Couple of significant goals scored this evening.
After Antoine Vermette snapped a 20-game goalless drought to get his first as a Blackhawk, Flames rookie Johnny Gaudreau netted his first-ever playoff goal to give Calgary a 1-0 lead over Vancouver in Game 4 of its first-round series:
Gaudreau, a likely Calder finalist after scoring 24 goals and 64 points in 80 games this season, has performed well in his playoff debut. He’s now up to four points through four games and is averaging close to 19 minutes a night — key contributions for a guy that doesn’t turn 22 until August.
As for tonight’s game, the goals are coming fast and furious. After Henrik Sedin scored to even things at 1-1, Gaudreau assisted on Dennis Wideman’s power-play marker to give Calgary a 2-1 lead.