Calgary Flames defeat Dallas Stars to win the Pacific Division title for the eighth time

CALGARY, Alberta Matthew TkachukHe scored his 40th goal. Christopher TanevThe tiebreaking goal was scored in the third period. Calgary FlamesBeat the Dallas StarsThe Pacific Division title was won by 4-2 votes on Thursday night.

The Flames won the division for the eighth consecutive time in franchise history. However, it was only the third time in the past 27 years.

Darryl Sutter stated that the team deserved it. They've been the most consistent in the division. They should win the division.

Noah HanifinAnd Andrew MangiapaneAlso scored for Calgary (8-1-1 in its last 10 games).

“It's an accomplishment that we won the division.” Mikael Backlund said. It's been a long season. The guys did a fantastic job. I'm proud of them.

“We aren't satisfied. We want to do something big here. We are confident that we can accomplish it.”

Jason RobertsonAnd Luke GlendeningScored for the Stars who lost all three of their Western Canada games and are now fighting for a wild card playoff berth.

The Flames will host Western Conference's top wild card in the first round. Dallas holds the second wild card spot by two points, ahead of Vegas. The Stars will play their final four games at home.

Rick Bowness, Stars coach said that if we have to do it the hard route, then we will. We get back to a great atmosphere at our rink and we have four home games.

“We still have the power to determine our destiny. We only have to use it to its full extent – and that's what we're doing.”

Jacob Markstrom21 saves by the Flames Jake OettingerDallas was stopped 33 times

“We would have liked to have booked our spot earlier. Oettinger explained that during this road trip, they kind of gave life to other teams.

Calgary led 2-1 at 20 seconds in the third period after Hanifin's point shot missed Oettinger. Backlund screened Calgary.

Five minutes later, the Stars replied. Fredrik KarlstromMarkstrom's momentum took him out of the crease after he made a save on a partial breakaway. Glendening was right there, to place the rebound into the vacant goal.

Karlstrom assisted him with his first NHL goal in his first professional game.

Tanev was able to make it 3-2 at 13 :05 thanks to a point shot which deflected off Glendening's leg. Backlund was ahead. Mangiapane's goal came up empty.

Calgary won the NHL-leading 50th consecutive championship. Tkachuk, who was on the Flames' power play, stuffed the puck into the net from the side at 10:06 in the second. He then raised his arms in celebration and his linemates surrounded him.

Backlund stated, “You could tell immediately when he entered league, that he was special player.” “Special, characterful player on the ice. He loves scoring goals.

“He has just kept getting better and better each year, and this year he's taken that to another level.”

Tkachuk's goal put him at 100 points. His previous career highs included 34 goals and an impressive 77 points in 2018-19. Johnny GaudreauCalgary had two players surpass the 100 point mark last week. This was the first time Calgary has reached the century mark since 1990-91, when Theo Fleury and Al MacInnisDid it.

Tkachuk admitted that “I was probably more excited for the 40 to be entirely honest.” “The best part was the guys coming in. They were much more excited than me and that was something I never thought was possible.”

Tkachuk's goal was less than two minutes away when Robertson tied it on the power play.

This story was contributed by the Associated Press.

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