Huso made 39 saves as the Blues vs. Flames suffered a third-straight loss

CALGARY – Robert Thomas scored in the third game in a row and set up Nathan Walker’s lead in the third period to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 6-4 victory over the Calgary Flames on Saturday night.

Justin Fock and Ryan O’Reilly scored for St. Louis (38-20-10), who returned home after scoring five of six possible points on his West Canada road trip. Ivan Barbashev and Brandon Saad added blank-nets.

Ville Husso, who played more than 47 minutes in Jordan Binnington’s relief on Friday, returned to the net for the Blues. He made 39 saves to improve on 19-6-5.

The Blues will begin a four-game home stand against Arizona on Monday.

Third in the St. Louis Central Division, three points behind second-placed Minnesota Wild and four points above the Nashville Predators.

Brett Ritchie, Johnny Goodreau, Noah Hanifin and Dillon Dubey scored for Calgary (40-19-9), the last three not out. The Flames went 2-3-1 at home in their six games.

Jacob Markstrom made 19 stops for Calgary. His record falls at 31-14-8.

After a two-month run at 21 Saddleomes in Flems’ last 26 games, Flems embarks on a four-game trip starting Sunday in Los Angeles. This will be their first road trip longer than a single game in two months.

The Kings, second in the Pacific Division, climbed to three points from Flems, who held three games in hand.

The tie at 3-3, the forward goal came at 18:04 when Thomas took the puck to the flames end along the side board, stopped and curled back and sent a pass to the slot where Walker scored his seventh goal. Weather.

Rounding out two empty-net goals and a late scoring goal.

Despite owning a 28-10 lead in the shot, going down 3-2 after two periods, Calgary kept up the pressure on the third, finally tying at 10:43 when Hanifin pushed Pak from the front scramble into the net.

But in that frantic sequence, Richie finally pinned his foot under blues defender Robert Bortuzo, and he fell on the ice in obvious pain as he celebrated the Flemish tie goal. He had to be helped out of the ice.

After the teams split four goals in the first half, the second half was goalless until 13:35 when Fok broke an unrecognized break from the Blue Line and set up once from David Perron.

The game was put off by Huso, who showed his athleticism early in the posting period after failing to beat Milan Lusic after being set up by Ryan Carpenter. Lucic soon finds himself in another two-on-one, but Huso denies it again.

St. Louis began scoring 54 seconds into the game when Thomas Fock’s point shot deviated from mid-air and passed to Markstrom in the first shot of the game.

Calgary then dug in though, accumulating the next 10 shots on goal, one of which was Richie’s second goal of the season at 4:47.

Ritchie didn’t even play, but was inserted when Cale Jarnrock, after a warm-up, was ruled out with a non-covid illness.

The Flames took their first lead at 12:49 when Gaudreau picked a top corner at a partial break, but the Blues would tie it before the end of the power play period.

Braden Shane sees O’Reilly in the open ice and he quickly sends a perfect pass that was quickly off O’Reilly’s stick as he sends a shot inside the far goal post for his 16th goal.

Note: Centurion Shawn Monahan (hip surgery), who will miss the rest of the season, and defender Oliver Killington (undefeated injury) did not play either. Center Ryan Carpenter and defender Michael Stone draw the line-up … Blues center Jordan Kiro (ill) misses his third game. Logan Brown has also been ruled out due to illness, with St. Louis taking 11 forwards and seven defenders … 14-3-3 against the Blues Pacific Division.

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