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Milan Lucic scores first as a Flame, Calgary beats Buffalo 4-3

Last Updated Dec 5, 2019 at 10:56 pm MST

The Canadian Press
Summary

Milan Lucic's first goal with Calgary is your winner as the Flames held on to beat Buffalo 4-3.

Tobias Rieder, Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan also scored for Calgary (14-12-4).

Flames interim head coach Geoff Ward improves to a perfect 3-0-0.

CALGARY (CP) – Milan Lucic scored his first goal with Calgary, and it turned into the winner as the Flames held on to beat the Buffalo Sabres 4-3 on Thursday.

The Saddledome erupted at 3:58 of the third when Lucic finished off a passing sequence with Derek Ryan and Dillon Dube for his first goal in 29 games, dating back to last season when he was a member of the Edmonton Oilers. Chants of “Looo” rained down from the crowd as Lucic hugged his linemates in the corner after putting Calgary
ahead 4-1.

Tobias Rieder, Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan also scored for Calgary (14-12-4). Monahan also had an assist for his first multi-point game since Nov. 7. The Flames have points in five straight games (4-0-1).

Interim head coach Geoff Ward improved to a perfect 3-0-0.

Sam Reinhart, Jake McCabe and Jack Eichel scored for Buffalo (13-11-5), which entered the night with points in its previous four games. Eichel extended his point streak to 11 games (10-10-20).

The goals by McCabe and Eichel came in the last three minutes, Eichel’s coming with the goaltender pulled to set up a furious finish.