Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Sports
  3. NHL

Red hot Flames beat Wild in OT

See also

According to the Calgary Flames website, the Calgary Flames won their fifth game in a row Saturday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome by defeating the Minnesota Wild 4-3.

Mikael Backlund scored the overtime winner at 2:25 of the extra frame from Sean Monahan and Mark Giordano. Backlund's first goal of the hockey game was shorthanded and came at the one minute mark of the third period to put the Flames up 3-1 at the time.

Calgary's two goal third period lead evaporated however when Dany Heatley and Keith Ballard scored for Minnesota to force overtime.

Backlund was one of four Flames to record a multi-point game in the contest. T.J. Galiardi had a goal and an assist and defensemen Mark Giordano and Chris Butler had two assists each.

The Flames with the win improve to 21-27-7 but are still 14 points back of the Vancouver Canucks for a playoff spot in the Western Conference.

This was the Flames' last home game before the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Calgary now goes on the road for three straight games starting in Montreal on Tuesday.


Today's top buzz...

  • NBA point guards
    The other guys: NBA's top 5 underrated point guards
    NBA Buzz
  • Gwen Stefani
    From Snoop Dogg to Gwen Stefani: The special Coachella guests we loved seeing
    Music News
  • The Ultimate Warrior
    An autopsy on the Ultimate Warrior reveals what suddenly killed the wrestling hero
    Fight Sports
  • Marlon Wayans
    Exclusive: Marlon Wayans dishes on 'A Haunted House 2' and getting sexy with a doll
    Movies Buzz
  • Scott Harnell
    Philadelphia Flyers forward Scott Hartnell has been fined $5K for spearing
    NHL Buzz
  • Game of Thrones
    The stars of 'Game of Thrones' react to the shocking purple wedding
    TV Buzz

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about and apply today!