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Facts and Figures: Flames continue third-period comeback trend

Rally from two goals down, top Blue Jackets in OT

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The Calgary Flames became the latest team to win after trailing by multiple goals in the third period when they rallied for a 3-2 overtime win against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Scotiabank Saddledome on Wednesday.

Forward Matthew Tkachuk tied the game with 1:43 remaining in the third period and defenseman TJ Brodie won it by scoring at 4:49 of overtime, capping Calgary's comeback after Columbus scored twice in the first period. It's the 43rd multigoal third-period comeback in the NHL this season, six shy of the League record of 49 set in 2009-10.

Tweet from @PR_NHL: The @NHLFlames��� rally marked the 43rd instance in 2019-20 of a team overcoming a multi-goal third-period deficit to win a game.That���s six shy of the most through an entire regular season in NHL history ��� with over 200 games still remaining in 2019-20. #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/DuGnRn38ko

Calgary (35-26-7) is third in the Pacific Division, three points behind the Edmonton Oilers and three points ahead of the Vancouver Canucks, Winnipeg Jets and Arizona Coyotes. The Flames won for the eighth time this season when trailing after two periods.

They are one short of the Washington Capitals and Dallas Stars, who lead the NHL with nine such wins.

 

Ducks beat clock, end Avalanche winning streak

The Flames weren't the only team to win on a goal in the final seconds of overtime. Forward Rickard Rakell scored with 1.2 seconds left in OT to give the Anaheim Ducks a 4-3 win against the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center, ending Colorado's seven-game winning streak.

Rakell became the third player in Ducks history to score at 4:58 or later in a regular-season overtime, joining Peter Douris (4:59) on Nov. 17, 1995, and Corey Perry (4:58) on Jan. 5, 2014.

Tweet from @PR_NHL: Rickard Rakell is the third player in @AnaheimDucks history to score at 4:58 or later in a regular-season overtime period, joining Peter Douris on Nov. 17, 1995 (4:59) and Corey Perry on Jan. 5, 2014 (4:58). #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/rzDhp0HCEo

Colorado (40-18-8) moved within two points of the St. Louis Blues for first place in the Central Division.

 

Streaking Flyers close in on Capitals in Metropolitan Division

The Philadelphia Flyers extended their winning streak to a season-long seven games and closed within one point of first place in the Metropolitan Division by defeating the Capitals 5-2 at Capital One Arena.

Philadelphia (39-20-7) won three of four games this season against Washington (40-20-6) and can move past the Capitals into first place with a win against the Carolina Hurricanes at Wells Fargo Center on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, NBCSP, NHL.TV) and a regulation loss by the Capitals to the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden (7 p.m. ET; MSG, NBCSWA, NHL.TV).

Tweet from @PR_NHL: The @NHLFlyers (39-20-7, 85 points) extended their season-high win streak to seven games and moved within one point of Metropolitan Division-leading Washington (40-20-6, 86 points). #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/cRXn5BHVGD

Travis Konecny scored his team-leading 24th goal for Philadelphia. The forward, who turns 23 on March 11, also leads the Flyers with 61 points and has 185 points (83 goals, 102 assists) in 296 regular-season games. With five points in Philadelphia's remaining three games before his birthday, Konecny would match Hockey Hall of Famer Bobby Clarke (190 points; 77 goals, 113 assists) for the sixth-most by a Philadelphia player at age 22 or younger.

Tweet from @PR_NHL: Will @NHLFlyers forward Travis Konecny ��� who turns 23 on March 11 ��� join this list at the end of the season? 🤔 #NHLStats pic.twitter.com/b4IEciETMC

Clarke, now a senior adviser for the Flyers, is one of seven different players in Philadelphia history age 23 or younger to lead the Flyers in points at the conclusion of a season (outright or tied).

 

Pageau returns to Ottawa with Islanders

Jean-Gabriel Pageau makes his return to Canadian Tire Centre when the New York Islanders visit the Ottawa Senators on Thursday (7:30 p.m. ET; TSN5, RDS2, MSG+, NHL.TV). The center had 182 points (87 goals, 95 assists) in 428 games with the Senators before being traded to New York on Feb. 24.

Pageau has two goals in four games with the Islanders, but New York is 0-2-2 since the trade and was outscored 10-2 in its past two games, home losses to the Boston Bruins (4-0) and Montreal Canadiens (6-2). The Islanders (35-22-8) lead the Hurricanes by one point for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Eastern Conference and is one point behind the Blue Jackets for the first wild card.

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