Calgary, AB (SportsNetwork.com) – Sean Monahan scored the game-winning goal in
the shootout as the Calgary Flames battled back to beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-3
Held to seven shots through 40 minutes, the Flames continued their third-
period dominance this season by scoring three goals, the last two by Dennis
Wideman, to go up 3-2.
The Ducks tied it on a power-play goal by Kyle Palmieri, then killed a penalty
to force overtime. The Flames had another man advantage for the last 19.6
seconds of the extra session.
Monahan scored to open the third round of the tiebreaker, and Corey Perry
misfired on the Ducks’ final opportunity.
Jiri Hudler had the other third-period goal for the Flames, who have started a
five-game homestand with three consecutive wins and improved to 7-2-0 in their
last nine games overall.
Jonas Hiller made 24 saves in his first start against the Ducks, the team with
whom he spent his first seven seasons.
Sami Vatanen had a goal with two assists, and Frederik Andersen stopped 16
shots in Anaheim’s third straight loss. Six of the Ducks’ last seven games
have gone beyond regulation, with the team going 1-1-5.