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Nash ties game in final minute, scores winner in SO as Blue Jackets sink Flames @NHLdotcom

CALGARY - Rick Nash scored the tying goal with 58 seconds left in the third period then scored the only goal of the shootout to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday.

It looked like Calgary was in control, leading 3-1 with less than five minutes remaining in the game but Columbus scored twice to pull even.

At 15:55, Blue Jackets centre Derek MacKenzie won a faceoff deep in the Flames end and Columbus quickly worked the puck back to defenceman Nikita Nikitin at the blue-line, who fired a slapshot past Miikka Kiprusoff through traffic.

With goaltender Curtis Sanford pulled for an extra attacker, Nikitin set up the tying goal at 19:02 when his slapshot from the blue-line was deflected in by Nash, who scored his team-leading eighth goal.

After neither team could end it in overtime, Calgary became the final NHL team to appear in a shootout this season.

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