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Flames top Blackhawks in overtime

Calgary, AB (SportsNetwork.com) - T.J. Brodie buried the game-winner with 2:34 
left in overtime, as the Calgary Flames outlasted the Chicago Blackhawks, 5-4, 
on Tuesday at Scotiabank Saddledome. 

Just prior to the midpoint of the extra session, Brodie picked up a rebound on 
the  low left side and raced behind the net before stuffing in a wraparound to 
send the Flames to their season-high third straight win. 

Mikael  Backlund lit the lamp twice, Matt Stajan notched a goal and an assist, 
and  Lance  Bouma added a  marker for  the Flames, who  took two of three from 
Chicago to claim the season series for the first time since 2002-03. 

Karri  Ramo recorded  the  victory, stopping  all nine  shots  he faced  after 
opening the third period between the pipes in place of starter Reto Berra, who 
allowed four goals on 24 shots over 40 minutes. 

Marian  Hossa  scored twice,  while Ben  Smith and Patrick  Kane potted a goal 
apiece for the Blackhawks, who dropped to 0-2-2 over their last four games. 

Corey  Crawford  was tagged with the  loss, despite stopping 13-of-14 shots in 
relief  of Antti  Raanta, who  allowed  four goals  on 15  shots before  being 
removed near the midpoint of the second period. 

"I didn't like the first couple of goals," Chicago head coach Joel Quenneville 
said.  "They  were going in on  him (Raanta). At the  same time it was an easy 
time to make the decision to pull him." 

Backlund's short-handed goal 10:25 into the second stanza staked the Flames to 
a 4-2 lead and prompted Raanta's benching. 

The  goaltending  change seemed to  energy the  visitors, as Chicago found the 
back of the net twice over the final seven minutes of the frame to pull even. 

Smith  made it a  one-goal game at 13:12 when his seemingly harmless shot from 
the  high  slot fluttered past Berra's  glove and Hossa brought the Blackhawk
even  at  17:33 when he buried  a rebound from  the low left side with Chicago 
shorthanded. 

"I  was  not happy  with the  third and  fourth goal,"  Calgary head coach Bob 
Hartley  said. "I felt  we had worked so hard to get there, but to our players 
credit, they didn't lose focus." 

Both  netminders  stood tall in  the third, with  Ramo stopping nine shots and 
Crawford,  who  had just entered to  start the period, turning aside all seven 
shots he faced. 

Backlund  got Calgary  on the board with  his 10th of the season 1:13 into the 
tilt,  but Kane countered  with a wrister from the low right circle at 5:43 to 
tie the score. 

Bouma  restored  Calgary's lead nearly six  minutes later, as his wrister from 
the left circle caught Raanta up high before bouncing over his head and across 
the goal line to make it 2-1 at 11:34. 

However,  Hossa smacked one home from in front at 16:35 to send the teams into 
the second tied at 2-2. 

Stajan  capped a 2-on-1 rush with his ninth of the season 3:21 into the second 
before Backlund netted a shorthanded goal at 10:25 to make it 4-2 Calgary. 

                                   Game Notes 

Chicago  is riding  its longest  losing streak  since the  2011-12 season  ... 
Calgary's  Lee  Stempniak collected  three assists  ... Flames defenseman Mark 
Giordano  added an  assist  to extend  his  point streak  to  seven games  ... 
Chicago's  Marcus Kruger  had a goal waved  off in the second period after the 
referees blew the play dead before the puck crossed the goal line. 

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