 lead when he scored 1:25 later on a rebound at 13:30.

Elias Lindholm one-timed Gaudreau’s pass on a 5-on-3 power play at 19:58 of the second to extend Calgary’s lead to 3-1.

Mark Giordano made it 4-1 with a power play goal at 6:40 of the third period.

Myers scored at 13:15 with a shorthanded goal that deflected off Giordano’s stick to make it 4-2.

Rasmus Andersson scored an empty-net goal with 54 seconds remaining for the 5-2 final.

Flames forward Dillon Dube left the game at 7:07 of the second period with an undisclosed injury.

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