Markstrom’s shutout leads Flames past Flyers for sixth-straight win


Sean Monahan scored his first goal of the season and added an assist Saturday night as the Calgary Flames, backstopped by Jacob Markstrom’s 20-save shutout, made it six wins in a row with a 4-0 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.

Matthew Tkachuk, Johnny Gaudreau, and Mikael Backlund, into an empty net, also scored for Calgary (6-1-1).

The Flames were coming off a five-game Eastern road trip in which they never trailed and won all games by a combined score of 21-7.

While less busy than his 45-save shutout of the Penguins on Thursday (also a 4-0 victory for Calgary ), Markstrom stopped all 20 shots faced for his third shutout in his last four starts. The 31-year-old Swede improved to 4-1-1 with a .957 save percentage.