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Flames 5, Oilers 4, SO

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:48 AM

Associated Press

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Flames 5, Oilers 4, SO
Calgary Flames 5, Edmonton Oilers 4

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) - There's still a flicker of hope in the Calgary Flames' playoff aspirations.

Alex Tanguay scored in the first round of a shootout to give the Flames a 5-4 comeback victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night.

Calgary, down 4-1 early in the third period, is ninth in the Western Conference, a point behind eighth-place Chicago for the final playoff spot. Calgary has five games left, while Chicago has eight to play.

The victory was only the Flames' second in their last eight games.

Former Oiler Steve Staios forced overtime, beating Devan Dubnyk with a slap shot with 1:55 left in the third.

"That was awesome," said Jarome Iginla, who had two power-play goals. "That felt as great as any goal we have scored all year. Everybody jumped when he scored. That was a playoff game for us. That was our playoff lives and we get to live again."

Iginla started the comeback at 5:55 of the third with second goal of the game and 36th of the season.

Curtis Glencross made it 4-3 with 7:51 left off an assist from Iginla.

"It was an unbelievable comeback," Calgary goalie Miikka Kiprusoff said. "Everybody knows how huge those points were for us. We have to be pretty happy right now."

Magnus Paajarvi, Teemu Hartikainen, Colin Fraser and Ryan Jones scored for Edmonton. The Oilers, last overall in the NHL, have lost nine in a row.

"We knew they were a team pushing for the playoffs and that they were going to sell the farm to try to do it," Jones said. "It would have been great. If you look at the game in its entirety, for the first 50 minutes, we showed signs that we were going to be a great hockey team."

Oilers coach Tom Renney bristled at suggestions that his team has nothing to play for but a chance to serve as spoilers.

"There's lots to fight for," Renney said. "This is about securing your NHL opportunity and continuing to work on our identity as a team. This is about making sure that our opponents have respect for us in terms of how hard we play. That has to translate into winning at some point in time."

NOTES: Kiprusoff made 17 saves. ... Calgary forward Niklas Hagman missed his second consecutive game because of concussion-like symptoms.

scoring summary
1st Period
15:24
EDM
Magnus Paajarvi (12) Wrist shot - ASST: Andrew Cogliano (21), Linus Omark (18)
1 - 0 EDM
2nd Period
08:22
CGY
PPG - Jarome Iginla (35) Slapshot - ASST: Mark Giordano (29), Tom Kostopoulos (10)
1 - 1 Tie
09:21
EDM
Teemu Hartikainen (1) Snap shot - ASST: Jordan Eberle (22), Theo Peckham (10)
2 - 1 EDM
19:34
EDM
SHG - Colin Fraser (3) Snap shot - ASST: NONE
3 - 1 EDM
3rd Period
03:31
EDM
Ryan Jones (17) Backhand shot - ASST: Ryan O'Marra (3), Liam Reddox (9)
4 - 1 EDM
05:55
CGY
PPG - Jarome Iginla (36) Snap shot - ASST: Mark Giordano (30), Mikael Backlund (12)
4 - 2 EDM
12:09
CGY
Curtis Glencross (23) Snap shot - ASST: Jarome Iginla (39), Mark Giordano (31)
4 - 3 EDM
18:05
CGY
Steve Staios (3) Slapshot - ASST: Rene Bourque (23), Olli Jokinen (36)
4 - 4 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDEDMCGYTOTAL
1J. Eberle
A. Tanguay
0 - 1
2R. Jones
R. Bourque
0 - 1
3T. Hartikainen
0 - 1
penalty summary
1st Period
09:01
EDM
Steve MacIntyre  Roughing against  Olli Jokinen
2nd Period
07:22
EDM
Steve MacIntyre  Interference against  Tim Jackman
18:06
EDM
Jeff Petry  Closing hand on puck
3rd Period
05:15
EDM
Teemu Hartikainen  Interference against  Olli Jokinen
OT Period
04:17
CGY
Robyn Regehr  Hi-sticking against  Andrew Cogliano
04:58
CGY
Mark Giordano  Tripping against  Jordan Eberle
goalie stats
Miikka Kiprusoff
SA: 21TOI: 65:00
Saves: 17EV: 17 - 20
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 0
SV%: .810SH: 0 - 1
Devan Dubnyk
Devan Dubnyk
10-12-8
SA: 31TOI: 65:00
Saves: 27EV: 23 - 25
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 6
SV%: .871SH: 0 - 0