x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Flames’ Brodie nets last-second winner against Kings

TJ Brodie scored with just less than 30 seconds left as Calgary beat Los Angeles 3-2 on Monday.

The Calgary Flames are sixth in the Pacific Division after Monday's win over the Los Angeles Kings. Thearon W Henderson / Getty Images / AFP
The Calgary Flames are sixth in the Pacific Division after Monday's win over the Los Angeles Kings. Thearon W Henderson / Getty Images / AFP

Flames 3, Kings 2

TJ Brodie scored his first goal of the season at an opportune time, putting Calgary ahead with 29.7 seconds remaining for a 3-2 win over Los Angeles on Saturday.

It was just the fifth goal for the defenceman in 112 career games.

The score gave the Flames (4-2-2) the win in what had been a seesaw affair.

Drew Doughty first put the Kings (6-4-0) ahead with the only goal of the first period, a power-play netter with under two minutes left in the period. In the second period, Mike Cammalleri and Sean Monahan both recorded power-play goals to take a 2-1 lead before Jeff Carter scored shorthanded to tie it.

The score remained 2-2 until Brodie struck late in the third.

Avalanche 1, Penguins 0

Despite taking just 14 shots, the Colorado Avalanche emerged with a win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Colorado captain Gabriel Landeskog, fresh out of the penalty box, scored the game-winner at 5:26 of the second period.

Landeskog corralled a loose puck near the top of the right faceoff circle, used Penguins defenceman Brooks Orpik as a screen and wristed the puck through Orpik’s legs and past Pittsburgh goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury for his third goal of the season.

Goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped all 34 shots he faced for the Avalanche (8-1-0).

The Penguins (7-2-0) lost despite holding the opponent to a season-low shot total. Pittsburgh went 0-for-7 with the power play and failed to take advantage of a career-high seven shots from Sidney Crosby.

Fleury made 13 saves while suffering his first loss of the season.

Sharks 1, Red Wings 0 (shootout)

Logan Couture scored in a shootout to give the San Jose Sharks a win over the Detroit Red Wings.

The Sharks (8-0-1) are the NHL’s last undefeated team in regulation.

Each goalie was credited with a shutout for not allowing a goal in 65 minutes. Antti Niemi, who earned his 24th career shutout, made 24 saves for San Jose. Jimmy Howard, who recorded his 17th shutout, stopped 27 shots for Detroit (6-3-1).

Niemi blanked Detroit for the third time in his career.

All three Detroit skaters – Pavel Datsyuk, Daniel Alfredsson and Todd Bertuzzi – were unsuccessful in the shootout. San Jose’s Patrick Marleau had his attempt stopped by Howard.