Calgary Flames Weegar gives big lift in 3-2 win over Canucks
Calgary Flames Weegar gives big lift in 3-2 win over Canucks: The Calgary Flames were in need of a spark and defenseman MacKenzie Weegar provided it on Tuesday night. Weegar scored his first goal of the season and added an assist as the Flames beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 at Scotiabank Saddledome.
- Match Details
- Match Result
- Match Hero: MacKenzie Weegar
- Public Review
Match Details: The Flames and Canucks met for the third time this season and it was a tightly contested matchup. Both teams had their fair share of chances, but it was the Flames who were able to capitalize on theirs. Flames goaltender Jacob Markstrom, who spent the previous two seasons with the Canucks, made 37 saves in the win.
Match Result: Weegar opened the scoring just over five minutes into the first period, beating Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko with a wrist shot from the top of the faceoff circle. The Canucks responded with a power play goal from J.T. Miller, but the Flames regained the lead early in the second period thanks to a goal from Dillon Dube. The Canucks evened the score once again with a goal from Elias Pettersson, but the Flames secured the win with a goal from Johnny Gaudreau late in the third period.
Match Hero: MacKenzie Weegar
Weegar played a big role in the Flames’ victory, finishing the game with a goal and an assist. The 27-year-old defenseman is known for his physical play and strong defensive skills, but he showed off his offensive abilities against the Canucks. Weegar’s goal was a thing of beauty, as he took a pass from Sean Monahan and ripped a wrist shot past Demko. He also picked up an assist on Dube’s goal, giving him a two-point night.
Public Review: The Flames’ win was a welcome sight for their fans, who have been clamoring for more consistent play from their team. Weegar’s performance was particularly pleasing, as he has been a solid contributor on the blue line this season. Many fans took to social media to praise Weegar’s effort and express their hope that he can continue to contribute offensively.
Conclusion: The Flames’ win over the Canucks was a well-earned victory, as they played a strong all-around game. Weegar was a standout performer, showing off his offensive skills and helping lead the Flames to a much-needed win. With this victory, the Flames will look to build some momentum and continue their push towards the playoffs.