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Post-Game Wrap-Up: Flames hold off late Sabres push

It took 30 games, but the “real” Calgary Flames may have finally made an appearance in the 2019-20 season. Aside from a solid if unspectacular opening 20 minutes, the Flames were full marks en route to a 4-3 victory over the visiting Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.

The Rundown

The Flames played a pretty solid first period but the Sabres struck first off a really nice deflection. Rasmus Ristolainen’s point shot was deflected at the high slot by Sam Reinhart, and the puck beat David Rittich inside the near post to give the visitors a 1-0 advantage.