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Dallas Stars win 4-2 against Calgary Flames to force playoff series to 7th game

The Dallas Stars doubled the Calgary Flames 4-2 on Friday to even up their playoff series and force a Game 7.

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Defenceman Miro Heiskanen’s goal late in the second period stood up as the game-winner for the Stars, who will try to close out the conference quarterfinal on the road Sunday in Calgary.


Dallas Stars players celebrate a goal by Miro Heiskanen during the second period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series against the Calgary Flames, Friday, May 13, 2022, in Dallas.


(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Roope Hintz and Michael Raffl also scored for Dallas with Tyler Seguin adding an empty-net goal.

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Stars goalie Jake Oettinger and Flames counterpart Jacob Markstrom both had 36 saves in front of a sellout of 18,532 at American Airlines Center.

Michael Stone had a goal and an assist and Mikael Backlund scored for Calgary.

Teams tying a series 3-3 to force a Game 7 own an all-time series record of 88-96, according to NHL statisticians.

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The Flames couldn’t get sustained offensive zone pressure to pull Markstrom for an extra attacker until less than a minute remained in the game.

Instead of shooting into the empty net for his second of the game, Hintz passed the puck off to Seguin for the goal.

Trailing 2-0 early in the second period, the Flames pulled even by the 12-minute mark, but Heiskanen gave the Stars a 3-2 lead heading into the third period.








Flames can advance in Game 6 in Dallas


Flames can advance in Game 6 in Dallas

Calgary didn’t clear the puck following Markstrom’s pad save on Hintz, which allowed the Stars to cycle the puck up to Heiskanen.

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The Stars’ defenceman threaded a shot from the centre-high slot through traffic and by Markstrom at 17:32.

A second after a Stars’ penalty expired, Backlund’s sharp-angled shot deflected off Oettinger and Heskainen and into the net for Backlund’s third of the series.

Stone halved the deficit at 8:09 off the rush on a cross-ice feed from Johnny Gaudreau. Stone was inserted into the lineup for Game 4 as Flames head coach Darryl Sutter opted to go with seven defencemen and 11 forwards.


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Flames alumni Mike Commodore on Calgary’s Game 5 win against Dallas


Flames alumni Mike Commodore on Calgary’s Game 5 win against Dallas

The hosts led 2-0 at 6:04 when Joel Kiravanta fought off Calgary’s Oliver Kylington to get a shot away on Markstrom, and Raffl dove to poke the rebound in.

Flames defenceman Chris Tanev didn’t play the third period.

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Stars forward Luke Glendening headed to the dressing room following an open-ice check by Calgary defenceman Nikita Zadorov early in the second period. He didn’t return to the ice.

Quick puck cycling in the opening period gave the Flames sustained offensive-zone time and an 18-10 edge in shots, but the Stars emerged from the opening period with a 1-0 lead.

Calgary’s blocked clearing attempt turned the puck over in the neutral zone. Hintz wired Joe Pavelski’s drop pass from a sharp angle past Markstrom at 14:52 as Pavelski cleared Flames defenceman Erik Gudbrandson to open a shooting lane for his linemate.

Seconds earlier, Oettinger stoned both Matthew Tkachuk and then Gaudreau from close range.


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Flames fans pumped for Game 2 against Stars


Flames fans pumped for Game 2 against Stars – May 5, 2022

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