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Tkachuk's tricky goal perfect ending for Flames on Halloween

Forward scores on between-the-legs shot for shocking OT win against Predators

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Tkachuk's jaw-dropping OT winner

CGY@NSH: Tkachuk goes between his legs for OT winner

Matthew Tkachuk puts his stick between his legs to score a spectacular goal just before overtime expires, lifting the Flames to a dramatic win

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Matthew Tkachuk's trick proved to be the sweetest treat for the Calgary Flames on Thursday. 

The forward scored a ridiculous between-the-legs goal with 1.6 seconds left in overtime in a 6-5 win against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on Halloween. 

"I try it it seems like once a game," Tkachuk said. "I'm lucky it went in. I knew there was very little time on the clock. Very little, like a couple seconds. Where the puck was, I couldn't get my feet or my body around to keep it on my forehand. I didn't think I'd have the time to do that and I didn't want to go ahead of it to try and backhand smack it, so that was kind of the last resort. And it went in, which was nice."

After teammate Elias Lindholm's shot was blocked, Tkachuk got the loose puck in the slot, let it slide through his legs and then flipped it over the right shoulder of Predators goalie Pekka Rinne. 

Tkachuk also scored the tying goal with 39 seconds left in the third period, making him the second player in Flames history to score a tying goal in the final minute of regulation and a goal in the final minute of overtime. Eddy Beers did it against the Vancouver Canucks on Oct. 30, 1983. 

The incredible goal came two days after the Flames had a goal-of-the-year candidate scored against them; Carolina Hurricanes forward Andrei Svechnikov scored a lacrosse-style goal in a 2-1 win Tuesday.

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