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Flames win sixth straight game, defeat Predators in OT

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames

NASHVILLE, TN -- Defenceman Kris Russell scored 1:23 into overtime to give the Calgary Flames a 2-1 win against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on Tuesday.

Forward Johnny Gaudreau led a 2-on-1 rush and fed a pass to Russell, who was able to get to the puck and beat Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne for his second goal.

The Flames (14-14-2) have won six in a row and are 7-1 in games decided during 3-on-3 overtime.

The Predators (15-10-6) are 1-2-1 in their past four games and 9-4-2 at home.

Cody Hodgson gave the Predators a 1-0 lead at 5:09 of the first period when he scored on a penalty shot. Hodgson was hooked by Flames defenceman TJ Brodie on a breakaway and was awarded the penalty shot. He made a quick move to freeze goaltender Karri Ramo and then beat him with a wrist shot on the glove side for his third goal.

Brodie tied the game 1-1 at 12:28 of the second period. Nashville lost Brodie in coverage, and he took a pass forward Sam Bennett from and fired a wrist shot past Rinne for his fourth goal.

Calgary had two minutes of a 5-on-3 power play in the second period but was unable to convert.

Ramo made 21 saves; Rinne finished with 19.

Flames forward Michael Frolik left the game early in the third period with an upper-body injury and didn't return

The Flames visit the Dallas Stars on Thursday in the second of a four-game road trip. The Predators play at the St. Louis Blues on Thursday.

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