Lindholm, Markstrom Lead Flames Past Stars in Game 1 Tuesday – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Elias Lindholm scored and Jacob Markstrom recorded his second playoff shoutout of his career when the Calgary Flames defeated the Dallas Stars 1-0 on Tuesday night in the opening game of their first-round playoff series.

Lindholm scored a power play goal early in the first period. Markstrom stopped all 16 shots he faced as Calgary just took its second playoff win at the Saddledome since 2015.

Dallas goalkeeper Jake Oettinger stopped 25 of 26 shots and lost his NHL playoff debut.
Game 2 in the best-of-seven series is Thursday in Calgary. The series shifts to Dallas for Saturday’s Game 3 and Game 4.

NOTES: The Stars ousted the Flames in six games in the first round of the 2020 playoff bubble in Edmonton. … It is the fourth best-of-seven series in the past 21 years with four goalscorers from 40 goals: Flames forward Lindholm, Tkachuk and Johnny Gaudreau and Dallas forward Jason Robertson.

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