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Blue Jackets 5, Flames 4, SO

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:51 AM

Associated Press

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Blue Jackets 5, Flames 4, SO
Calgary Flames 4, Columbus Blue Jackets 5

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -Manny Malhotra made sure the Columbus Blue Jackets finally took advantage of their home ice.

Malhotra scored in the 11th shootout round to give the Blue Jackets a 5-4 victory over the Calgary Flames on Friday night.

"We've been disappointing the hometown fans a little bit of late," Malhotra said of the Blue Jackets, who had lost three of four at home. "We just wanted to give them something to cheer about."

After Columbus goaltender Pascal Leclaire smothered Chuck Kobasew's shot, Malhotra skated down the middle of the ice and wristed a hard shot between Jamie McLennan's leg pads.

The Blue Jackets, who failed on four earlier chances to win the shootout, surrounded a smiling Malhotra to congratulate him and Leclaire.

"It was a great way to win the hockey game," said coach Gerard Gallant, whose team had lost six of seven.

It was the second-longest shootout this season. The New York Rangers beat Philadelphia in the 13th round on Oct. 7.

David Vyborny had two goals, Sergei Fedorov had a goal and an assist, and Ron Hainsey and Fredrik Modin each had two assists for Columbus. The Blue Jackets improved to 8-2-1 at home in the series against Calgary. Duvie Westcott also had a goal.

"It was like a playoff game," Vyborny said. "Calgary had seven points like we did. It's a big two points for us right now."

Daymond Langkow, slumping early in the season, broke out with a goal and two assists. Jarome Iginla and Dion Phaneuf each added a goal and an assist for the Flames, who have lost four in a row overall and five straight on the road.

"It's disappointing," said Alex Tanguay, who added a goal. "We're not in a situation where we can give away points."

The Flames trailed 3-1 after a period but scored the next three goals to take the lead for the first time. Columbus tied it 4-4 on Vyborny's power-play tally, his second goal of the game and fourth this season, that came with 7:09 remaining in regulation.

"We needed a win, that was quite evident," Malhotra said. "We played a really strong first period but we had mental lapses in the second and let them back in the game. The main thing is that we came away with two points."

The Blue Jackets came in with just three goals in their last 46 power plays, but scored on their first three chances. The four power-play goals tied a franchise record.

It was only the second time in franchise history that the Blue Jackets converted on three power plays in a period.

Just 22 seconds after Iginla got Calgary even at 1, Westcott's shot from the right point slipped through traffic to beat McLennan, who was filling in for Miikka Kiprusoff. It was the 50th point of Westcott's four-year NHL career.

The Flames cut the lead to 3-2 just 19 seconds into the second period when Iginla skated in from the right wing and muscled a shot on Leclaire, with Langkow cleaning up on the long rebound.

Tanguay then scored off a pretty setup from Tony Amonte, who tried a wraparound with the puck sliding through the crease to Tanguay for his third of the season.

Phaneuf's one-timer from the right point made it 4-3.

"The last two periods were a step forward for this team," Calgary coach Jim Playfair said. "We gave ourselves a chance to win the hockey game. I view it as our first period didn't start with emotion and our second and third did."

Notes: The Flames, who had just 15 shots in a 3-2 loss at Detroit on Wednesday night, mustered only five in the opening period but finished with 32. ... LW Rick Nash has gone eight games without a goal for the Blue Jackets. ... Iginla has five goals and three assists in his last six games.

scoring summary
1st Period
03:05
CBJ
PPG - Sergei Fedorov (2) ASST: Nikolay Zherdev (3), Anders Eriksson (5)
1 - 0 CBJ
15:21
CGY
SHG - Jarome Iginla (7) ASST: Daymond Langkow (7)
1 - 1 Tie
15:43
CBJ
PPG - Duvie Westcott (3) ASST: Ron Hainsey (3), Jason Chimera (3)
2 - 1 CBJ
17:32
CBJ
PPG - David Vyborny (3) ASST: Sergei Fedorov (1), Freddy Modin (3)
3 - 1 CBJ
2nd Period
00:19
CGY
Daymond Langkow (3) ASST: Jarome Iginla (6), Robyn Regehr (2)
3 - 2 CBJ
3rd Period
02:44
CGY
Alex Tanguay (3) ASST: Tony Amonte (2), Dion Phaneuf (5)
3 - 3 Tie
07:18
CGY
PPG - Dion Phaneuf (3) ASST: Roman Hamrlik (4), Daymond Langkow (8)
4 - 3 CGY
12:51
CBJ
PPG - David Vyborny (4) ASST: Freddy Modin (4), Ron Hainsey (4)
4 - 4 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDCGYCBJ
1M. LombardiF. Modin
2J. IginlaR. Nash
3T. AmonteN. Zherdev
4A. TanguayD. Vyborny
5K. HuseliusS. Fedorov
6D. BoydG. Brule
7B. RitchieA. Carter
8D. LangkowJ. Chimera
9D. PhaneufA. Svitov
10J. FriesenA. Eriksson
11C. KobasewM. Malhotra
penalty summary
1st Period
00:52
CBJ
Manny Malhotra  Holding
02:21
CGY
Chuck Kobasew  Hooking
13:56
CGY
Marcus Nilson  Hooking against  Rostislav Klesla
15:59
CBJ
Jody Shelley  Fighting (maj) against  Brandon Prust
15:59
CGY
Brandon Prust  Fighting (maj) against  Jody Shelley
15:59
CGY
Brandon Prust  Hooking
16:29
CGY
Jeff Friesen  Tripping
2nd Period
01:05
CGY
Dion Phaneuf  Slashing against  Duvie Westcott
01:05
CBJ
Jason Chimera  Roughing
01:05
CBJ
Duvie Westcott  Hooking against  Dion Phaneuf
03:36
CBJ
Rostislav Klesla  Tripping against  Alex Tanguay
05:27
CGY
Alex Tanguay  Too many men/ice - bench
08:36
CGY
Byron Ritchie  Roughing against  Jody Shelley
08:36
CBJ
Jody Shelley  Charging against  Byron Ritchie
08:36
CBJ
Jody Shelley  Roughing against  Byron Ritchie
13:40
CGY
Andrew Ference  Hooking
17:28
CGY
Brandon Prust  Hi-sticking against  Adam Foote
17:28
CGY
Brandon Prust  Hi-sticking against  Adam Foote
3rd Period
03:07
CGY
Andrei Zyuzin  Tripping against  Manny Malhotra
03:07
CBJ
Manny Malhotra  Diving against  Andrei Zyuzin
06:41
CBJ
Rostislav Klesla  Hooking against  Chuck Kobasew
11:27
CGY
Andrew Ference  Tripping
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Jamie McLennan
SA: 37TOI: 64:48
Saves: 33EV: 23 - 23
PIM: 0PP: 10 - 14
SV%: .892SH: 0 - 0
Pascal Leclaire
SA: 32TOI: 64:54
Saves: 28EV: 22 - 24
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 6
SV%: .875SH: 1 - 2