CALGARY, Alberta - Sam Bennett, Derek Ryan and Mark Giordano scored in a 5:18 span of the third period to break open a close game in the Calgary Flames' 5-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night.
Bennett gave Calgary a 3-1 lead at 3:29, Ryan connected at 4:57 and Giordano added a power-play goal at 8:47. Andrew Mangiapane and Elias Lindholm also scored and David Rittich made 27 saves.
Darren Helm scored for Detroit. The Red Wings have lost three in a row to fall to 3-4-0.
Mangiapane scored midway through the first period and Lindholm made it 2-0 on a power play halfway through the second. Helm struck 28 seconds later for Detroit.
NOTES: Jimmy Howard made 31 saves for the Red Wings. .... The Flames improved to 3-0-1 at home and 4-3-1 overall. ... Giordano also had an assist.
Red Wings: At Edmonton on Friday night.
Flames: At Los Angeles on Saturday night.