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    Game # 25

    3 4 OT

    Tyler Seguin scores in OT, Stars beat Flames 4-3


    Jamie Benn gets to the loose puck and feeds Tyler Seguin, who rips a wrist shot past David Rittich to give the Stars a 4-3 win over the Flames.

    CALGARY, Alberta -- Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn took full advantage of a poor defensive effort by the Calgary Flames.

    Seguin scored 24 seconds into overtime, with an assist from Benn, to give the Dallas Stars a 4-3 victory over Calgary on Wednesday night.

    Benn knocked the puck into the slot, where Seguin was wide open and put a shot inside the post on David Rittich.

    "I mentally kind of knew I was shooting there already," Seguin said. "Earlier I had a play, a chance, and I saw low glove open and said if I got the chance in the slot I'd shoot there again."

    Rittich argued Benn interfered with him, but the goal stood up after a video review.

    It was redemption for Benn, the Dallas captain, who took two minor penalties in the third period. The second one led to Johnny Gaudreau's goal at 9:41 that made it 2-all.

    "Obviously he played that overtime with a little guilt," Seguin said. "I'm happy how hard he worked. He's our leader and captain and everyone follows him."

    Benn scored his team-leading 10th goal on a power play at 18:02 of the second period, steering in a perfect feed from Seguin to give Dallas a 2-1 lead heading into the third.

    "I like to think everybody follows me. I take pride in being the captain of this team and trying to do the right things all the time," Benn said. "When I'm doing that, they've got someone to follow."

    Jason Spezza and Gavin Bayreuther added goals to help Dallas snap a four-game road losing streak. Anton Khudobin made 30 saves.

    "I thought our effort was great. Our execution was poor," Stars coach Jim Montgomery said. "The way the guys dug in and kept battling was pretty impressive."

    Garnet Hathaway and Mark Giordano also scored for Calgary. The Flames are 4-1-1 in their last six.

    "We're fortunate to get a point out of the game tonight," coach Bill Peters said. "I didn't think we were very good. I didn't think our attention to detail was very good and our commitment to doing it right wasn't where it needs to be to get two points."

    After trailing 2-1, the Flames took their first lead midway through the third period on goals 1:10 apart.

    Gaudreau fired a shot top corner for a power-play goal. Giordano made it 3-2 with a similar-looking shot from a similar spot, again beating Khudobin with a rising shot over his glove.

    The Stars tied it less than three minutes later. Matthew Tkachuk's clearing attempt went onto the stick of Bayreuther and the rookie defenseman fired his second of the season past Rittich.

    "We had complete control when we took the lead," Giordano said. "We gave them the tie and just cost ourselves a point with a couple bad plays. It's tough to swallow right now, honestly. I thought we should have won that one."

    Gaudreau and Sean Monahan each finished minus-3 for the Flames. They were on the ice when Spezza slipped into the slot undetected and one-timed Radek Faksa's pass behind Rittich just 41 seconds into the game. It was their missed coverage in overtime, too.

    "Losing (stinks), obviously. Losing that way, it's even worse," Monahan said. "You come back in a game and get a lead, then give it back and give them an easy one there in overtime. That's on us, that's on me and I take the fall for that."
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    Jagr tells the crowd that he wanted to make a beautiful goal but ... "It hit my ass," he said.

    "You know what was great, was today one of his fans mooned me, and he had Happy, written on his ass, HA on one cheek, and then sure enough PPY, right there on the other" ~ Shooter McGavin

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    Game # 26

    4 1

    Backlund scores twice, Flames top Kings 4-1

    Mikael Backlund scores a goal to give Flames an early lead and later nets the fourth and final goal in the Flames' 4-1 victory over the Kings.

    CALGARY, Alberta -- Johnny Gaudreau didn't let frustration get the better of him on Friday.

    After ringing a shot off the crossbar and hitting a pair of posts, Gaudreau scored the eventual game-winner on the power play at 7:44 of the third period as his Calgary Flames beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-1.

    "After hitting that many posts, crossbars, I think they'd be frustrated as well," said Gaudreau, who backhanded a pass from linemate Elias Lindholm past Kings defenseman Drew Doughty and goalie Calvin Petersen. "It was just nice to finally put one in there.

    "If I was going to get one, it was going to be a greasy one like that. It was good to get the lead there, on the power play too. We worked on it a little bit in practice the other day."

    Mikael Backlund finished with two goals and an assist and Sean Monahan also scored for the Flames, who lead the Pacific Division standings with 32 points, one ahead of the Anaheim Ducks. Matthew Tkachuk and Elias Lindholm each had two assists.

    Goalie Mike Smith made 13 saves for his second straight win and improved to 7-7-1.

    "It was a pretty boring game to be honest," Smith said. "But saying that, that can lead to some inconsistencies in your game and I thought our guys did a really good job of sticking with it.

    "We were skating and getting the puck in the offensive zone and wearing them out on the second of back-to-backs. Great composure by our group to stick with it. It was a weird game and we found a way to win."

    Adrian Kempe scored the Kings' lone goal. Los Angeles lost its second straight and was coming off a 3-2 loss at Edmonton on Thursday.

    "We knew that was going to be a bit of a challenge," said L.A. coach Willie Desjardins in regards to playing on back-to-back nights.

    "I thought we had a good first period, though. I thought our guys skated well. We didn't hit the net, so we didn't get the shots, but we had some good chances."

    After giving up an early goal, rookie Kings goalie Calvin Petersen finished with 33 saves.

    "For a young player, he's been really quite remarkable to come in with his composure," Desjardins said. "He gives up that early one which could throw anybody off their game. It didn't. He stayed with it and was solid throughout the game."

    Calgary opened the scoring 36 seconds into the first period when Backlund let a harmless-looking shot go from the top of the faceoff circle and beat Petersen over his left pad.

    Although the Flames outshot Los Angeles 9-4 in the opening 20 minutes, they weren't able to get any more pucks past Petersen, who slid across his crease to deny another scoring opportunity by Backlund with 1:24 remaining before the first intermission.

    Less than a minute before Backlund's late opportunity, Smith made a stick save to thwart a chance from the slot by forward Dustin Brown.

    Gaudreau nearly put the Flames up 2-0 during an early power-play chance in the second period, but his shot from the slot rang off the crossbar.

    The Kings pulled even at 13:41 of the second on a goal by Kempe, who scored off a pass from Austin Wagner from behind the net.

    Gaudreau had another great chance to score late in the period when he made a couple moves behind the net before his wraparound attempt went along the goal line and off the far post.

    Gaudreau then rang another puck off the post early in the third before finally backhanding a shot past Petersen during a Calgary man advantage, putting the Flames up by a goal.

    "I don't think it should've been a 1-1 game going into the third there with so many chances and we couldn't find the net," Gaudreau said. "It was nice to get rewarded there in the third."

    Backlund and Monahan added a pair of empty-net goals in the final minute of the game to seal the victory.
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    Jagr tells the crowd that he wanted to make a beautiful goal but ... "It hit my ass," he said.

    "You know what was great, was today one of his fans mooned me, and he had Happy, written on his ass, HA on one cheek, and then sure enough PPY, right there on the other" ~ Shooter McGavin

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    Game # 27

    3 2

    Monahan, Lindholm lead Flames past Blackhawks 3-2


    Noah Hanifin passes it off to Derek Ryan, who lasers a wrist shot to the back of the net in the Flames' 3-2 win over the Blackhawks.

    CHICAGO -- The Calgary Flames might not have been at their best Sunday night, yet they got the breaks they needed.

    Sean Monahan and Elias Lindholm each had a goal and an assist as Calgary edged the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 and moved into first place in the Pacific Division.

    Derek Ryan also scored and Johnny Gaudreau had two assists for the Flames, who won their second straight game and for the third time in four contests.

    "We got the two points, right?" coach Bill Peters said. "There's lots of things we could have done better. Could have managed the puck a little bit and made some decisions."

    But the Flames managed to cash in on a flagrant Chicago mistake.

    Lindholm and Ryan scored power-play goals 1:26 apart in the second period to give Calgary a 3-1 lead after Chicago veteran Chris Kunitz received a major penalty and game misconduct for elbowing Travis Hamonic in the face.

    "That ended up being the game-winning goal on the power play, so we did what we needed to do," Peters said. "You'd rather not see a guy take a head shot."

    Hamonic said he probably has a broken nose, but the defenseman returned after the hit and played over 22 minutes.

    "Probably not our best game, to be honest with you, but found a way to get through it," Hamonic said. "Found a way to win, came up with some big saves and big plays at the end."

    Mike Smith made 22 saves, including a few flashy ones in the scoreless third, to preserve the win. While sprawled on his stomach, Smith stopped Artem Anisimov's point-blank attempt with his right skate with 5:14 left.

    "A gaping net," Smith said "I was kind of a fish out of water there, kind of kicking my feet and fortunately got a piece of it."

    Jonathan Toews and Dylan Strome scored for struggling Chicago, which dropped its fourth straight and lost for the sixth time in seven games. The Blackhawks fell to 3-8-2 under coach Jeremy Colliton, who replaced Joel Quenneville on Nov. 6.

    Chicago's Corey Crawford blocked 38 shots.

    The Blackhawks have led only once in their last seven games -- at the end of a 5-4 overtime win at Florida on Nov. 24.

    "I thought tonight was better, regardless of the result," Colliton said. "We don't control the result, we control our performance."

    But Colliton couldn't control the hit by the 39-year-old Kunitz on Hamonic.

    "It was hard to see and didn't really get a good look at it," Colliton said. "It was unfortunate."

    In their previous six games, the Blackhawks had been outscored 17-4 in the first period and 31-19 overall. So, escaping the opening period tied 1-1, despite being outshot 18-6 by the Flames, was something of a moral victory for Chicago.

    "A lot of little things seem to go wrong," Toews said. "It's just one of those things we're stuck in right now, snowballing in the wrong direction."

    An opponent scored first against the Blackhawks for the seventh straight time when Monahan knocked in a rebound midway through the opening period for his second goal in two games in third in four. He connected from the left side of the net after Crawford stopped Lindholm from the slot.

    Toews tied it at 1-all just over three minutes later.

    Following a faceoff in the Chicago zone, the puck and Toews got by Flames defensemen Noah Hanifin at the left point. Toews raced in alone, cut to the slot and beat Smith with a shot between the pads.

    Kunitz, a healthy scratch in six of the last seven games, elbowed Hamonic in the face along the boards at 7:08 of the second. Hamonic dropped to the ice with a bloody nose and Kunitz was sent off.

    Lindholm scored 10 seconds later, connecting on a shot from the right circle after taking a cross-ice pass from Gaudreau.

    Crawford was out of position to the left of the net, but managed to reach across the goalmouth and glove Lindholm's shot. A video review, however, showed Crawford's glove was over the goal line

    Ryan made it 3-1 at 8:44, beating Crawford on the stick side from the top of the right circle.

    Strome's power-play goal with 4:15 left in the second cut it to 3-2. It was the 21-year-old forward's second goal in four games since Chicago acquired him from Arizona.

    Crawford passed the puck from the crease to Alex DeBrincat near the Calgary blue line. DeBrincat dished to Strome, who beat Smith from the slot with a backhander into the upper right corner.
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    Jagr tells the crowd that he wanted to make a beautiful goal but ... "It hit my ass," he said.

    "You know what was great, was today one of his fans mooned me, and he had Happy, written on his ass, HA on one cheek, and then sure enough PPY, right there on the other" ~ Shooter McGavin

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    Game # 28

    9 6

    Gaudreau has 4 points, Flames rally past Blue Jackets 9-6


    Johnny Gaudreau finds the back of the net twice and would also pick up two assists in Calgary's 9-6 win vs. Columbus.

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Johnny Gaudreau and the goal scorers on both sides had a fun, wild Tuesday night.

    For Calgary goalie Mike Smith? Not so much.

    "Not the way you draw it up," Smith said.

    Gaudreau had two goals and two assists, and the Flames scored five goals in the second period to rally past the Columbus Blue Jackets 9-6.

    "It's just one of those games," said Smith, who combined with Dave Rittich to stop 24 shots. "The chances were there and the pucks were finding a way to get in."

    Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella said this game was unlike any of the more than 1,200 previous ones he's coached.

    "They had 11 scoring chances and they scored nine goals," Tortorella said. "I have never been in a game like this."

    Cam Atkinson netted a hat trick for Columbus to extend his point streak to 11 games, but the Blue Jackets lost their second straight.

    "We played a really good first period, then for whatever reason sat back and let them play," Atkinson said. "I don't think we checked hard. We made it a really easy game for them, and they just capitalized."

    Sean Monahan also had two goals and two assists for Calgary, which scored five straight goals for a 6-4 lead during the second period.

    Monahan opened that barrage 1:55 into the second, and Elias Lindholm, Matthew Tkachuk, Noah Hanifin and TJ Brodie followed with goals. Tkachuk, Hanifin and Brodie scored in a span of 1:53.

    "It's pretty crazy how often we come back from those leads other teams have," Hanifin said. "It's not the play we want to play. We don't really want to give up six goals, but sometimes it happens. To win, it's huge."

    Monahan, Gaudreau and Austin Czarnik each scored in the third period for Calgary, which earned a point in its fifth straight game to stay atop the Pacific Division and improved to 17-9-2.

    "The guys were resilient. They stuck with it," Calgary coach Bill Peters said. "Down 4-1, they could have rolled over and packed it in. They did a good job to get back in the game."

    Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 18 of 26 shots for the Blue Jackets before being replaced in the third period by Joonas Korpisalo.

    Zach Werenski, Josh Anderson and Nick Foligno also scored for Columbus.
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    Jagr tells the crowd that he wanted to make a beautiful goal but ... "It hit my ass," he said.

    "You know what was great, was today one of his fans mooned me, and he had Happy, written on his ass, HA on one cheek, and then sure enough PPY, right there on the other" ~ Shooter McGavin

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    Game # 29

    2 0

    Smith has 31 saves, Lindholm scores 2 as Flames top Wild 2-0

    Elias Lindholm scores on a 2-on-1 fast break, then puts another one past Alex Stalock to account for both goals in the Flames' 2-0 win over the Wild.

    CALGARY, Alberta -- Mike Smith pumped his fist at the final buzzer, letting himself enjoy another shutout.

    "That's the only time of the game I can celebrate, is when we win the game," Smith said.

    Smith made 31 saves, Elias Lindholm scored twice and the Calgary Flames beat the Minnesota Wild 2-0 on Thursday night.

    Smith got his second shutout of the season and 38th of his career. He has won his past five games, including a victory in relief of David Rittich on Tuesday when Calgary rallied from 4-1 down to beat Columbus 9-6.

    "It's always nice, especially in a close game to hear the horn go off at the end and get the two points," he said.

    Lindholm got his 14th and 15th goals of the season and has 32 points in 29 games. His career high is 17 goals, reached with Carolina in 2014-15.

    Johnny Gaudreau and captain Mark Giordano assisted on both goals.

    "We find ways to score. It's good for us and good for the team," Lindholm said. "Smitty made some huge saves for us at key moments so I have to thank him for this one."

    Smith didn't just make an impact in net. He checked Wild leading goal scorer Zach Parise in the second period when the goalie came out of his crease to play the puck.

    "I wasn't trying to hit him, I was just trying to protect the puck," Smith said. "They teach you that in minor hockey, to turn your back and get your big butt out."

    Calgary leads the Pacific Division at 18-9-2 and improved to 13-2 this season when scoring the first goal of the game.

    Alex Stalock stopped 18 shots for the Wild.

    "I always think for the most part the effort was there, but a lot of our guys weren't handling the puck well," Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said. "Alex played a really good game and kept us in there, especially at the beginning."

    Minnesota dropped to 1-2 on its trip to five Canadian cities, a first for the franchise.

    Smith held off Minnesota on a pair of power-play chances in the second period and another to end the game after the Wild pulled Stalock for an extra attacker.

    "He was good tonight," Boudreau said. "When he's on, he's really on. Everybody knows that. When he's off, he's really off."

    Lindholm made it 2-0 at 1:13 of the third period when Gaudreau took a stretch pass from Giordano and dished the puck to him alone at the faceoff circle.

    Minnesota won a first-period challenge of Lindholm's goal that was ruled offside, but Lindholm scored 50 seconds into the second frame on a 2-on-1 with Gaudreau.

    Matt Dumba steamrolled Calgary center Mikael Backlund in the final minute of the game. Flames forward Ryan Lomberg went after Dumba, which resulted in a Calgary penalty.

    "I think it's showing no respect for the player and for the game," Lindholm said of Dumba's check. "They're down 2-0 and there's 40 seconds left and I thought he left his feet a little."
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    Jagr tells the crowd that he wanted to make a beautiful goal but ... "It hit my ass," he said.

    "You know what was great, was today one of his fans mooned me, and he had Happy, written on his ass, HA on one cheek, and then sure enough PPY, right there on the other" ~ Shooter McGavin

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    Game # 30

    5 2

    Kylington gets 1st NHL goal, Flames beat Predators 5-2


    Garnet Hathaway scores a go-ahead goal in the third period and the Flames pull away from the Predators in a 5-2 win.

    CALGARY, Alberta -- Despite a depleted lineup, the Calgary Flames showed their depth and kept their winning streak going.

    Oliver Kylington scored his first NHL goal and helped set up Garnet Hathaway's tiebreaking score as the Flames beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 Saturday night for their fifth straight win.

    Sean Monahan, Alan Quine and Elias Lindholm also scored to help the Pacific Division-leading Flames move one point ahead of Central-leading Nashville into first place in the Western Conference.

    "We have a great team in here," said Hathaway, who tied a career-high with his fourth goal. "When you get depth scoring and you get those guys playing as well as they are. We have roles right now and guys are stepping up."

    Hathaway put the Flames ahead 3-2 at 6:03 of the third period, neatly deflecting Matthew Tkachuk's point shot. Kylington, a 21-year-old rookie defenseman, had the second assist on the play.

    The Flames got some insurance with 7:48 left when Quine -- recalled earlier in the day from the AHL's Stockton Heat -- got his first of the season off a setup from rookie defenseman Rasmus Andersson.

    Quine, 25, had six NHL goals in 84 career games with the New York Islanders. He was inserted into the lineup with the Flames missing Mikael Backlund (concussion), who was injured Thursday, as well as Ryan Lomberg and captain Mark Giordano, who both received two-game suspensions from separate incidents in that same game against the Minnesota Wild.

    "To play in the best league in the world is the ultimate goal. When you're in the minors, you're trying to give yourself an opportunity to be in that spot and I'm happy that I got that opportunity," Quine said. "To be able to fit in and contribute, it's a great feeling."

    Lindholm capped the scoring with an empty-netter with 3 minutes left.

    Mike Smith stopped 25 shots to win his sixth straight after a rocky start to the season.

    Kylington's goal came 1:12 into the game when he took a pass from Lindholm and fired a rising shot over Predators goalie Juuse Saros.

    "Amazing feeling," said Kylington, the Flames' second-round pick in the 2015 draft. "When I got it off my stick I had a good feeling, and when I saw the puck in the back of the net, a happy feeling, obviously."

    His first goal and point came in his seventh career game.

    "Seeing our guys smile like that is a proud moment as a coach," Flames coach Bill Peters said. "Kylington has been working towards that goal his whole life and to see him get rewarded after all the hours on the ice and off the ice is special."

    Colton Sissons and Craig Smith scored for the Predators, who fell to 0-5-1 in their last six on the road. Saros finished with 20 saves.

    "We gave them too much," Craig Smith said. "They capitalized on a lot of quick turnovers. We're going to have to go back and look at the tape and make some adjustments again and correct it."

    The Predators tied it 1-1 in the final minute of the first when Roman Josi carried the puck down the wing and feathered a pass in front thatSissons neatly tipped past Mike Smith.

    Monahan restored Calgary's lead late in the second when he was left with a free path to the front of the net and he scored his team-leading 18th on a backhand.

    Craig Smith tied it 2-2 early in the third on a wrist shot from a bad angle that dribbled through Mike Smith.

    "I think the effort was there. It's just a game of inches, a couple bounces here and there," said Saros.
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    Jagr tells the crowd that he wanted to make a beautiful goal but ... "It hit my ass," he said.

    "You know what was great, was today one of his fans mooned me, and he had Happy, written on his ass, HA on one cheek, and then sure enough PPY, right there on the other" ~ Shooter McGavin

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    Game # 31

    0 1

    Koskinen, McDavid help Oilers beat Flames 1-0


    Connor McDavid finds the back of the net in the first period and the game remains scoreless the rest of the way as the Oilers beat the Flames 1-0.

    EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Edmonton Oilers appear to have shored up their defense under new head coach Ken Hitchcock.

    Mikko Koskinen made 24 saves in his third shutout of the season and Connor McDavid scored the only goal as the Edmonton Oilers defeated the Calgary Flames 1-0 on Sunday.

    "It takes a lot of effort to play good defense, especially against a team like that that has so many skilled, offensive players," Oilers defenseman Adam Larsson said.

    "I think we're playing a little tighter, and it's easier to close the games. Even when we were up two goals in the beginning of the season, we would tend to give up chances still, even when we tried to close games out. I don't feel like we're doing that now."

    The Oilers have won three straight and have gone 6-1-0 in their last seven games.

    "I like how we stayed with it when we got an early lead. We didn't try to flex out. We got quality chances in the first period from playing the right way," said Hitchcock, who owns a 7-2-1 record since taking over for Todd McLellan.

    "I like the way we protected the lead in the third period, especially. That to me is where we're learning how to play as a unit of five, not spread out. That's a good sign."

    The Flames had a five-game winning streak snapped, and are 9-2-1 in their last 12 outings.

    "I'm not happy with the result, but I am happy with our weekend," said Flames head coach Bill Peters, whose team defeated Nashville 5-2 on Saturday. "It just looked like we were running on fumes a little bit tonight."

    David Rittich made 29 saves in a losing effort for Calgary.

    "It's always the worse kind of loss, a 1-0 game," said Rittich. "We didn't play our game. We just need to be better than that."

    Edmonton got going 12 minutes into the opening period with some nice passing by the top line. Alex Chiasson fed McDavid at the side of the net and the Oilers' captain sent his 16th goal of the season past Flames goalie David Rittich.

    The Oilers came out flying in the second, but Rittich made huge breakaway saves on Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Leon Draisaitl.

    Calgary looked to have tied it up midway through the middle period, but Anthony Peluso was flagged with goaltender interference on Koskinen after the video review.

    McDavid came close to adding another goal on the power play with four minutes left in the third, but rang his shot off the crossbar.
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    Jagr tells the crowd that he wanted to make a beautiful goal but ... "It hit my ass," he said.

    "You know what was great, was today one of his fans mooned me, and he had Happy, written on his ass, HA on one cheek, and then sure enough PPY, right there on the other" ~ Shooter McGavin

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    Game # 32

    6 5 OT

    Gaudreau's overtime goal rallies Flames past Flyers 6-5


    Sean Monahan scores a power play goal in the 2nd period, then ties the game late in the 3rd before Johnny Gaudreau wins it in overtime for Calgary.

    CALGARY, Alberta -- Johnny Gaudreau and the Calgary Flames showed off their resilience in another impressive win.

    Gaudreau scored 35 seconds into overtime, and the Flames rallied to beat the Philadelphia Flyers 6-5 on Wednesday night.

    Calgary trailed 5-3 before Sean Monahan and Rasmus Andersson scored in the final 68 seconds of third period. Gaudreau then secured the Flames' sixth win in seven games with his 13th goal of the season.

    "Huge win," Gaudreau said. "We stuck with and found a way to play a little bit harder in the third and get the two points.

    "Ending up finding a couple of greasy goals there in the last two minutes and winning in overtime. The building was electric."

    Matthew Tkachuk had four assists for the Flames (20-10-2), who leapfrogged idle Nashville for the top spot in the Western Conference. Monahan had two goals and an assist, and Gaudreau and Mark Giordano each had a goal and two assists.

    Philadelphia (12-13-4) lost for the third time in four games. Sean Couturier had two goals and an assist for the Flyers in his return to the lineup after missing two games with a lower-body injury. Travis Sanheim, James van Riemsdyk and Dale Weise also scored.

    Gaudreau missed the final part of the first period after taking a knee to the head from Philadelphia's Radko Gudas, but was back on the bench to start the second.

    With the Flames driving to the net in overtime, he scored the winner on a second rebound.

    "We had a lot of chances," Calgary coach Bill Peters said. "We gave up more than we liked. We were fortunate to get enough action at the net late and were rewarded."

    David Rittich earned the win with four saves in relief of Mike Smith, who stopped 10 of 14 shots through two periods. Peters said he didn't pull Smith out because of his performance.

    "I got news he wasn't right after 40 (minutes). It was real late. Just before we went on the ice, I was told Ritter was going in," Peters said. "Smitty wasn't quite feeling right. Tried to play through it and couldn't."

    Anthony Stolarz made 35 saves in the loss.

    The Flyers killed off four power plays in the third period, but couldn't hold off the Flames at the end.

    "The penalties set the table for the two tying goals," Flyers coach Dave Hakstol said. "That kills the bench, kills your energy.

    "But even at 4-2 and a two-goal lead in the third period, we're still trying to make fancy plays that end up in turnovers in the neutral zone, when we should be locking down a game."

    Couturier stripped Calgary defenseman Noah Hanafin at the point and went in alone for a short-handed goal that made it 5-3 Flyers 11:10 into the third.

    Sam Bennett's fifth goal of the season gave Calgary a 1-0 lead after one, but the teams combined for six goals in the second.

    Philadelphia opened a 4-2 lead by scoring three times in 108 seconds.

    Van Riemsdyk tied it at 2 when he pounced on a loose puck off a broken play and beat Smith stick side for a power-play goal at 5:55. Couturier got behind Monahan for a back-door pass from Jakub Voracek and his 11th of the season at 6:27. Weise fooled Smith with a soft shot from just inside the blue line at 7:43.

    Monahan's power-play goal at 10:13 of the second pulled Calgary within one. Tkachuk dished to Monahan in the slot for his team-leading 19th goal.

    "You don't want to have a game like that when you're chasing, but you stick with it and obviously we got the two points," Monahan said.
    Two time winner of the "Zukes" Cup (2011, 2012)

    Jagr tells the crowd that he wanted to make a beautiful goal but ... "It hit my ass," he said.

    "You know what was great, was today one of his fans mooned me, and he had Happy, written on his ass, HA on one cheek, and then sure enough PPY, right there on the other" ~ Shooter McGavin

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