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Wild 3, Flames 2, SO

Thursday, 03.22.2012 / 9:12 PM

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Wild 3, Flames 2, SO
Calgary Flames 2, Minnesota Wild 3
Three Stars of the Game
Devin Setoguchi
1st
G: 0Shots: 1
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 19:26
Darroll Powe
2nd
G: 1Shots: 1
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 13:26
Dany Heatley
3rd
Dany Heatley
G: 1Shots: 5
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 22:16

ST. PAUL, MN -- Devin Setoguchi scored in the fourth round of a shootout in the Minnesota Wild's 3-2 comeback victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night.

Dany Heatley and Darroll Powe scored in regulation for the Wild. Josh Harding stopped 27 shots and all four Calgary shots in the shootout to hand the Flames their fourth straight loss

Lee Stempniak and Anton Babchuk scored for Calgary, which failed to gain ground in the race for a playoff spot in the Western conference.

Powe tied it at 2 with 7:37 left in the third when his shot trickled over the goal line. Officials originally ruled no-goal, but changed the call after a replay review.

Setoguchi beat Miikka Kipprusoff with a wrist shot on the stick side, and Harding stopped Blake Comeau to seal the victory.

The Flames took a 2-0 lead early in the second period when Babchuk scored unassisted with the Flames on a 5-on-3 power play. It was Babchuk's first goal since March 9, 2011, against Dallas.

Because one of the Minnesota penalties was a high-sticking double-minor, the Flames had a 5-on-3 advantage for another minute, but failed to score again and break the game open.

Then the Wild woke up.

Getting outshot 21-4 with 16:08 left in the second, Minnesota started putting pressure on Kiprusoff.

Heatley finally broke through with a power-play goal midway through the second, his first goal in nine games and second in his last 17.

Wild captain Mikko Koivu returned from a shoulder injury after missing 15 games and centered the top line with Heatley and Setoguchi. Koivu has missed 27 games this season. The Wild are 23-16-7 with Koivu in the lineup and 8-16-3 when he's out.

The Flames entered the night tied with San Jose for 10th in the Western conference, trailing Phoenix and Los Angeles for the eighth and final postseason berth.

Calgary has scored just five goals during its four-game skid. The losing streak comes after the Flames won a season-high five in a row.

It also was the first time the Flames have lost this season when leading after two periods.

Calgary is 5-15 in overtime and Minnesota is 9-10.

scoring summary
1st Period
18:54
CGY
PPG - Lee Stempniak (13) Wrist shot - ASST: Chris Butler (12), Jay Bouwmeester (22)
1 - 0 CGY
2nd Period
01:38
CGY
PPG - Anton Babchuk (1) Slapshot - ASST: NONE
2 - 0 CGY
08:36
MIN
PPG - Dany Heatley (21) Slapshot - ASST: Devin Setoguchi (14), Matt Cullen (21)
2 - 1 CGY
3rd Period
12:23
MIN
Darroll Powe (5) Wrist shot - ASST: Nick Johnson (17), Kyle Brodziak (21)
2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDMINCGYTOTAL
1E. Christensen
M. Stajan
0 - 0
2M. Cullen
L. Stempniak
0 - 0
3M. Koivu
B. Jones
0 - 0
4D. Setoguchi
B. Comeau
1 - 0
penalty summary
1st Period
07:28
MIN
Mikko Koivu  Hooking against  Matt Stajan
07:57
CGY
Alex Tanguay  Elbowing against  Jared Spurgeon
10:57
MIN
Clayton Stoner  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
16:59
MIN
Steven Kampfer  Interference against  Blair Jones
2nd Period
00:25
MIN
Tom Gilbert  Hi stick - double minor against  Olli Jokinen
00:55
MIN
Nate Prosser  Closing hand on puck
08:15
CGY
Curtis Glencross  Slashing against  Marco Scandella
12:38
CGY
Jay Bouwmeester  Interference against  Jed Ortmeyer
14:13
CGY
Blake Comeau  Hi-sticking against  Cal Clutterbuck
3rd Period
06:32
CGY
Chris Butler  Hi-sticking against  Jed Ortmeyer
16:25
CGY
David Moss  Slashing against  Darroll Powe
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Miikka Kiprusoff
SA: 30TOI: 64:55
Saves: 28EV: 21 - 22
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 8
SV%: .933SH: 0 - 0
Josh Harding
Josh Harding
11-10-4
SA: 29TOI: 64:49
Saves: 27EV: 20 - 20
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 8
SV%: .931SH: 1 - 1