Calgary
Flames
37-29-16
Ottawa
Senators
41-31-10
OT
32 SOG
49 SOG
1st2nd3rdOTT
CGY
OTT
game recap

Senators 4, Flames 3, OT

Friday, 12.30.2011 / 8:32 PM

calgaryflames.com

Three Stars of the Game
Daniel Alfredsson
1st
Daniel Alfredsson
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 19:28
Erik Karlsson
2nd
Erik Karlsson
G: 1Shots: 8
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 27:12
Jay Bouwmeester
3rd
Jay Bouwmeester
D
G: 0Shots: 1
A: 1Hits: 3
PTS: 1PIM: 4
+/-: -1TOI: 27:07

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.

scoring summary
1st Period
00:23
CGY
Rene Bourque (12) Deflected shot - ASST: NONE
1 - 0 CGY
06:25
CGY
PPG - Curtis Glencross (15) Snap shot - ASST: Jay Bouwmeester (13), Jarome Iginla (16)
2 - 0 CGY
18:49
CGY
Chris Butler (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Anton Babchuk (4), Mikael Backlund (2)
3 - 0 CGY
2nd Period
03:34
OTT
Nick Foligno (11) Backhand shot - ASST: Sergei Gonchar (19)
3 - 1 CGY
12:01
OTT
Zack Smith (11) Wrist shot - ASST: Brian Lee (5), Chris Phillips (10)
3 - 2 CGY
3rd Period
04:28
OTT
Erik Karlsson (5) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE
3 - 3 Tie
OT Period
03:31
OTT
PPG - Daniel Alfredsson (11) Slapshot - ASST: Erik Karlsson (30), Chris Neil (7)
4 - 3 OTT
penalty summary
1st Period
01:46
OTT
Chris Neil  Fighting (maj) against  Tim Jackman
01:46
CGY
Tim Jackman  Fighting (maj) against  Chris Neil
05:05
OTT
Nick Foligno  Holding the stick against  Scott Hannan
16:37
OTT
Zenon Konopka  Tripping against  Brendan Morrison
2nd Period
05:24
OTT
Brian Lee  Cross checking against  Paul Byron
14:59
CGY
Jay Bouwmeester  Hooking against  Zenon Konopka
3rd Period
07:46
CGY
Cory Sarich  Interference against  Erik Condra
16:32
CGY
Jay Bouwmeester  Roughing against  Milan Michalek
16:32
OTT
Milan Michalek  Roughing against  Jay Bouwmeester
OT Period
02:20
CGY
Rene Bourque  Holding against  Erik Karlsson
goalie stats
Leland Irving
Leland Irving
1-0-2
SA: 49TOI: 63:31
Saves: 45EV: 37 - 40
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 8
SV%: .918SH: 1 - 1
Alex Auld
Alex Auld
SA: 15TOI: 20:00
Saves: 12EV: 8 - 10
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 5
SV%: .800SH: 0 - 0
Craig Anderson
Craig Anderson
16-12-3
SA: 17TOI: 43:31
Saves: 17EV: 15 - 15
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 1
SV%: 1.000SH: 1 - 1