The flame finished strong and won the first round of the West in Game 5


Calgary — The Calgary Flames said Wednesday they were not satisfied with the way they played against the Dallas Stars in Game 5 of Round 1 of the Western Conference, especially in the second period.

They made nine shots in the second and were behind 1-0 after the forward. Jason Robertson The goal was scored at 13:21. The stars had a breathtaking defense against T.

Flame needed other equipment to find her way in the 3rd period.

‘Many men came out and talked in the room’ in front of Calgary Michael Backlund said. “The message was clear. Put off the period and go out and play our game, play the way we can, believe it. Go back to our game and see the opportunity. That is when we do our best. What I did in the third.”

Actually they did. The Flames regrouped with 3 outstanding goals for a 3-1 win over Scotiabank Saddledome. It’s the first time Calgary has advanced to the 3rd period and won a Stanley Cup playoff game since 2015, when they defeated the Anaheim Ducks 4-3 in overtime in the second round of the Western Conference in 2015.

Wednesday’s win gave the Flames a 3-2 lead in their best-of-two series. They will return to Dallas on Friday (9:30 PM ET, TNT, CBC, TVAS, SN, BSSW) for a chance to remove the stars in Game 6 at the American Airlines Center.

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Backlund equalized the score at 6:49 in the third period. Andrew Manziapane, with the help of Backlund scored the winner of the game at 10:38. from now on Trevor Lewis He scored a goalless goal with 58 seconds left.

“We didn’t do our best. [in the second]. I don’t know why, but they’re playing a tight game,” Backlund said. “It was a tight series all five games. If we don’t do our best, we won’t make and play in the O-zone and we won’t be a better team. So they are a really good team.

“That’s what it’s going to be in their favor if we don’t get nervous and do our best.”

Backlund had a solid scoring opportunity with a slap shot in 11 seconds of the 3rd period. star goalkeeper Jake Ottinger They made a save, but the Flames took control of the game’s pace. After making 16 shots in the first two periods, Calgary beat Dallas 16-5 in the third.

To spark the flames, Flames manager Darryl Sutter changed the forward line. The most impactful changes are in the second line. Blake Coleman Moved to join Mangiapane and Backlund. On Backlund’s goal, Coleman, who had won the cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning in the previous two seasons, took the puck to the area and brought it to Manziapane, who led backlund to feed it.

“Blake was immersed in the game,” Sutter said. “It just shows you those people, the bloodlines that were there.”

The Flames certainly weren’t where they wanted to be at the start of the game, but they ended up playing in their own style again. They have two chances to advance to the second round for the first time since 2015, starting with Game 6 on Friday. But they should look similar to how they did in the third period on Wednesday.

“Play our game based on the 3rd period, play confidently, and don’t stray from our system,” Mangiapane said. “We are a good team when all four lines, three pairs go, and now we have to keep wearing them and playing.”

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