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STL
3
OTT
2
FINAL
MTL
2
BOS
0
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DET
1
TOR
4
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MIN
1
TBL
2
FINAL
PIT
1
NYI
4
FINAL
CBJ
2
PHI
4
FINAL
BUF
2
WSH
1
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2
NSH
3
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LAK
4
DAL
5
FINAL
CAR
3
COL
4
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4
CGY
5
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7
EDM
1
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ARI
4
SJS
3

Pickard gets first NHL win, Avalanche top Hurricanes

Rick Sadowski  -  NHL.com Correspondent | Sunday, 11.23.2014 / 1:50 AM

CALGARY -- The Calgary Flames aren’t too keen on losing streaks. They’re big on comebacks, though.

Jiri Hudler scored the shootout winner and Karri Ramo made 25 saves as the Flames rallied to beat the New Jersey Devils 5-4 in a shootout at Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday.

The Flames, who lost 4-3 against the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday, improved to 8-0-1 when coming off a loss and improved their NHL-leading total for wins when trailing after two periods to five.

"I'll have to get my heart checked," Flames coach Bob Hartley said. "I don't know how they do it but we found a way again. We're not making it easy but we're making it interesting."

Scott Clemmensen took the loss in his first start of the season. Cory Schneider had the night off for the first time this season after shutting out the Edmonton Oilers 2-0 on Friday, ending his franchise-record of 20 straight starts to begin a season. Schneider had played all but 64 minutes prior to Clemmensen’s start.

"It’s definitely frustrating because you only get a limited number of opportunities," Clemmensen said. "I would’ve loved to walk out of here with the win regardless of how it happened. So be it. Can’t change the past now. Just move forward."

After Sean Monahan and former Flame Mike Cammalleri traded goals in the second round of the shootout, Hudler beat Clemmensen in the fourth with a wrist shot to the blocker and Ramo stopped Travis Zajac’s to secure the win for the Flames.

"We play to win a game," Ramo said. "We don't play to lose by one goal. We attack, we attack a lot, and we create a lot of scoring chances. Sometimes it comes and bites us but that's what I've noticed and think it's the reason we find success when we're behind. We play on the edge all the time and keep pushing."

Trailing 3-1 with Michael Ryder in the penalty box for interference, Clemmensen stopped Kris Russell’s initial point shot after it was tipped by Michael Ferland in front, but Josh Jooris swatted in the rebound to make it 3-2.The assist was Ferland’s first career NHL point.

In the third period, New Jersey forward Tuomo Ruutu failed to convert on a chance off the rush, but Calgary defenseman Mark Giordano ploughed through Ramo on the backcheck, allowing Ruutu to slide the puck under the Flames goaltender to give the Devils a 4-2 edge at 10:26.

Clemmensen stopped Paul Byron’s one-timer from the slot with 5:46 remaining and with Calgary’s net empty for an extra attacker, a pair of Giordano point shots.

Clemmensen couldn’t stop Hudler, who corralled the rebound on Giordano’s second attempt and fluttered it over the goal line at 17:38.

With five seconds remaining in regulation, Curtis Glencross added his second of the night to tie the game 4-4 to force overtime.

"That's a fun third period to play," Glencross said. "You don't want to be down a couple goals like that going into the third, but we did a great job in the third period. We got lots of shots, lots of traffic in front of the net and finally capitalized on our opportunities."

It was the first time the Flames scored twice with the goalie pulled in franchise history.

"It's a gut feeling," Hartley said. "You try to prepare your lines so you have eight forwards ready to go and we knew which four D's we wanted to use so you set it up. I had told [Ramo] at the TV Timeout, when it gets to about 3 and a half minutes, 3 minutes, I said 'we go'."

Adam Henrique opened the scoring for the Devils on their first shot of the game 4:51 into the period when he finished a reverse feed from Patrik Elias behind the net.

The lead was extended when Cammalleri took a blind backhanded pass from Jaromir Jagr and one-timed the backdoor feed behind Ramo for his eighth of the season at 13:46.

Cammalleri spent two separate stints with the Flames (2008-09, 2011-14) and played 216 regular season games, scoring 89 goals and 178 points.

"A couple times I let the emotions get the better of me out there. I probably should’ve been more disciplined," said Cammalleri, who received two minor penalties. "I think it was a real entertaining game. I had a lot of fun playing it. There was definitely no shortage of chirps from the other team. I was getting it left, right and center."

In his first start since April 1, 2014, Clemmensen had plenty of opportunities to knock the rust off making 12 first period saves, including a sliding effort against Johnny Gaudreau after the Devils goaltender coughed up the puck on a clearing attempt with under two minutes remaining.

Nearing the midway mark of the second period, a Lance Bouma feed to Glencross pinballed around the crease and Sean Monahan couldn’t shovel his attempt behind Clemmensen, either.

"They kept me in the game, that’s for sure," Clemmensen said. "I was obviously rusty. It probably made things a little more exciting than it needed to be, especially in the first period. Overall pretty comfortable. For me, it’s just that, being comfortable and having fun out there. I thought since they did have quite a number of shots it helped me out throughout the game."

Glencross made good on his second attempt. After picking off Travis Zajac’s clearing attempt in the slot, he fired a shot that floated by Clemmensen’s glove and to cut New Jersey’s lead to 2-1 at 10:18.

The unassisted effort was Glencross’ first goal in eight games and his second in 18 games.

"It was rewarding to finally get a couple but at the end of the night, the biggest thing is we got another two points in here," Glencross said. "We needed to finish the homestand off strong, going on the road for the next three games, so it was a big win."

Zajac atoned for the miscue with 6.8 seconds remaining in the second. Henrique’s initial shot from the slot struck the crossbar, but Zajac sent the rebound across the goal line before Ramo had the chance to react to restore New Jersey’s two-goal edge.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
03:48CAR John-Michael Liles (1) ASST: Jeff Skinner (5), Eric Staal (7) 1 - 0 CAR
05:10CAR Nathan Gerbe (2) ASST: Riley Nash (10), Jeff Skinner (6) 2 - 0 CAR
10:52COL Zach Redmond (2) ASST: Tomas Vincour (1), Andrew Agozzino (1) 2 - 1 CAR
16:50CAR Andrej Nestrasil (1) ASST: Riley Nash (11), Tim Gleason (3) 3 - 1 CAR
2nd Period
08:25COL Erik Johnson (4) ASST: Nathan MacKinnon (9), Gabriel Landeskog (5) 3 - 2 CAR
3rd Period
14:43COL Jarome Iginla (3) ASST: Gabriel Landeskog (6), Nathan MacKinnon (10) 3 - 3 Tie
18:25COL Zach Redmond (3) ASST: Jarome Iginla (9), Nathan MacKinnon (11) 4 - 3 COL
Three Stars of the Game
Erik Johnson
1st
G: 1Shots: 4
A: 0Hits: 4
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 25:00
Nathan MacKinnon
2nd
G: 0Shots: 4
A: 3Hits: 0
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 18:19
Zach Redmond
3rd
G: 2Shots: 4
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 3TOI: 19:44
Penalty Summary
1st Period
01:05CAR Eric Staal  Tripping against  Matt Duchene
2nd Period
06:23CAR Ron Hainsey  Interference against  Matt Duchene
18:10CAR Justin Faulk  Tripping against  Nathan MacKinnon
3rd Period
08:09CAR Brad Malone  Illegal Check To Head against  Tomas Vincour
shots by period
PeriodCARCOL
1st107
2nd912
3rd816
Total2735
Team Stats
CategoryCARCOL
Power Plays0/00/4
Hits617
Faceoff Wins3433
Giveaways29
Takeaways810
Blocked Shots1719
Penalty Minutes80
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