Flames tighten wild-card race with win over Kings

Flames tighten wild-card race with win over Kings

Yegor Sharangovich broke a third-period deadlock to spark the host Calgary Flames a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday.Andrew Mangiapane, Blake Coleman and Mikael Backlund also scored

Yegor Sharangovich broke a third-period deadlock to spark the host Calgary Flames a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday.Andrew Mangiapane, Blake Coleman and Mikael Backlund also scored for the Flames, who have won four straight games, which ties their longest run of the season.Calgary’s Jacob Markstrom made 20 saves, 12 of them in the third period, and collected his fifth assist of the season, tops among all NHL goalies. Chris Tanev posted two assists.Kevin Fiala collected a goal and an assist and Phillip Danault also scored for the Kings, who have lost two straight games and three of four outings. Goalie Cam Talbot stopped 33 shots.Sharangovich broke the tie with 7:21 remaining in regulation. During a rush up ice, he used a defender as a screen and sent a high shot for his 21st goal of the season and first in 12 games.Backlund sealed the victory by scoring an empty-net goal with 74 seconds left for his 13th of the season.The Kings and the Nashville Predators are tied for the two Western Conference wild-card spots, with the Flames are five points behind.

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