The Calgary Flames exemplified some very positive signs on Tuesday, but at the end of the day could only salvage a single point.
Zach Parise scored at the twenty-seven second mark of overtime as the Minnesota Wild defeated the Flames 2-1. Parise's goal came on the power play after Flames' defenceman Mark Giordano took a penalty in the final minute of the third period for covering the puck with his glove.
Wild rookie forward Jason Zucker also scored his second career goal to tie the score with 4:19 left. Zucker's statistical line of one goal, a plus one and three shots was impressive for the limited action of seven minutes he saw on the ice.
The brightest spot for the Flames came from goaltender Joey MacDonald, who was under five minutes from collecting his first shutout as a Calgary Flame and third of his career.
With the win, according to TSN, the Wild are one point back of the Detroit Red Wings for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference, while the Flames are three points back.
In other Flames' news they made a minor trade on Monday. The Flames traded centre Mitch Wahl to Philadelphia for right winger Mike Testwuide.