Monahan lifts Flames over Habs

Associated Press  |  Last updated October 10, 2013
Rookie forward Sean Monahan had a goal and an assist, and Joey MacDonald made 33 saves in the Calgary Flames' 3-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night. Sven Baertschi and Curtis Glencross also scored for Calgary (2-0-2). The last time the Flames earned at least one point in their first four games was in 2009 when they had a 4-0 start. MacDonald made his third consecutive start. He backstopped Calgary to a 4-3 win at Columbus on Friday and helped the Flames salvage a point in a 5-4 overtime loss at home to Vancouver on Sunday. P.K. Subban had a goal and an assist for the Canadiens (1-2), who hadn't played since a 4-1 home win over Philadelphia on Saturday. Lars Ellar recorded his fourth goal and sixth point of the season for Montreal. Carey Price made 22 saves. Both teams were 1 for 3 on the power play. Despite being outshot 12-4 in the first period, the Flames took a 2-0 lead. Monahan opened the scoring 9:09 in when he tapped in a rebound behind Price. Monahan started the play with a behind-the-back pass to Lee Stempniak, who fired a shot that Price stopped with his right blocker. The puck bounced right to Monahan, who drove straight to the net after making the pass. Baertschi scored his first of the season with 1:27 remaining in the first when he tapped a cross-crease pass from Monahan behind a sprawling Price. Jiri Hudler helped set up the play by jarring the puck loose from defenseman Jarred Tinordi with a big hit behind the net. Early in the second, MacDonald made a right pad stop on a shot shoveled his way by Danny Briere. At the other end of the ice, Price slid across to turn aside a shot by Glencross. During a Montreal man advantage, MacDonald stopped Subban's point blast and then stacked his pads to deny back-to-back shots by Andrei Markov. Glencross put Calgary ahead 3-0 when he tipped a point shot by Dennis Wideman past Price with 3:38 left in the second. Just 84 seconds later, with Calgary captain Mark Giordano in the penalty box for tripping, Subban fired a point shot into the top corner to make it 3-1. Ellar pulled Montreal within a goal 10:40 into the third with his fourth goal of the season. Subban let go a shot from the point that went wide, but it bounced off the boards and onto the stick of Ellar, who swatted the puck into a wide-open net. The Canadiens pressed hard to tie it, but Subban took a cross-checking penalty with 1:49 remaining. NOTES: Montreal forward Rene Bourque played in his 500th NHL game. Bourque started his career with Chicago and played 183 games with the Blackhawks. He spent 249 games with the Flames and the last 68 with the Canadiens. ... Hudler's next goal will be his 100th in the NHL. ... Stempniak and Hudler have posted at least one point in all four Flames games this season.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER:
Best athlete by state all time
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Khris Middleton could return before All-Star break

Over a dozen Steelers players dealing with the flu

Mike Mularkey: Marcus Mariota ‘should be ready’ for 2017 season

WATCH: Angry fan interrupts Chargers Los Angeles presser

Serena Williams forced a reporter to apologizing for saying she played poorly

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Pablo Sandoval has 'reshaped himself' this offseason, John Farrell says

Report: Seahawks could lose second-rounder for not disclosing Sherman injury

Kemba Walker on if he should be an All-Star: ‘Not really,'

Arizona star guard Allonzo Trier suspended for PED use

Report: NFL admits refs made crucial mistake in Packers-Cowboys game

Woody Johnson named ambassador to UK, may give up control of Jets

NFC & AFC Championship preview: We love scoring

Roger Goodell is a coward, but then we knew that

Box Score 1/19: Happy anniversary to the 'Tuck Rule' game

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

TailGreater: Picking the conference champions by their signature cocktails

Clarification Please: Why college basketball needs to ditch the possession arrow

NBA hotline bling: Derrick Rose gets disconnected

The 'What's a Romo worth these days anyway?' quiz

Melo out: How the Knicks can move on from their superstar

Was Jack Capuano the right person to blame for Isles' woes?

Ten NBA players who need a change of scenery

The 2017 Baseball Hall of Fame Ballot, Part 1

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

QUIZ: Name the owners of these 50 famous NFL nicknames

NFC & AFC Championship preview: We love scoring

Roger Goodell is a coward, but then we knew that

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

TailGreater: Picking the conference champions by their signature cocktails

The 'What's a Romo worth these days anyway?' quiz

Clarification Please: Why college basketball needs to ditch the possession arrow

QUIZ: Name every NCAA men's and women's basketball team with perfect regular seasons

NBA hotline bling: Derrick Rose gets disconnected

Melo out: How the Knicks can move on from their superstar

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker