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Markstrom falls, scrambles back to position to rob Scheifele

Flames goalie got caught playing puck behind net but rebounded for the save

by Cristina Ledra @cledra / NHL.com Staff Writer

Markstrom's big save on Scheifele

CGY@WPG: Markstrom robs Scheifele with his glove

Jacob Markstrom scrambles to get back in his crease, where he makes a great glove save on Mark Scheifele late in the 3rd period

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Well, that's one way to shake the rust off.

In the Calgary Flames' season opener, and his first game with his new team, Jacob Markstrom got himself out of a jam with a shocking glove save on Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele with less than three minutes left in the third period. 

Markstrom tried to play the puck behind the net, outside of the trapezoid, but got tangled up with Scheifele, leaving a wide open net and the other Flames players on the ice scrambling to guard it. 

Flames defenseman Rasmus Andersson blocked a shot with his skate while Markstrom was making his way back into position (not before falling first) and the goalie managed to get back just in time to rob a stunned Scheifele and keep the game tied.

Markstrom ended the game with 30 saves in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Jets, but that save is going to be a tough one to beat this season.

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