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Flames rally for three unanswered goals to beat the Ducks 4-3

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CALGARY - The Calgary Flames rallied for three unanswered goals in the third period Tuesday night to win 4-3 over the Anaheim Ducks.

Marc Giordano assisted on the tying goal then scored the go ahead goal as the Flames improved to 19-11-4. Calgary entered the night one point behind the Northwest Division-leading Vancouver Canucks.

After Ryan Getzlaf had given Anaheim its first lead of the night 3:45 into the third period, Calgary took just 14 seconds to tie it.

The tying goal, coming in his NHL debut, was scored by Brett Sutter, son of Flames GM Darryl Sutter.

Giordano's shot was collected by Craig Conroy at the side of the Anaheim goal, who in turn whacked the puck across the crease to Sutter. Sutter had the puck hit him in the chest and land at his feet where he jammed it in.

Sutter, 21, was recalled from Quad Cities (AHL) on Monday where the second-year pro had one goal and six assists in 28 games. He is the eighth of the famous Viking, Alta., Sutter family and second of the second generation to make it to the NHL.

Giordano gave the Flames a 3-2 lead at 11:49 on the night's first power-play goal.

With the puck in the corner, Iginla spotted Giordano streaking into the slot and fed him a perfect pass that Giordano one-timed into the top corner behind Jean-Sebastien Giguere.

Mike Cammalleri added a goal at 14:18 to give Calgary a two-goal cushion and it would turn out to be a pivotal goal as Brendan Morrison's second goal of the night two minutes later set up a dramatic finish.

David Moss also scored for Calgary.

Anaheim (18-14-3) has lost five of its last six road games.

Anaheim had taken a 2-1 lead at 3:45 of the third.

As Corey Perry circled out from behind the Flames net and attempted to snap a shot, the puck was deflected off his stick into the slot where Getzlaf collected it and quickly zipped a backhand into the open side before Miikka Kiprusoff could slide across.

After a scoreless first period, Calgary struck first in the second period when Craig Conroy fired a cross-ice pass onto the stick of Moss breaking towards the net and he snapped a 30-foot shot past Giguere.

It was the 11th goal of the season for Moss, which is a new career high surpassing the 10 he scored two years ago as a rookie.

However, Anaheim tied it up at 17:48 of the second. Brett Hedican's shot going wide of the net hit rookie Anaheim centre Andrew Ebbett and caromed wildly into the slot where Morrison was right there to fire in his fifth goal.

Giguere, who had 28 saves, was back in the net for the first time since leaving the team after the death of his father. It was the first time he has lost in his last six starts having entered the night 4-0-0 during the previous five games with a 1.93 goals-against average.

Kiprusoff had 30 saves for the Flames to improve to 19-10-3.

Notes: Ebbett of Vernon, B.C., had two assists for his first two NHL points... Calgary LW Curtis Glencross (leg) is back practising and is expected to rejoin the line-up after Christmas. Glencross has missed four games... Anaheim LW Brad May got back in the line-up after sitting out the past seven games. He took the place of C Ryan Carter, who was a healthy scratch... Despite coming from behind to win twice win losing after two periods (2-9-1), Anaheim has yet to win a game when trailing after one period (0-7-1).

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