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FSM Recap: Golden Knights vs Flames – Game 66 – 2023

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Vegas Golden Knights (35-24-7)  | Calgary Flames (32-29-5)

 

It was the Golden Knights vs Flames on Thursday in Calgary. The Golden Knights and goalie Adin Hill gave up four third-period goals in a 4-1 loss to the Calgary Flames on Thursday night.

 

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On Thursday night, the Golden Knights were on the road in Calgary to take on the Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome. The Flames welcomed back Noah Hanifin, who they traded to the Golden Knights last at the NHL Trade deadline.

Hanifin was traded to VGK for blue liner Daniil Miromanov, a now-converted 2026 first-round pick and a conditional 2025 third-round pick that becomes a 2025 second if the Golden Knights win a playoff round. Hanifin has impressed in his first three games as a Golden Knight. So far, he has attributed two assists, a 5-3 goal differential while on the ice, and averaging 21:37 in ice time per game. 

It’ll be kind of nice to get a chance after the game to say an actual goodbye to some of the guys,” Hanifin told reporters earlier this week. “I didn’t really get to see them because it was so abrupt when I got traded.

Well, it wasn’t a happy homecoming for Hanifin. The Flames Blake Coleman scored twice for Calgary, including the game-winner, as the Flames came back from an early deficit to beat the Golden Knights 4-1 on Tuesday night.

 

Golden Knights vs Flames First Period and second periods:

 

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The Flames outshot the Golden Knights 13-6 in the opening twenty minutes, but Adin Hill was sharp in net to keep the game scoreless through twenty minutes.

Calgary outshot Vegas again in the middle frame, but the visiting team would go on to take the first lead of the game. Newcomer Anthony Mantha scored his first goal as a Golden Knight, giving his new club a 1-0 lead late in the second period.

Down 1-0 after the game’s first 40 minutes, Calgary was about to have a dominant third period, one that could come back to bite the Golden Knights in their hunt to make the playoffs.

 

Golden Knights vs Flames 3rd Period:

 

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Calgary tied it four minutes into the third period, just 12 seconds after failing to capitalize on a power play. Hunt knocked the puck across to Sharangovich, whose shot went off the blade of Hill’s stick and tumbled over his pad.

Shea Theodore’s long pass sprang Ivan Barbashev on a breakaway, but he was denied on a blocker save by Dustin Wolf. Calgary then transitioned the puck up the ice and scored the go-ahead goal seconds later.

Nazem Kadri outmuscled a Vegas defenceman to retrieve his own rebound off the end boards and center the puck to Coleman, who fended off Nicolas Hague in front to bang in his 27th goal of the season.

The Flames got some insurance 14:45 into the third when Hunt set up Coronato for a one-timer, and the rookie blasted his second goal of the season over Hill’s shoulder.

Coleman then capped off the barrage with an empty netter to secure the 4-1 win for Calgary. The Golden Knights entered the game 25-1-2 when leading after two periods for a .893 win percentage, which was tied for fifth in the NHL.

 

The Golden Knights are still on the road to take on the Calgary Flames on Thursday, March 14th, at 6:00 p.m. PST. Thanks for visiting FranchiseSportsMedia.com for your Las Vegas Sports news today.

 

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