Saturday, October 7, 2017

Brodie has 2 goals, 2 assists in Flames' 6-3 win over Jets

 Defenseman T.J. Brodie had two goals and two assists and the Calgary Flames scored the final five goals to beat the Winnipeg Jets 6-3 on Saturday night in their home opener.
Johnny Gaudreau scored the go-ahead goal and had three assists for Calgary, down 3-1 after the first period. Brodie and Gaudreau each tied career highs with four-point games.
Micheal FerlandKris Versteeg and Mikael Backlund also scored, and Mike Smith made 25 saves for his first victory with Calgary.
Brandon TanevMark Scheifele and Patrik Laine scored for the Jets. Steve Mason, pulled after giving up five goals in a 7-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night, stopped 39 shots.
Flames newcomer Jaromir Jagr wasn't in the lineup because he wanted more time to recover his game legs.
Notes: Calgary improved to 17-17-12 in home openers . . . Winnipeg defenseman Dustin Byfuglien played his 500th game for the Jets franchise.
Jets: At Edmonton on Monday night.
Flames: At Anaheim on Monday night.

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