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Drew Stafford recorded his fourth goal in six games at 13:22 of the opening period, forcing a turnover behind the net and converting a wraparound attempt. Stafford took the puck right off Ben Hanowski's stick, curled around the net and slipped a shot under Joni Ortio for the 1-0 lead. Brian Flynn appeared to make it 2-0 moments later, but the ref immediately signaled no goal. Flynn sent the puck into the wide-open net after Marcus Foligno made contact with Ortio, knocking him out of position.

Making his first-ever NHL start, Lieuwen continued to impress. The Buffalo goaltender came up with a handful of big stops over the first two periods, but finally surrendered a goal with 1:02 to play in the second period. Joe Colborne collected a rebound that went off the backboard and slid the puck past a sprawling Lieuwen, making it 1-1. Prior to Colborne's goal, Lieuwen had stopped 26 out of 26 shots to start his NHL career.

Calgary went up 2-1 about halfway through the final period on a Mike Cammalleri deflection. The Flames forward tipped a Chris Butler shot right off a faceoff to the left of Lieuwen.


1st Period
Goals

13:22 - BUF - Drew Stafford (14) (Unassisted)

Penalties
16:21 - CGY - T.J. Galiardi (2 min., holding)

2nd Period
Goals

18:58 - CGY - Joe Colborne (8) (Sean Monahan, T.J. Brodie)

Penalties
7:03 - BUF - Drew Stafford (2 min., tripping)

3rd Period
Goals

9:16 - CGY - Mike Cammalleri (20) (Chris Butler, Mikael Backlund)

 

Penalties


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