Johnny Gaudreau’s red-hot play continued Sunday night with two goals — including the game-winner — as the Calgary Flames beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-3 to set a franchise record with its 11th consecutive victory on home ice.
Since last losing at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Oct. 30, the Flames have been dominant at home with Gaudreau leading the way. The 22-year-old has scored in eight of the 11 games and has racked up 15 goals and 22 points over that span.
Gaudreau, tied for sixth in NHL scoring with 39 points (17 goals, 22 assists), ranks third with 29 points home. He trails only Jamie Benn (31) and Patrick Kane (30).
Mark Giordano, with two goals, and Matt Stajan also scored for Calgary (17-16-2), which has two more games to go on a four-game homestand.
Benoit Pouliot scored twice and Teddy Purcell added the other for Edmonton (15-19-3), which has gone 1-4-1 since a six-game winning streak.
The Flames trailed 3-1 halfway through the second when Calgary stormed back with three straight goals before the period ended.
The Flames started the rally at 12:52 with their first short-handed goal of the year. It came on a 3-on-1 that was finished off by Stajan, who batted a rebound out of the air for his second goal of the season.
Four minutes later, Giordano blasted a low slap shot past Anders Nilsson for a power-play goal.
Calgary took its first lead with 31 seconds left in the period when Justin Schultz, after having his stick knocked by Sean Monahan as he was about to clear it, coughed the puck up into the slot where Gaudreau corralled it and quickly sent a shot past Nilsson.
Giordano finished the scoring with his ninth of the season and second power-play goal of the night with two minutes left in regulation.
Nilsson, after giving up four goals on 30 shots, was replaced by Cam Talbot to start the third period. Talbot had six saves. Nilsson (10-10-1) has lost three games in a row.
Making his 21st start in the last 24, Ramo was at his best in the third period, making 11 of his 31 saves to protect the slim lead. He improved to 13-10-1.
The Oilers took a 2-0 lead with goals less than two minutes apart from Pouliot late in the first period.
Notes: Flames scored multiple power-play goals in a game for the first time since Mar. 19, 2015… Fifteen of Gaudreau’s 17 goals have been even strength. That ties him with Vladimir Tarasenko for second in the NHL, one back of Tyler Seguin… The only other time the Flames won 10 straight at home was Nov. 7 to Dec. 12, 2006… Flames rookie Sam Bennett has one assist in his last 13 games.