Andrew Mangiapane is officially a 20-goal scorer in the NHL
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By Mike Gould10 months ago
After scoring 35 goals in 124 games over the last two shortened seasons, Calgary Flames forward @Andrew Mangiapane has finally recorded his first 20-goal campaign in the National Hockey League.
The 25-year-old winger tallied late in the third period against the Dallas Stars on Tuesday to spark an ultimately successful comeback effort for the Flames. His 20th goal of the 2021–22 season cut Dallas’ lead to 3–2 with just 5:24 remaining in regulation time.
Mangiapane’s goal came as the result of a broken play in the offensive zone. With the Flames in control of possession in the offensive zone, defenceman @Noah Hanifin took a long-range wrister that @Blake Coleman inadvertently deflected off-course.
Nevertheless, the puck found its way right onto Mangiapane’s stick. No. 88 in white immediately deposited the loose puck past a helpless @Jake Oettinger to make it a one-goal game. Coleman and Hanifin recorded the assists on the goal.
@Johnny Gaudreau scored 37 seconds later to tie the game before @Oliver Kylington netted the go-ahead goal with 1:47 remaining in the third period. @Trevor Lewis also scored for Calgary, which took Tuesday’s contest by a 4–3 score.
Mangiapane joined Gaudreau, @Sean Monahan, @Micheal Ferland, @Sam Bennett, and @Matthew Tkachuk on the list of Flames drafted in the 2010s to score 20 goals in a single season. The Flames also drafted six 20-goal scorers in the 2000s: Jarret Stoll, David Moss, Chuck Kobasew, Matthew Lombardi, Dion Phaneuf, and Mikael Backlund.
Tuesday’s tally added to Mangiapane’s absurdly large collection of road goals this season. He and @Leon Draisaitl sit in a tie for the league lead with 19 goals away from home in 2021–22; in 15 games at the Scotiabank Saddledome this year, Mangiapane has one goal and four points. In total, Mangiapane has 20 goals and 25 points in 41 games.
After relieving @Jacob Markstrom to start the third period, Dan Vladar made five saves to capture his sixth win of the season. It remains to be seen whether Markstrom or Vladar will get the nod when the Flames return to action against the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday.
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