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Backlund, Flames overtake Golden Knights to remain undefeated

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Calgary — Michael Backlund The Calgary Flames scored with 4:29 left in the third period in a 3-2 win over the Vegas Golden Knights at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Tuesday.

backland shot over Logan Thompsonglove after receiving a wraparound feed from blake coleman.

“I felt like he was rapping and trying to bring it to the net,” Backlund said. “I think I was going to drive far. That’s usually where it ends up when someone wraps it. I was happy to see it reach my stick and I put it in I’m glad I was able to do it.”

Video: VGK@CGY: Coleman and Backlund score goals

Elias Lindholm When Tyler Tofoley Each has a goal and Jonathan Huberdeau Recorded 2 assists, Jacob Markstrom He made 19 saves for the Flames (3-0-0) who opened an eight-game homestand.

“Good start. Statistically you can’t get a better start,” Coleman said. “But everyone in this room thinks there’s another level that we need to reach and add to this team if we really want to be competitive. Game 60 is a relationship. No. We just keep focusing on ourselves and getting better and better.”

William Carrier When Brett Howden Scoring, Thompson made 37 saves for the Golden Knights (3-1-0).

“We’re definitely going to respond. We’re a veteran group here,” said Thompson, who is from Calgary. “I know what I have to do and it will get better. Back to practice, back to work.”

Careers put the Golden Knights up 1-0 at 3:55 of the first period. His wrist shot from inside the blue line came off Markstrom’s glove.

Howden fell 2-0 on defense at 15:23 Braden McNabpoint shot.

“You have to be ready to win the fight,” McNab said. “This is a difficult rink to get into and play in. You have to manage the puck well. I haven’t had much success at this rink, so taking care of the puck is probably the biggest thing.”

Video: VGK@CGY: Howden’s tip on second goal in Vegas

Lindholm, who had been disallowed in the first half, cut the lead to 2-1 with a power play at 10:43 in the second period.

Toffoli scored a power play goal from the slot to draw 2-2 at 13:19.

“We’re a really good team when we’re in,” Bucklund said. I won’t.”

Video: VGK@CGY: Toffoli cleans up and ties loose packs

The Golden Knights received six consecutive minor penalties in the second period.

“There are a lot of better players, skilled players who haven’t played,” McNab said. “When you take penalties, you get a little tired. They play, they get chances, they definitely take the rhythm.”

Note: The Flames won their first three games of the season for the first time since 2009-10, when they won their first four. …Calgary coach Darryl Sutter has coached in his 1,400th NHL game and tied Pat Quinn for his 10th-most games in NHL history. … Nazem Kadrisigned a seven-year, $49 million ($7 million annual average) deal with the Flames on August 18, and leads the team with four points (one goal, three assists). …vegas forward Phil Kessel Three games behind Keith Yandl’s all-time streak of 989 games.

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