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Ben Bishop loses Kings debut in OT against Flames

Goalie makes 28 saves in first game with Los Angeles; TJ Brodie helps Calgary win fifth straight

by Aaron Vickers / NHL.com Correspondent

CALGARY -- TJ Brodie scored on Ben Bishop 1:47 into overtime to give the Calgary Flames a 2-1 win against the Los Angeles Kings at Scotiabank Saddledome on Tuesday.

Bishop made 28 saves in his first game with Los Angeles after being traded by the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday.

"I'm excited here moving forward," Bishop said. "Watching these guys from a distance and now the last couple games being around them, you can see why they've been so successful. We're chasing here. We need as many points as we can."

 

WATCH: All Kings vs. Flames highlights

 

Brodie scored on a breakaway after he took a long stretch pass from Mikael Backlund and put a backhand shot past Bishop.

"I saw the middle of the ice open up and I figured I'd shoot through there and [Backlund] made a great pass," Brodie said.

Micheal Ferland also scored, and Brian Elliott made 28 saves for the Flames (34-26-4), who have won five in a row and are 10-2-1 in their past 13 games. The run has moved Calgary to within two points of the Anaheim Ducks for third in the Pacific Division.

"The team's been playing really good right now," Ferland said. "We know how important these games are and we want to just keep trying to get points."

Video: LAK@CGY: Bishop stones Gaudreau on two-on-one rush

Tanner Pearson scored for the Kings (30-27-6), who have lost back-to-back games in overtime after a 5-4 loss at the Minnesota Wild on Monday. Los Angeles is one point back of the St. Louis Blues for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Western Conference.

"Both nights losing in overtime is tough," Bishop said. "Anytime you can get two points in two road games … that's usually the way it works. You want as many points as road games."

Pearson gave the Kings a 1-0 lead with a power-play goal at 8:42 when he pushed his third attempt past Elliott's pad. Video review confirmed the puck completely crossed the goal line. The Flames unsuccessfully challenged the goal for goaltender interference.

"I don't think the ref saw it go in in the first place, and then it was a good goal," said Pearson, who has 13 points (six goals, seven assists) in his past nine games. "I think he even told our coach he had no pushing on the goalie, so the second replay didn't really cross my mind."

Ferland made it 1-1 at 9:44 of the second period with his fourth goal in the past five games.

The Kings acquired Bishop and a fifth-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday for goaltender Peter Budaj, defenseman Erik Cernak, a seventh-round pick and a conditional pick in this year's draft.

"First, you have to learn everyone's name," Bishop said. "That helps. That and just learn the terminology and talking with each other. It'll take a little bit of time. It's a good group in there. [They're) veterans and they like to talk a lot, which helps me. I'm just looking forward to it."

 

Goal of the game

Ferland hit Jake Muzzin in the Kings corner before circling back into the slot to one-time Mark Giordano's feed past Bishop's blocker. "I just went to the net after I finished a check, and first instinct was just to get a shot off," Ferland said.

Video: LAK@CGY: Ferland sweeps a one-timer past Bishop

 

Save of the game

Bishop made a glove save on Sean Monahan's wrist shot from between the hash marks 4:36 into the game. "There's not a lot of room to shoot on him, that's for sure," Pearson said. "He's definitely a big guy back there."

Video: LAK@CGY: Bishop denies Monahan in Kings debut

 

Highlight of the game

Brodie took a stretch pass from Backlund before lifting a backhand over Bishop for the game-winner. "He came down and pump-faked it and I didn't really bite," Bishop said. "He went backhand. I thought I was with him the whole time. We wanted two points, but we'll take one."

Video: LAK@CGY: Brodie breaks in, roofs backhand for OT win

 

Unsung performance of the game

Giordano finished with an assist, five blocked shots and one hit in 22:34 of ice time.

 

They said it

"We are confident and we should be. We are a good hockey team and we've been trying to build that up all season right from that start." -- Flames coach Glen Gulutzan

"Schedule demands it. It's not just our club. I think you look around the League this year, for sure you're seeing more of a tandem situation." -- Kings coach Darryl Sutter on acquiring goalie Ben Bishop

 

Need to know

Backlund has seven points (four goals, three assists) in his past seven games. … Elliott has five wins in his past six starts. … With an assist on Pearson's goal, Jeff Carter has nine points (three goals, six assists) in the past nine games. … The Flames placed defenseman Jyrki Jokipakka on waivers Tuesday.

 

What's next

Kings: Host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday (10:30 p.m. ET; FS-W, SNO, NHL.TV)

Flames: Host the Detroit Red Wings on Friday (9 p.m. ET; SNW, FS-D, NHL.TV)

 

Video: Brodie lifts Flames to 2-1 OT win against Kings

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