Matthew Tkachuk and Johnny Gaudreau tied career-highs with four points each as the Calgary Flames defeated the Vegas Golden Knights 7-2 Monday night.

Tkachuk finished with two goals and two assists and Gaudreau added a goal and three assists. Sean Monahan also had a big night with two goals and an assist. TJ Brodie and Sam Bennett rounded out the scoring for Calgary, which plays Vegas again on Friday.

Vegas Golden Knights' William Karlsson, right, of Sweden, is knocked to the ice as teammate Jonathan Marchessault, left, and Calgary Flames' Sam Bennett, center, and T.J. Brodie scramble for the puck during first-period NHL hockey game action in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vegas Golden Knights’ William Karlsson, right, of Sweden, is knocked to the ice as teammate Jonathan Marchessault, left, and Calgary Flames’ Sam Bennett, center, and T.J. Brodie scramble for the puck during first-period NHL hockey game action in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

With the win, Calgary moved into a tie in points with the San Jose Sharks in the Pacific Division, but the Flames have one more regulation/overtime victory.

Vegas Golden Knights' William Carrier, right, shoots the puck past Calgary Flames' Sam Bennett, center, and Juuso Valimaki, of Finland, during second-period NHL hockey game action in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vegas Golden Knights’ William Carrier, right, shoots the puck past Calgary Flames’ Sam Bennett, center, and Juuso Valimaki, of Finland, during second-period NHL hockey game action in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

Nick Holden and Max Pacioretty scored third-period goals for Vegas.

Vegas Golden Knights' Alex Tuch, right, checks Calgary Flames' Travis Hamonic during first-period NHL hockey game action in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vegas Golden Knights’ Alex Tuch, right, checks Calgary Flames’ Travis Hamonic during first-period NHL hockey game action in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

The Flames blew the game open early, jumping out to a 5-0 lead after 20 minutes. Gaudreau, with a goal and three assists, became the 10th player in franchise history, and first since Olli Jokinen on Feb. 14, 2011, to register four points in a period.

Vegas Golden Knights' William Carrier, left, tries to get the puck past Calgary Flames goalie David Rittich, of the Czech Republic, during first period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vegas Golden Knights’ William Carrier, left, tries to get the puck past Calgary Flames goalie David Rittich, of the Czech Republic, during first period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

Calgary added two more goals in the opening five minutes of the second, including the second of the game by Tkachuk, to make it 7-0.

Vegas Golden Knights goalie Malcolm Subban, center, stops a shot from Calgary Flames' Derek Ryan, left,  as Golden Knights' Shea Theodore looks on during first-period NHL hockey game action in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vegas Golden Knights goalie Malcolm Subban, center, stops a shot from Calgary Flames’ Derek Ryan, left, as Golden Knights’ Shea Theodore looks on during first-period NHL hockey game action in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

Gaudreau got things started 2:36 into the game when he set up Tkachuk, who whipped a 20-foot wrist shot past Malcolm Subban for a power-play goal.

Vegas Golden Knights goalie Malcolm Subban, left, reacts after letting in a goal during second period NHL hockey action against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vegas Golden Knights goalie Malcolm Subban, left, reacts after letting in a goal during second period NHL hockey action against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

Gaudreau made it 2-0 at 6:49, ripping a shot over Subban’s glove to complete a tic-tac-toe passing sequence with linemates Elias Lindholm and Monahan.

Calgary Flames' Johnny Gaudreau, centre, skates between Vegas Golden Knights' Max Pacioretty, left, and Alex Tuch during second period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
Calgary Flames’ Johnny Gaudreau, centre, skates between Vegas Golden Knights’ Max Pacioretty, left, and Alex Tuch during second period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

Gaudreau pounced on a turnover in the Vegas slot and set up Monahan’s one-timer for a 3-0 lead at 10:59, then capped off his record-tying period by setting up Monahan’s second of the period and team-leading 12th goal.

Second-year Czech goaltender David Rittich made 20 saves to improve to 7-1-0. It was the second start in a row for the 26-year-old Rittich, who is getting more playing time with veteran Mike Smith struggling.

Vegas Golden Knights' head coach Gerard Gallant, top center, watches the action during second-period NHL hockey game action against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vegas Golden Knights’ head coach Gerard Gallant, top center, watches the action during second-period NHL hockey game action against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

Subban went the distance for Vegas, finishing with 25 stops. After going 13-4-2 as a rookie last season, Subban has lost all four starts this season.

Vegas Golden Knights' head coach Gerard Gallant, center, watches the action during second-period NHL hockey game action against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vegas Golden Knights’ head coach Gerard Gallant, center, watches the action during second-period NHL hockey game action against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

Holden broke Rittich’s shutout 47 seconds into the third period. Pacioretty added a power-play goal at 5:14.

Vegas Golden Knights' Alex Tuch, right, and Calgary Flames' Mark Jankowski battle for position during third period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vegas Golden Knights’ Alex Tuch, right, and Calgary Flames’ Mark Jankowski battle for position during third period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

NOTES: Flames RW James Neal has gone pointless in his last seven games and is stuck at 499 career points. He has just four points (one goal, three assists) in 21 games since signing a five-year, $28.75 million contact in the summer.

Calgary Flames' Matthew Tkachuk, centere, celebrates his goal with teammates Sam Bennett, left, and Mikael Backlund, of Sweden, during second-period NHL hockey game action against the Vegas Golden Knights in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
Calgary Flames’ Matthew Tkachuk, centere, celebrates his goal with teammates Sam Bennett, left, and Mikael Backlund, of Sweden, during second-period NHL hockey game action against the Vegas Golden Knights in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

UP NEXT

Vegas Golden Knights' Colin Miller, left, checks Calgary Flames' Michael Frolik, of the Czech Republic, into the boards during third period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vegas Golden Knights’ Colin Miller, left, checks Calgary Flames’ Michael Frolik, of the Czech Republic, into the boards during third period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

Golden Knights: At Arizona on Wednesday night.

Vegas Golden Knights' Max Pacioretty, right, celebrates his goal with teammate Reilly Smith during third period NHL hockey action against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vegas Golden Knights’ Max Pacioretty, right, celebrates his goal with teammate Reilly Smith during third period NHL hockey action against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

Flames: Host Winnipeg on Wednesday night.

Vegas Golden Knights' Reilly Smith, right, has his shot blocked by Calgary Flames goalie David Rittich, of the Czech Republic, during third period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
Vegas Golden Knights’ Reilly Smith, right, has his shot blocked by Calgary Flames goalie David Rittich, of the Czech Republic, during third period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, Nov. 19, 2018. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

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Source: The Associated Press

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