CALGARY - The Red Wings got a point but would have loved to get two.
The Calgary Flames showed why they are one of the hottest teams in the league as Mikael Backlund scored the game-winner at 3:56 of overtime for a 3-2 victory, their sixth in a row.
Flames goaltender Brian Elliott made 35 saves.
1. Henrik Zetterberg : Coach Jeff Blashill spoke before the game about Zetterberg's competitiveness and will to win. With the Wings trailing by one late in the third, Zetterberg nearly tied the game himself but Elliott made the save. So Zetterberg found Tomas Tatar with 1.8 seconds left for the game-tying goal. With the departure of Thomas Vanek, Tatar now leads the Wings with 15 goals. Zetterberg led all skaters with six shots on goal and his 23:18 ice time was second on the team only to Mike Green's 24:36.
Quotable: "His will and determination, competitiveness I talked about, whatever it is that's in his makeup, is as good as I've been around. Certainly, it's outstanding and that's why he gets and earns the minutes that he gets. You want him on the ice, he finds a way to win puck battles, he finds a way to keep it on his stick, he's got great poise under pressure. So does Tats for that matter. And Tats was able to score, so it was great." - Blashill
2. Petr Mrazek : Mrazek was able to get right into the game in the first period as the Flames peppered him with 17 shots. Calgary's Kris Versteeg beat Mrazek from the left circle four seconds into a power play at 8:19 of the first. Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall tried to make a pass in front of Mrazek but Matthew Tkachuk intercepted the pass and beat Mrazek with a backhander at 13:07. The Wings held the Flames to two shots in the second but put the Flames back on the power play in the third. Mrazek finished with 28 saves.
Quotable: "I think he's definitely playing at a real high level. I think he feels he's playing with lots of swagger. When he plays with lots of swagger, he's big in net. So I definitely think he's playing at a real high level." - Blashill
3. Darren Helm : The Wings scored the game's first goal when Darren Helm's wrist shot beat Elliott at 6:55 of the first period. It was Helm's seventh goal of the season and first since Feb. 3 against the New York Islanders. Helm had a tough shift in overtime, getting caught on the ice for an extended period before finally reaching the bench.
Quotable: "It was tough. That's the great thing about 3-on-3 hockey. For a couple of minutes it can be going your way and then the next minute you're pinned in your zone with no air in your lungs and you've just go to find a way to keep the puck out of your net and get off the ice." - Helm
4. Mitch Callahan: Playing in his second career NHL game, Callahan did not get to play a lot but he seemed to get better as the game went along. Midway through the second period, Drew Miller ended up taking a face-off and Callahan swooped in to get the puck. He then went hard on the backcheck, helping the Wings get the puck out of their own zone and then set up a nice shot on goal in the offensive zone. Callahan finished with 10 shifts for 6:24.
Quotable: "I thought Cally played well. He didn't get tons of minutes, but I thought he played well, did a good job. He's a smart hockey player, he's a good hockey player." - Blashill