Talbot makes 38 saves, Flames beat Panthers 3-0

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SUNRISE, Fla. (AP)Cam Talbot made 38 saves, Johnny Gaudreau had a goal and an assist, and the Calgary Flames beat the Florida Panthers 3-0 Sunday.

TJ Brodie and Milan Lucic also scored for the Flames, and Mark Giordano had three assists.

Sam Montembault stopped 25 shots for the Panthers, who have lost a franchise record seven straight home games. The Panthers are 5-11-2 since the All-Star break.

Gaudreau gave the Flames a 1-0 lead on his power-play goal at 6:21 of the first. Gaudreau’s shot from the left circle beat Montembeault on the glove side.

The Flames went ahead 2-0 when Derek Ryan passed from behind the net to Lucic in front, who banked it off the post and in at 3:10 of the second.

Calgary stretched its lead to 3-0 on Brodie’s shot from just inside the blue line 1:09 into the third.

The home crowd began to boo in the closing minutes of the second period and also at the end of the game.

Gaudreau was awarded a penalty shot with 7:43 left in the first after being hooked by MacKenzie Weegar, but Montembeault blocked it.

NOTES: Flames C Elias Lindholm recorded his 200th career assist on the goal by Gaudreau. … The Panthers are 4 for 35 on the power play over their last 13 games.

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Flames: Host the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday night.

Panthers: Host the Boston Bruins on Thursday night.

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