The Calgary Flames even have their first-round playoff series with the Dallas Stars

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The Calgary Flames tied their first-round playoff series with the Dallas Stats on Monday. In Game 4 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals series, the Flames defeated the Stars 4-1 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas.

The Flames got goals from Johnny Gaudreau, Rasmus Andersson, Elias Lindhiolm and Mikael Backlund. Gaudreau’s goal at 7:47 of the third period came on a penalty shot.

Gaudreau also became the 25th player in NHL history to score on a penalty shot in the playoffs. Former Calgary Flame Michael Frolik is the only player to score two goals on a penalty shot in the playoffs as he accomplished the feat twice with the Chicago Blackhawks. The only other Flames player to score a goal on a penalty shot in the playoffs was Al MacInnis of Inverness, N.S. in the Flames’ 5-3 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on April 4, 1990 in Game 1 of the Smythe Division Semi-Finals.

It was Gaudreau’s second penalty shot in the playoffs. The first came in Game 5 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals on April 19, 2019. In a 5-1 Flames loss to the Colorado Avalanche, Gaudreau was stopped by Philipp Grubauer.

Fifth best quarterback game of seven in Calgary. The match will be played on Wednesday evening.