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3/5/16 Flames vs. Penguins

game recap

Backlund, Flames end losing streak

Calgary had lost seven straight; Crosby scores twice for Penguins

by Wes Crosby / NHL,com Correspondent

Backlund's go-ahead goal

CGY@PIT: Backlund scores off feed from Hamilton

3/5/16: Dougie Hamilton moves deep into the Penguins' zone and gets a pass to Mikael Backlund, who deflects it into the net in the 2nd period

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PITTSBURGH - The Calgary Flames fought back from two one-goal deficits to defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-2 at Consol Energy Center on Saturday.

After failing to score on a double-minor power play in the second period, the Flames took a lead four seconds after it expired. Forward Mikael Backlund redirected a shot from defenseman Dougie Hamilton past goalie Marc-Andre Fleury's blocker to put Calgary up 3-2 with 4:14 remaining in the period.

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Penguins' Fleury gets start against Flames

Schultz could debut for Pittsburgh; Ortio likely Calgary starter

by Wes Crosby / Correspondent

FLAMES (26-34-4) at PENGUINS (33-22-8)


Season series: The Calgary Flames defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-2 at Scotiabank Saddledome on Nov. 7 on the strength of three first-period goals. Calgary goalie Karri Ramo made 23 saves and forward Johnny Gaudreau scored twice.

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