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44-28-10
Calgary
Flames
42-30-10

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CGY
game recap

Flames 5, Wild 3

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:52 AM

Associated Press

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Flames 5, Wild 3
Minnesota Wild 3, Calgary Flames 5

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -Alex Tanguay made up for a miscue earlier this week that cost Calgary a game.

He scored the tying and go-ahead goals to help the Flames come back from a three-goal deficit and beat Minnesota 5-3 on Wednesday night, handing the Wild their first regulation loss in nine games this season.

Minnesota earned 15 of 16 available points in its first eight games, winning seven times and losing in a shootout at Los Angeles.

Jarome Iginla and Dion Phaneuf got the comeback started with power-play goals in the second, and Tanguay tied it in the period with his first goal of the season.

Tanguay, who turned over the puck on the power play Monday night in a 4-1 loss to the Sharks, gave Calgary the lead at 3:46 of the third, and Robyn Regehr added a goal at 8:03.

"I wasn't happy about Monday, I gave (San Jose) a goal that shifted the game's momentum," said Tanguay, whose goals were his first in 18 games dating to last season. "Tonight, we were skating and Iggy and Daymond (Langkow) were playing great. When we're skating, we're first on the puck and with their skill level, it's easy to make plays."

On the go-ahead goal, goalie Niklas Backstrom shoveled the puck behind his net for Nick Schultz, but it bounced over the defenseman's stick. Iginla corralled the puck and zipped a pass out to Adrian Aucoin, whose slap shot was deflected in by Tanguay.

Tanguay tied the game at 15:29 of the second.

"The game changed after that," Wild coach Jacques Lemaire said "We weren't as disciplined, we weren't as sharp, we stopped doing the good things that got us the lead that we had. You could see it coming."

Miikka Kiprusoff made 16 saves for the Flames.

Brian Rolston and Mark Parrish scored power-play goals for Minnesota in a 2:04 span early in the first period, and Wes Walz made it 3-0 at 9:41.

"This brings you back down to earth quick," Parrish said. "It's a humbling game, it really is. Just when you think you have everything figured out, something like that comes along and bites you."

Notes: After giving up the two early power-play goals, the Flames' successfully killed their final seven penalties. ... Backstrom made 19 saves. He entered the night second in the NHL in goals against average (1.48), second in wins (5), and third in save percentage (.943).

scoring summary
1st Period
03:16
MIN
PPG - Brian Rolston (4) ASST: Pierre-Marc Bouchard (6), James Sheppard (1)
1 - 0 MIN
05:20
MIN
PPG - Mark Parrish (3) ASST: Kim Johnsson (2), Marian Gaborik (6)
2 - 0 MIN
09:41
MIN
Wes Walz (1) ASST: Branko Radivojevic (3), Marian Gaborik (7)
3 - 0 MIN
2nd Period
10:33
CGY
Jarome Iginla (6) ASST: Daymond Langkow (5)
3 - 1 MIN
14:05
CGY
PPG - Dion Phaneuf (3) ASST: Alex Tanguay (9), Adrian Aucoin (4)
3 - 2 MIN
15:29
CGY
Alex Tanguay (1) ASST: Jarome Iginla (9), Daymond Langkow (6)
3 - 3 Tie
3rd Period
03:46
CGY
Alex Tanguay (2) ASST: Adrian Aucoin (5), Jarome Iginla (10)
4 - 3 CGY
08:03
CGY
Robyn Regehr (1) ASST: Owen Nolan (2), Matthew Lombardi (3)
5 - 3 CGY
penalty summary
1st Period
02:23
CGY
Eric Godard  Holding against  Martin Skoula
04:07
CGY
Rhett Warrener  Hooking against  Matt Foy
10:39
MIN
Pierre-Marc Bouchard  Interference against  Marcus Nilson
14:47
MIN
Stephane Veilleux  Misconduct (10 min) against  Dion Phaneuf
14:47
MIN
Stephane Veilleux  Instigator against  Dion Phaneuf
14:47
MIN
Stephane Veilleux  Fighting (maj) against  Dion Phaneuf
14:47
CGY
Dion Phaneuf  Fighting (maj) against  Stephane Veilleux
2nd Period
03:19
CGY
Mark Smith  Fighting (maj) against  Matt Foy
03:19
MIN
Matt Foy  Fighting (maj) against  Mark Smith
03:31
MIN
Marian Gaborik  Hooking against  Dion Phaneuf
03:49
MIN
Brian Rolston  Hi-sticking against  Dion Phaneuf
08:00
CGY
Stephane Yelle  Hi-sticking against  Pierre-Marc Bouchard
10:58
CGY
Craig Conroy  Hooking against  Pierre-Marc Bouchard
12:54
MIN
Marian Gaborik  Interference against  Adrian Aucoin
16:55
CGY
Dion Phaneuf  Tripping against  Mikko Koivu
3rd Period
00:59
CGY
Craig Conroy  Hooking against  Martin Skoula
04:12
CGY
Craig Conroy  Elbowing against  Kurtis Foster
10:02
MIN
Kim Johnsson  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
14:15
CGY
Owen Nolan  Slashing against  Brent Burns
17:34
CGY
Jarome Iginla  Interference on goalkeeper against  Niklas Backstrom
goalie stats
Niklas Backstrom
SA: 24TOI: 59:51
Saves: 19EV: 12 - 16
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 6
SV%: .792SH: 2 - 2
Miikka Kiprusoff
SA: 19TOI: 60:00
Saves: 16EV: 5 - 6
PIM: 0PP: 10 - 12
SV%: .842SH: 1 - 1