CALGARY — Tyler Toffoli scored two goals, and the Calgary Flames extended their home point streak to 13 games with a 3-1 win against the Edmonton Oilers at Scotiabank Saddledome on Monday.
Toffoli has scored five goals in his past five games and 10 points (seven goals, three assists) in 10 games since being acquired from the Montreal Canadiens on Feb. 14.
Johnny Gaudreau had a goal and an assist for the Flames (34-14-7), who are 12-0-1 during the point streak and haven’t lost in regulation at home since Jan. 13. Jacob Markstrom made 27 saves for his 10th win in his past 12 starts.
“It was just a really important game for us,” Toffoli said. “And I thought we did a good job of containing their top guys and, obviously, ‘Marky’ made some big saves at the right time. I thought we just did a really good job overall in not really letting them get to their game as much as they probably wanted to.”
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Devin Shore scored, and Mikko Koskinen made 26 saves for the Oilers (30-23-4), who have lost three in a row and six of their past eight games.
“I think if we start looking at the standings, that would not be the way to go,” Shore said. “I think we’re trying to build something as a group and the way we want to play, and I think that needs to be our focus and let results be a byproduct of that. A lot of games left. We’re over the halfway mark, but I think if we start looking at the playoff picture, I don’t think that’s a recipe for success right now.”
Toffoli put Calgary up 1-0 at 6:27 of the second period with a power-play goal. Matthew Tkachuk tried to pull the puck between his legs for a shot, but he didn’t connect and Toffoli shot the loose puck past Koskinen’s glove.
The goal came after Markstrom made a blocker save on Brad Malone from the slot at 2:37 off a cross-ice pass by Colton …….