The Flames showed yet another example of their penchant for, excuse another canine pun in addition to the headline, 'dogged determination' this season.

Calgary rallied from two, two-goal deficits to beat the visiting Arizona Coyotes 6-5 Sunday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

It was their eighth multi-goal comeback of the season.

Nazem Kadri scored a pair in the third period - including the game-winner - as part of a three-point night, which vaulted him up to 74 points on the season with two games left to play.

His linemate, Andrei Kuzmenko, scored a goal - his fourth in two games and fifth in his last four outings - and had two points, as did blueliner Rasmus Andersson, who collected a couple of helpers.

Matt Coronato, Connor Zary and Yegor Sharangovich also scored for the Flames, as Sharangovich broke Mikhail Grabovski’s NHL record for most points in a season by a Belarusian with 59.

Dustin Wolf got the start and finished the night with 30 saves.

Watch all the highlights - and there was lots of them - from Calgary's 6-5 win over Arizona

The 'Yotes had a red-hot start, scoring twice as they put the first seven shots of the game on Wolf.

Alex Kerfoot snapped a low wrister home at 2:56, and then Matias Maccelli was in the perfect spot to take a missed-shot rebound off the end boards and put it into the cage at 3:55.

Then it was showtime for Calgary’s most dominant line of late.

Martin Pospisil started a 3-on-2 rush, dishing to Kuzmenko whose spinning backhand pass to Kadri was tough to tame but once he settled it down, he made a seeing-eye feed back through a maze of bodies to Kuzmenko who popped it in the yawning cage at 7:22 for his 22nd of the season.

Kuzmenko buries the Kadri feed to trim the deficit

Then a muffed pass from Maccelli ended up on the stick of Coronato who had a 2-on-1 rush with Kevin Rooney, the youngster opting to hold and fire one low glove-side at 9:42.

Dylan Guenther put Arizona back ahead at 17:54 on the powerplay, followed by Connor Ingram making an incredible left pad stop to rob Pospisil’s in-tight tip from Kadri in the final minute of play.

Coronato leads a 2-on-1 and rifles home a beauty

Wolf made arguably his biggest save of the night with a spectacular stop on Kerfoot some seven minutes into the third, lunging across the crease in the sliding split to deny his offering.

Wolf takes away a sure goal with a beauty split save

Zary scored his 14th of the campaign at 9:07, putting home a slick feed from Dryden Hunt.

Hunt centres to Zary, who makes no mistake in tight

The Coyotes then scored a pair of one-timers from the faceoff circle in quick succession, Guenther tallying at 15:14 and then just under a minute later, Josh Doan - son of Arizona legend Shane Doan - made it 5-3.

Sharangovich would score his historic marker 33 seconds after that, Mikael Backlund slinging a backhand pass on a rope from the right-wing boards on a rush, No. 17 taking it and going forehand, backhand in a phone booth to tuck it around Ingram so quick that many didn't know it was a goal till the refs arm shot up in the air.

Sharangovich scores beauty, sets country record

Kadri tied it up a scant 1:14 into the third, hustling and beating an icing, then turning and firing the puck from a ludicrous angle on the goal-line that squeaked past Ingram.

Kadri beats Ingram from a sharp angle to tie the game at five

Kadri's game-winner came on the powerplay at 5:43, moments after MacKenzie Weegar tattooed the post behind Ingram. The puck fell at the feet of Kuzmenko, who passed out Weegar and his second attempt was tipped home by Kadri.

The powerplay comes through as the Flames take the lead

The Lineup:


Martin Pospisil - Nazem Kadri - Andrei Kuzmenko

Yegor Sharangovich - Mikael Backlund - Andrew Mangiapane

Jonathan Huberdeau - Connor Zary - Dryden Hunt

Matt Coronato - Kevin Rooney - Walker Duehr


MacKenzie Weegar - Daniil Miromanov

Oliver Kylington - Rasmus Andersson

Nikita Okhotiuk - Brayden Pachal


Dustin Wolf - starter

Jacob Markstrom

They Said It:

"It's nice to (pass) Mikhail"

"He’s got a skill-set that we don’t have"

"Starting to feel good about myself and my game"

The Numbers Game:

Shots: CGY 31, ARI 35

Powerplay: CGY 1-3, ARI 1-3

Faceoffs: CGY 60.6%, ARI 33.3%

Blocked Shots: CGY 16, ARI 12

Hits: CGY 27, ARI 12

5-on-5 Scoring Chances: CGY 22, ARI 30

5-on-5 High-Danger Scoring Chances: CGY 10, ARI 7

Up Next:

The Flames head to Vancouver to face the Canucks on Tuesday before returning to the Scotiabank Saddledome ice to finish off the season when they host the Sharks Thursday at 7 p.m. (TICKETS)