NHL Game Summary - Columbus at Calgary
(Saturday, November 1st)
Final Score: Calgary 3, Columbus 0
Calgary, AB (Sports Network) - Jordan Leopold scored twice and Jamie McLennan made 15 saves for his second shutout of the season, leading the Calgary Flames to a 3-0 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Saddledome.
Steven Reinprecht assisted on two goals for Calgary, which snapped a two-game losing streak. Shean Donovan added an empty-net goal in the victory.
Marc Denis made 31 saves for the Blue Jackets, who have lost seven in a row (0-6-0-1). Columbus was shut out for the second time this season and fell to 0-5-0-1 on the road this year.
McLennan was not busy in net for the Flames, stopping just five shots in the first period and six in the second. He then needed to turn aside only four shots in the third for his 11th career shutout.
Leopold scored a power-play goal just 4:16 into the contest, tipping home a Reinprecht shot for his first goal of the season and a 1-0 lead.
With 4:18 left in the opening stanza, Leopold scored again on a shot from the right circle to make it 2-0.
The Flames outshot the Blue Jackets 14-5 in a dominant first period.
Denis stopped eight shots in a scoreless second period to keep the Blue Jackets in the game and turned aside 11 more shots in the third.
Columbus pulled the netminder with well over two minutes left in an effort to tie it, but the strategy backfired when Donovan scored into the empty net with 2:19 remaining.
McLennan's first shutout this season came on October 14 at home against Edmonton...Calgary also stopped a two-game home losing streak.
11/02 01:41:19 ET