Photos: Calgary Flames take game five in NHL playoff series with Dallas

A young Calgary Flames fan cheers after the Flames score their first goal at the Saddledome Red Lot in Calgary on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. The Flames won over the Stars, 3-1. The Flames lead the first round of playoffs 3 games to 2 going into game 6. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY

The Calgary Flames pulled off a third-period victory over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday, clinching a vital 3-2 lead in their first-round NHL playoff series.

The Flames, buoyed after trailing 1-0 after the second period, managed to score a trio of crowd-pleasing goals in the third. Flames centre Mikael Backlund, winger Andrew Mangiapane, and centre Trevor Lewis had markers in the period.

Head coach Darryl Sutter praised the Stars post-game, calling them a tough opponent.

“Dallas really tightened their game up, and we had some guys who weren’t quite ready for that,” he said.

On the turn-around in the third period, he said the teams were close in the way they play.

“They don’t give up much, we don’t give up much, so it comes down to maybe extra effort somewhere.”

Nearly 5,000 Calgarians watched the fame from the Flames’ Red Lot outside of the Saddledome. Spirits ran high, despite a long line to enter the free-for-fans venue.

The Flames will take on the Dallas Stars again this Friday in Texas. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m.

Game action

Calgary Flames winger Tyler Toffoli attempts to gain back control of the puck from Dallas Stars centre Vladislav Namestnikov in front of the Stars net at the Saddledome in Calgary on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. The Flames won over the Stars, 3-1. The Flames lead the first-round series 3 games to 2 going into game 6. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Calgary Flames centre Calle Jarnkrok tries to shoot the puck past Dallas Stars centre Luke Glendening despite being taken down by Vladislav Namestnikov at the Saddledome in Calgary on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. The Flames won over the Stars, 3-1. The Flames lead the first-round series 3 games to 2 going into game 6. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
A shot on the Dallas Stars barely misses at the Saddledome in Calgary on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. The Flames won over the Stars, 3-1. The Flames lead the first-round series 3 games to 2 going into game 6. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Calgary Flames Johnny Gaudreau drives the puck down the ice at the Saddledome in Calgary on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. The Flames won over the Stars, 3-1. The Flames lead the first round series 3 games to 2 going into game 6. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Calgary Flames defenseman Oliver Kylington shoots the puck down ice away from Dallas Stars centre Vladislav Namestnikov at the Saddledome in Calgary on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. The Flames won over the Stars, 3-1. The Flames lead the first-round series 3 games to 2 going into game 6. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Calgary Flames winger Matthew Tkachuk took a shot on the Dallas Stars net at the Saddledome in Calgary on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. The Flames won over the Stars, 3-1. The Flames lead the first round series 3 games to 2 going into game 6. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Calgary Flames defenseman Christopher Tanev clears the puck from the Flames net at the Saddledome in Calgary on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. The Flames won over the Stars, 3-1. The Flames lead the first round series 3 games to 2 going into game 6. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY

Fan photos from the Dome, and the Red Lot

Calgary Flames fans show off their team spirit at the Saddledome in Calgary on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
A pair of Calgary Flames fans enjoy the break during the first and second period at the Saddledome in Calgary on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Even the Calgary Flames ushers were getting in on the spirit during game five against the Dallas Stars at the Saddledome in Calgary on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Calgary Flames fans cheer a close shot on the Dallas Stars net at the Saddledome Red Lot in Calgary on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Nearly 5,000 Calgary Flames fans took in the game against the Dallas Stars at the Saddledome Red Lot in Calgary on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
A young Calgary Flames fan cheers after the Flames score their first goal at the Saddledome Red Lot in Calgary on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. The Flames won over the Stars, 3-1. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Calgary Flames fans cheer on the team at the Saddledome Red Lot in Calgary on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. The Flames won over the Stars, 3-1. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Calgary Flames DJs entertain the crowd in the Red Lot during a commercial break at the Saddledome in Calgary on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Spirits ran high at the Calgary Flames versus Dallas Stars matchup at the Saddledome in Calgary on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Calgary Flames fans enjoy the Saddledome Red Lot in Calgary on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. The Flames won over the Stars, 3-1. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
The Saddledome was lit up with the Calgary Flames logo in Calgary on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY

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