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Flames 4, Wild 2

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:51 AM

Associated Press

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Flames 4, Wild 2
Minnesota Wild 2, Calgary Flames 4

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - The Calgary Flames pushed aside the Minnesota Wild in the third period.

Steven Reinprecht and Jason Wiemer scored third-period goals and the Calgary Flames beat the Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Thursday night to move back into first place in the Northwest Division.

"We haven't played the 60 minutes like we wanted to lately, and tonight, we played good," Reinprecht said. "We battled from behind a couple of times and we came out hard in the third and that's what our identity is."

Reinprecht broke a 2-2 tie with 8:13 left, and Jason Wiemer put the game away with 3:34 to go with his first goal of the season.

"It was a pretty good game both sides," Wild coach Jacques Lemaire. "In the third they got a couple good plays and we made a mistake on that last goal."

Tony Amonte and Shean Donovan also scored to help the Flames take a one-point lead over Vancouver in the tight Northwest Division.

Richie Regehr, the younger brother of Flames defenseman Robyn Regehr, picked up an assist on the winning goal in his first NHL game.

"A great shot by Richie, hard and on the net. I just threw my stick out and it bounced off of it," Reinprecht said.

Richie Regehr was called up from Omaha of the AHL on Monday.

"I just put my head down and shot it towards the net," he said.

Miikka Kiprusoff made 32 saves for the Flames to improve to 19-10-4.

Kyle Wanvig and Pascal Dupuis scored for Minnesota, which entered the game with a three-game winning streak.

Calgary tied it at 2 with 42 seconds left in the second period when Donovan curled out from behind the net and squeezed a backhander behind Dwayne Roloson. The goal was Donovan's first in 35 games.

"It was a great feeling and to tie it up going into the third period, I was excited," said Donovan, who also had an assist.

The goal came 1:29 after Minnesota took the lead on Dupuis' breakaway goal.

"We had the momentum and everything was fitting into our plans, but then all of a sudden that bad bounce and it's a tied hockey game," Wanvig said.

Notes: Minnesota was coming victories Monday and Wednesday nights in Edmonton. ... In a statistical oddity, Minnesota has a better record when it's outshot (14-10-2) then when it outshoots the opposition (3-6-2).

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
01:20
MIN
Kyle Wanvig (3) ASST: Brian Rolston (20), Todd White (10)
1 - 0 MIN
12:50
CGY
PPG - Tony Amonte (10) ASST: Dion Phaneuf (13), Matthew Lombardi (6)
1 - 1 Tie
17:49
MIN
Pascal Dupuis (5) ASST: Willie Mitchell (4), Nick Schultz (2)
2 - 1 MIN
19:18
CGY
Shean Donovan (2) ASST: Steve Reinprecht (14), Bryan Marchment (2)
2 - 2 Tie
3rd Period
11:47
CGY
Steve Reinprecht (8) ASST: Richie Regehr (1), Marcus Nilson (7)
3 - 2 CGY
16:26
CGY
Jason Wiemer (1) ASST: Shean Donovan (3), Jordan Leopold (8)
4 - 2 CGY
penalty summary
1st Period
05:24
CGY
Marcus Nilson  Holding against  Willie Mitchell
09:46
MIN
Kurtis Foster  Slashing against  Steve Reinprecht
2nd Period
04:31
CGY
Robyn Regehr  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Dwayne Roloson
04:31
MIN
Dwayne Roloson  Slashing against  Robyn Regehr
06:10
MIN
Filip Kuba  Hooking against  Steve Reinprecht
12:40
MIN
Filip Kuba  Holding the stick against  Chris Simon
15:31
CGY
Robyn Regehr  Holding against  Marian Gaborik
3rd Period
07:16
CGY
Bryan Marchment  Charging against  Kyle Wanvig
19:28
CGY
Matthew Lombardi  Hooking against  Willie Mitchell
goalie stats
Dwayne Roloson
SA: 34TOI: 60:00
Saves: 30EV: 25 - 28
PIM: 2PP: 5 - 6
SV%: .882SH: 0 - 0
Miikka Kiprusoff
SA: 34TOI: 59:57
Saves: 32EV: 29 - 31
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: .941SH: 0 - 0