Flames over­whelm Chicago Black­hawks

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CALGARY: Johnny Gau­dreau had a high­light-reel goal 1:38 into over­time and the Calgary Flames beat the Chicago Black­hawks 2-1 on Fri­day night to re­main per­fect in over­time games. Calgary has won five of six games that went to ex­tra time, with the loss com­ing in its only shootout. The Flames solved goalie Scott Dar­ling with their sixth shot of the pe­riod. Gau­dreau chased down his own re­bound and then went back­hand-to-fore­hand be­fore beat­ing Dar­ling from in tight. Sean Mon­a­han also scored, and Karri Ramo made 18 saves to help Calgary win con­sec­u­tive games for just the sec­ond time this sea­son. The Flames have won four straight at the Sad­dle­dome. Artem Anisi­mov scored his eighth, and Dar­ling made 35 saves for Chicago. Pa­trick Kane’s points streak ended at 14 games.


Jeff Petry had his first two-goal game and Mon­treal beat New York in goalie Carey Price’s re­turn from a lower-body in­jury. Price, the NHL’s reign­ing MVP and Vez­ina Tro­phy win­ner, missed eight games. He made 33 saves to help Mon­treal win for the sec­ond time in three games. To­mas Fleis­chmann, Nathan Beaulieu and Bren­dan Gal­lagher also scored to help the Cana­di­ens im­prove to 15-4-2. Mon­treal is tied with Dal­las for the NHL lead with 32 points. Brock Nel­son scored twice, and Travis Ha­monic added a goal for New York.


Sergei Bo­brovsky made 39 saves for his 12th ca­reer shutout, and Boone Jen­ner and Ryan Jo­hansen each had a goal and an as­sist in Colum­bus’ vic­tory over Nashville. Gre­gory Camp­bell and Scott Hart­nell also scored to help Colum­bus win for the fourth time in five games. Bo­brovsky got his sixth win in seven starts. Nashville’s Pekka Rinne sur­ren­dered goals on Colum­bus’ first two shots 1:41 apart, and the Blue Jack­ets scored three times on their first nine shots.


Jof­frey Lupul beat Cam Ward to the glove side in the fifth round of the shootout to lift Toronto past Carolina. Brad Malone scored for the Hur­ri­canes 7:47 into the third pe­riod, and Toronto’s Nazem Kadri tied it with 3:33 left. Toronto’s James Reimer stopped 33 shots, and Ward made 24 saves. Toronto has won five of six games, and Carolina has lost five straight.


Leon Drai­saitl and Tay­lor Hall each had a goal and two as­sists and Ed­mon­ton beat New Jer­sey to snap a three-game los­ing streak. Os­car Klef­bom, Jor­dan Eberle and Mark Letestu also scored, and An­ders Nils­son made 19 saves to help the Oil­ers win for the sec­ond time in seven out­ings. Kyle Palmieri scored for New Jer­sey.


Mike Green and Dy­lan Larkin put Detroit ahead with sec­ond-pe­riod goals and Petr Mrazek made 35 saves in the Red Wings’ vic­tory over Los An­ge­les. To­mas Tatar also scored for the Red Wings, and Justin Ab­delka­der and Hen­rik Zet­ter­berg each had two as­sists. Jeff Carter scored twice for Los An­ge­les. The Kings dropped to 5-2 on the road.—AP

NEW YORK: Mon­treal Cana­di­ens right wing Bren­dan Gal­lagher (11) knocks the puck away from New York Is­lan­ders cen­ter John Tavares (91) dur­ing an NHL hockey game on Fri­day, Nov 20, 2015. _— AP

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