Flames’ Rasmus Andersson hit while riding scooter, is ‘doing well’

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DETROIT — Calgary Flames defenseman Rasmus Andersson was sent to the hospital after being struck by a vehicle while riding a scooter in Detroit.

The team said that Andersson was riding a scooter to dinner at about 6 p.m. when he was hit.

“He was going through a crosswalk,” Flames general manager Brad Treliving said. “The good news – and the most important thing – is that Ras is doing well.”

The 26-year-old was released from hospital after undergoing a “battery of tests,” the Flames said in Twitter post.

Calgary was in Detroit for a game against the Red Wings.

The team says Andersson will remain with the team on its road trip, but is listed as day-to-day.

Andersson is in his seventh full season with the Flames and leads Calgary defensemen with 34 points in 51 games.

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    Flames’ Walker Duehr 1st player from South Dakota to score in NHL

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    ST. LOUIS — Walker Duehr made history with his first career NHL goal.

    Duehr’s first goal for Calgary broke a scoreless tie in the second period, and the 23-year-old winger who was born in Sioux Falls became the first South Dakota-born player to score in the NHL.

    “This shows that anybody who puts their head down and goes to work can achieve pretty great things,” Duehr said.

    Dillon Dube scored twice in the third period and Dan Vladar made 25 saves, helping the Flames to a 4-1 win over the St. Louis Blues.

    Dube broke a 1-all tie, scoring with 9:10 left in regulation and added an empty-netter in the final minutes. Blake Coleman pushed the lead to 3-1 with his eighth goal of the season with 3:56 left.

    Calgary has recorded points in 16 of its last 19 games.

    Duehr took a pass from Nazem Kadri late in the second period and wristed a shot past goalie Thomas Greiss, who had stopped 61 successive shots over his last three games. Kadri set up the goal with a pinpoint pass on a 2-on-1 breakout.

    Calgary coach Darryl Sutter got a thrill out of seeing, Duehr get his first goal.

    “Good for the young man,” Sutter said. “It’s awesome. Everybody always remembers their first.”

    Maybe not Duehr.

    “I think I blacked out,’ Duehr said. “It was a pretty cool feeling. Something you dream about.”

    Duehr was called up over the weekend and made the second start of his career. He played in one game for the Flames in 2021.

    “It was special to see the grin on his face,” Dube said. “I train with him and I know him pretty well. I’m happy for him. It’s a special night for sure. You enjoy it when someone does that. It was awesome, especially a big goal like that.”

    Duehr’s goal seemed to ignite his teammates. Calgary scored three third-period goals in a span of 5:49.

    Vladar, who wears No. 80, improved to 7-4-4 this season.

    Jake Neighbours scored for St. Louis, which had won eight of its last nine against the Flames, including a 4-3 overtime decision.

    Dube picked up a loose puck in the slot and broke a 1-all tie with his eighth goal of the season. He scored into an empty net with 3:21 left.

    “We played a full 60 (minutes,)” Dube said.

    Kadri was booed throughout the game. Last year, as a member of the Colorado Avalanche, he collided with St. Louis goalie Jordan Binnington in Game 3 of a second-round playoff series and ended Binnington’s season.

    The Blues are without Vladimir Tarasenko (hand) and Ryan O'Reilly (foot) for four to six weeks.

    Greiss made 36 saves and kept his team in the game over the first three periods.

    “He was phenomenal tonight,” Neighbours said. “It’s a little frustrating.”


    Calgary coach Darryl Sutter and his staff went to see the Budweiser Clydesdale horses on a day off in downtown St. Louis.


    The Flames lead the NHL with 12 overtime games. They lost to Chicago in OT before dropping a 4-3 extra-session decision to the Blues. The Flames are 2-6 in OT periods and 1-3 in shootouts.


    Flames: Continue a five-game trip in Dallas.

    Blues: Face Tampa Bay in the third of seven successive home games.

    Andersson, Flames top Tkachuk, Panthers in shootout 5-4

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    SUNRISE, Fla. – Rasmus Andersson scored in the fifth round of the shootout to lead the Calgary Flames over the Florida Panthers 5-4 Saturday night in a matchup of teams that made a major trade last summer.

    Adam Ruzicka had two goals and an assist for Calgary. Nikita Zadorov and Blake Coleman also scored.

    Florida got goals from Colin White, Sam Reinhart, Eetu Luostarinen and Matthew Tkachuk.

    “It was a good game,” Calgary coach Darryl Sutter said. “We fought back through a lot of adversity during the game.”

    Tkachuk spent six seasons with the Flames before going to Florida in a trade for Jonathan Huberdeau and MacKenzie Weegar on July 22.

    Tkachuk scored with 6:14 left in regulation to make it 4-all and help force overtime.

    “It felt good to get it to overtime,” Tkachuk said. “It felt like we were dominating them yet it was somehow 4-3.”

    Ruzicka scored on a power play at 15:13 of the first period and Zadorov made it 2-0 with a goal 51 seconds into the second.

    Florida tied it with two goals in the second – the first coming when Colin White stripped goalie Jacob Markstrom of the puck as he played it along the end board, took off and put it into the vacated net.

    Reinhart made it 2-all with a power-play goal from the slot off a pass from Tkachuk.

    Both Markstrom and Spencer Knight ended with 31 saves.

    “This was a tight, even game where I did not think one team had a long stretch of dominance,” Florida coach Paul Maurice said. “It is one of those games that, 20 years ago, would have ended in a tie. And you would have thought that was right.”


    The Panthers honored both Huberdeau and Weegar with a video during a break in the first period. The two were both drafted by and spent their NHL careers with the Panthers before the July trade.

    Huberdeau and Weegar both stayed out together for warmups as fans cheered them on.

    Florida captain Aleksander Barkov, Huberdeau’s longtime linemate, sent one more pass his way before they both skated to their rooms. Huberdeau was booed when he came out – and scored – in the second round of the shootout.

    Tkachuk returns to Calgary for the first time since the trade later this month.

    “I didn’t expect to have that many jerseys out there and that was cool to see that,” Huberdeau said. “I’ve been here a long time and I think they gave me a great ovation, so that was cool.”

    NOTES: Barkov returned to the Florida lineup after missing Thursday’s game against Dallas with an undisclosed illness. He did not practice on Friday. . Defenseman Connor Mackey and forward Kevin Rooney were healthy scratches for the Flames. . The Florida power play has scored in six consecutive games.


    Flames: Play at Philadelphia on Monday night.

    Panthers: Play at Columbus on Sunday night.

    Devils beat Flames 3-2 on Hischier goal for 7th win in row

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    NEWARK, N.J. — Nico Hischier scored off a rush with 8:10 to play and the New Jersey Devils beat the slumping Calgary Flames 3-2 Tuesday night for their seventh straight win.

    Dougie Hamilton and Ryan Graves also scored as the Devils matched their longest winning streak since February 2011. Vitek Vanececk made 33 saves in helping New Jersey overcome a sub-par performance in returning from a three-game trip to western Canada.

    Nazem Kadri and Tyler Toffoli scored power-play goals for the Flames, who have lost six straight (0-4-2). Jacob Markstrom made 17 saves.

    Hischier’s sixth goal came against the flow of play. The Flames kept the puck in the Devils’ end for about two-plus minutes. Tomas Tatar got the puck out of the zone to Hamilton, who found Hischier coming down the middle. His shot beat Markstrom between the pads.

    Toffoli’s had tied the game at 2-all at 5:13 of the third period with a power-play shot from the left circle that beat Vanecek to the top corner of the net. It came 20 seconds after Miles Wood was called for holding.

    Despite being outshot 23-15 and having two goals nullified after Calgary challenges, the Devils led 2-1 after two periods on goals by Graves and Hamilton, the latter with a two-man advantage.

    Kadri had give Calgary a 1-0 lead at 11:58 of the first period, a session in which the Flames held a 14-5 shot advantage. The tally was the seventh of the season for Kadri and it came on a wicked shot from the right circle on a power play.

    The Devils had a goal by defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler overturned in the first period and another by Yegor Sharangovich taken off the board early in the second. The Devils entered the offensive zone too early on Siegenthaler’s goal and Sharangovich used a kicking motion to put kicked the puck into the net on his.


    Flames: At Boston on Thursday night to wrap up a three-game road trip.

    Devils: Host Ottawa on Thursday night in the second of a three-game homestand.

    Flames beat Avalanche 5-3 to win opener for first time since 2009

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    CALGARY, Alberta — Dillon Dube scored short-handed and the Calgary Flames won their season opener for the first time since 2009, beating the defending Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche 5-3 on Thursday night.

    “I saw a random stat that it’s been a while since the Flames won a season opener, so I’m happy we can get that off our backs and we can just carry on another 81 games here,” new Flames defenseman MacKenzie Weegar said.

    Dube and Rasmus Andersson scored in the second period, Elias Lindholm and Tyler Toffoli had power-play goals in the third and Brett Ritchie also scored. Jacob Markstrom made 22 saves to help the Flames end an 0-10-2 funk in openers. Flames coach Darryl Sutter reached 700 victories.

    Bowen Byram, Nathan MacKinnon and Valeri Nichushkin scored for Colorado, and Pavel Francouz stopped 22 shots. The Avalanche opened at home Wednesday night with a 5-2 victory over Chicago.

    “For sure the energy level wasn’t where it needed to be,” Colorado coach Jared Bednar said. “It wasn’t where it was last night. Give Calgary credit. I thought they did what they needed to do to make it tough on us.”

    Weegar had a pair of assists. He joined Calgary’s other offseason acquisitions – Jonathan Huberdeau, Nazem Kadri and Kevin Rooney – in making their regular-season debuts for the Flames. Kadri, who had an assist, signed as a free agent with Calgary in August after three seasons with Colorado.

    Kadri received his championship ring from the Avalanche after the game.

    “A win and getting this, that’s the cherry on top, that’s for sure,” Kadri said. “It was a bit of a whirlwind of a day. You just try to compose yourself as best as possible. A lot of things are running through your head.

    “Happy we were able to play a half-decent game and get a win against a great team and this just makes it even better.”


    Avalanche: At Minnesota on Monday night to complete a two-game trip.

    Flames: At Edmonton on Saturday night.