Johnson stops 39 shots, Flames blank Leafs 3-0
Calgary Flames goalie Chad Johnson, right, and Matt Stajan celebrate their victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs in NHL action in Calgary, Alta., on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. (The Canadian Press/Larry MacDougal)
Darren Haynes, The Canadian Press
Published Wednesday, November 30, 2016 11:26PM EST
CALGARY - Chad Johnson made 39 saves and Freddie Hamilton and Kris Versteeg scored in the opening minute of the game as the Calgary Flames beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-0 on Wednesday.
Hamilton one-timed a centring pass from Micheal Ferland past Jhonas Enroth high on the glove side for his first of the season 19 seconds in. Thirty seconds later, Versteeg buried his third of the year. Sean Monahan was initially stopped from the slot but Enroth kicked the rebound onto Versteeg's tape.
It was the first time Calgary had scored twice in the opening minute of a game since Mar. 11, 1987 against the Hartford Whalers. The last time any NHL team did that was Philadelphia against the New York Islanders on April 9, 2011.
Johnson has started eight of the last 10 games, going 6-2-0 with a 1.50 goals-against average, a .951 save percentage and a career-best three shutouts.
Matt Stajan also scored for Calgary (11-13-2), which won for just the fourth time at home (4-7-0). The Flames improved to 6-3-1 in their last 10.
Toronto (10-9-4) has split the opening two games of its Western Canada road trip, which wraps up Saturday night in Vancouver. The Leafs have lost 10 of their last 11 games in Calgary.