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Curtis Glencross scores OT winner for Flames in 4-3 pre-season win over Coyotes

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SYLVAN LAKE, Alta. - Curtis Glencross scored the overtime winner for the Calgary Flames in a 4-3 pre-season victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday.

Glencross tipped in a shot from the blue-line from Kris Russell for a power-play goal at 3:10 of the extra period.

Deryk Engelland, Brian McGrattan and Sven Baertschi also scored for the Flames, who are 2-1-0 in the pre-season.

B.J. Crombeen had a goal and an assist and Matt Kassian and Joe Vitale also scored for Arizona. Defenceman Chris Summers had two assists.

Sylvan Lake, Alta., won this year's Kraft Hockeyville contest, which included a grant of $100,000 for arena upgrades, as well as the right to host an NHL pre-season game. The community of 13,000 is just west of Red Deer.

With a capacity of just under 1,000, the Sylvan Lake Multi-Plex was full and speckled with a few blue Oilers jerseys among red Flames shirts.

Ten Albertans participated in the game including Coyotes captain Shane Doan, who is from Halkirk 150 kilometres east of Sylvan Lake.

The roof of the aging Sylvan Lake Arena next door to the Multi-Plex collapsed in January. The city intends to raise $2 million for a multiplex redevelopment project.

Calgary killed off three Arizona power-play chances in the third period and to start overtime.

Arizona goalie Mike McKenna stopped 25 of 28 shots through two periods in his first pre-season action. Brendan Burke turned aside seven of eight in the third and overtime. Burke is the son of Arizona goaltending coach Sean Burke, who played 18 seasons in the NHL.

After 11 saves on 14 shots, Calgary's Joni Ortio was replaced after two periods by Doug Carr, who stopped all 12 he faced in the third and extra period.

Baertschi deadlocked the game 3-3 with nine seconds remaining in the second period. McKenna got a piece of the Swiss forward's sharp-angled shot, but the puck trickled under the goaltender's arm and into the net.

Arizona led 3-2 at 3:06 when Brandon Gormley's shot from the top of the face-off circle deflected off Crombeen's leg and into Calgary's net.

Flames enforcer McGrattan scored at 1:59 when he banked in a goal-mouth pass from Markus Granlund.

With Calgary trailing 2-0, Edmonton native Engelland threaded a high wrist shot through traffic to halve the deficit with a power-play goal at 19:06.

Arizona's Vitale batted a rebound out of the air by Ortio at 12:58. Kassian, another Edmontonian invited to Arizona's camp on a try-out contract, also scored on a rebound from the slot at 8:56.

The Coyotes finished one spot out of a playoff berth last season at 37-30-15, while the Flames were well out of the post-season at 35-40-7.

Wednesday's pre-season game was the first of three in as many days for the Flames, who host the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday in Calgary and play in Vancouver on Friday.

The Coyotes are in San Jose on Friday to face the Sharks and are in Vancouver on Monday.

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