|Date of game: 11/8/2014
Recap: Florida vs. Calgary
Sunrise, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Johnny Gaudreau and Mark Giordano each posted a goal and two assists, as Calgary scored three times in the third period to claim a 6-4 victory over Florida on Saturday.
Lance Bouma provided the go-ahead goal for the Flames, who also received tallies from David Jones, Jiri Hudler and Sean Monahan to win for the fourth time in their last five contests.
"That's a big win for us," Bouma said. "That's something we talked about before the game is that we needed this one. It's nice to come in here and get that for sure. We stuck with it all night long, and after we were down we didn't get too low."
Jonas Hiller earned the win in relief by stopping all nine shots he faced. Karri Ramo was pulled in the second period after giving up four goals on 22 shots.
Scottie Upshall registered two goals and one assist for the Panthers, who tied a season-high by losing three straight games. Jimmy Hayes and Nick Bjugstad added offense, while Aaron Ekblad picked up two helpers.
Al Montoya was on the hook for five goals on 24 shots in defeat.
Monahan's redirection of a Gaudreau pass into the crease just shy of the five- minute mark of the third forged a 4-4 deadlock, and the Flames went up 5-4 with 2:18 remaining when Bouma's blast from between the circles sailed over Montoya's glove.
Florida's comeback hopes were hampered by an embellishment call on Jussi Jokinen with 1:28 on the clock, and though Montoya was pulled for an extra attacker, Gaudreau deposited the insurance goal into the empty net 23 seconds afterward.
"I didn't like the fact that we gave up too much tonight," Panthers head coach Gerard Gallant said. "I didn't like the way we defended tonight compared to most of the season. ... It's too bad we score four goals and can't win a game."
Upshall potted the game's first goal just 77 seconds after the opening faceoff, banking a shot off Ramo's pads from behind the net.
Bjugstad doubled the hosts' edge at 4:06 of the second period, when he headed to the top of the crease and tipped in a centering feed from Willie Mitchell. On the following shift, Jones scored in a similar fashion off a Gaudreau dish to put the Flames on the board.
Upshall restored Florida's two-goal edge when he whacked in a bouncing puck from in close with 7:37 played.
Calgary pulled within one while short-handed, as Giordano followed up two chances -- both great saves from Montoya -- by backhanding a loose puck home from the crease.
Hudler tied the game when Montoya failed to snag his shot with his glove at 12:56, but Upshall's side-angle shot to the right of the Calgary net was tipped in by Hayes 35 seconds later.Game Notes
Gaudreau recorded his first career three-point effort and fourth multi-point
game of this season ... Giordano has posted four consecutive multi-point games
and totaled three points for the first time since Mar. 26, 2011 against the
Oilers ... Announced attendance of 9,230 ranks third-lowest in Panthers'