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Senators Come Back To Beat Flames in OT

Friday, 30.12.2011 / 7:32 PM / Calgary Flames Budweiser Game Day
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Senators Come Back To Beat Flames in OT




2011-12 Game No. 39; Road Game No. 22
Flames Record: 18-16-5

HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT - NOW THAT'S A ONE-TIMER!
FULL HIGHLIGHTS ›IRVING STOPS SPEZZA› GAME GALLERY ›THE FIVE TAKEAWAYS ›


CALGARYFLAMES.COM 3 STARS
1st STAR
ERIK KARLSSON

DEFENCE - OTT
GOALS: 1 | ASST: 1 | SHOTS: 8 | +/-: +1
TOI: 27:12 | HITS: 3

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2nd STAR
DANIEL ALFREDSSON
RIGHT WING- OTT
GOALS: 1 | ASST: 0 | SHOTS: 3 | +/-: -1
TOI: 19:28 | HITS: 0

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3rd STAR
JAROME IGINLA

RIGHT WING - CGY

GOALS: 0 | ASST: 1 | SHOTS: 6 | +/-: 0
TOI: 22:15 | HITS: 1

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OTTAWA, ON -- The Ottawa Senators overcame a three-goal deficit to defeat the Calgary Flames 4-3 in overtime.

Daniel Alfredsson scored his 400th career goal in dramatic fashion, blasting a shot past Leland Irving at 3:31 of extra time.

Erik Karlsson assisted on the power play goal. The defenceman was key in victory, scoring the tying marker in the third period.

Irving made 46 saves in his third NHL start.

Alex Auld let in a shaky goal just 23 seconds into regulation when Rene Bourque spun around and sent a soft shot towards the net. It slipped past the netminder slowly and ended up in the back of the net.

Curtis Glencross made it a 2-0 game at 6:25 of the first period with a power play marker. Jay Bouwmeester dished him the puck from behind the goal line and the winger sent his one-timer top shelf.

Jarome Iginla earned the secondary assist on the tally.

By the end of the frame, the visitors were ahead by three goals thanks to a Chris Butler's first of the season.

Auld didn't appear to be ready at all for the blueliner's shot and it whizzed past him at 18:49. Anton Babchuk and Mikael Backlund were credited with the helpers.

The Senators made a goaltending change in the middle frame, replacing Auld with Craig Anderson.

Ottawa came out hard in the second period, scoring twice and dictating the play. Nick Foligno and Zack Smith beat Irving and the Senators put 14 pucks on the rookie.

Karlsson scored the equalizer at 4:28 of the third period. He was able to collect his own rebound at the side of the net, swooped behind the net and sent a shot over top of a sprawling Irving.


PHOTO OF THE GAME
BY THE NUMBERS
STAT OF THE NIGHT
Anton Babchuk returned to the lineup on Friday night and a ton of grit and determination. He registed four hits, three blocked shots, two shots on net, and one assist in his first game since Nov. 8.

FLAMES LEADERS
Icetime -- Bouwmeester (27:07)
Shots -- Brodie, Iginla (6)
Hits -- Sarich, Babchuk (4)
Blocks -- Bouwmeester, Babchuk, Butler, Glencross (3)
Takeaways -- Iginla, Jokinen (2)
Faceoff Wins -- Iginla (3, 75%)
TWEET OF THE NIGHT:
! Jackman's great. The guy never takes a bad penalty. Works hard every game. .


FLAMES LINEUP VS. OTTAWA
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Curtis Glencross Olli Jokinen Jarome Iginla
Rene Bourque Mikael Backlund Lee Stempniak
Blake Comeau Roman Horak Paul Byron
Tom Kostopoulos Brendan Morrison Tim Jackman
DEFENCE PAIRINGS
Left Defence Right Defence
Scott Hannan Anton Babchuk
Jay Bouwmeester Chris Butler
TJ Brodie Cory Sarich
Goaltenders: Miikka Kiprusoff, Leland Irving
Starting Lineup: Irving, Bouwmeester, Butler, Bourque, Backlund, Stempniak
POWERPLAY UNITS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Rene Bourque Brendan Morrison Lee Stempniak
Curtis Glencross Olli Jokinen Jarome Iginla
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
Anton Babchuk TJ Brodie
PENALTY KILL UNITS
FORWARD UNITS
Forward Forward
Rene Bourque Mikael Backlund
Blake Comeau Lee Stempniak
DEFENCE PAIRINGS
Left Defence Right Defence
Jay Bouwmeester Chris Butler
Scott Hannan Cory Sarich