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Wild 2, Flames 1, OT

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 3:50 AM

Associated Press

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Wild 2, Flames 1, OT
Minnesota Wild 2, Calgary Flames 1

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -Martin Havlat and the Minnesota Wild found a way to earn two points against Miikka Kiprusoff and the Calgary Flames.

Havlat scored at 3:15 of overtime to give the Minnesota Wild to a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Friday night.

Havlat took a cross-ice pass from defenseman Marek Zidlicky and fired a shot behind Kiprusoff, who had no chance on the play.

"We played hard for 60 minutes, or 65," Havlat said. "I don't know how many we played, but everybody did a great job. ... We started very good. I think tonight we just kept it going until the last second. I think we played one of the best games we have played so far this year."

James Sheppard also scored for Minnesota. The Wild have won two in a row and seven of their past eight games to improve to 15-13-3.

Aaron Johnson scored for Calgary.

Kiprusoff had a spectacular game, stopping 44 of 46 shots he faced to help the Flames earn a point.

"It's a shame to waste a performance like that," Calgary assistant coach Dave Lowry said. "He gave us every opportunity to win."

Fellow Finnish goalie Niklas Backstrom made 22 saves for the Wild to improve his record to 13-10-3.

The Wild carried the majority of the play in the first period, outshooting the Flames 19-3. Kiprusoff turned aside three shots each by Wild forwards Mikko Koivu and Guillaume Latendresse and defenseman Kim Johnsson.

NOTES: Calgary has scored the first goal in 24 of 31 games this season. ... Calgary defenseman Jay Bouwmeester extended the NHL's longest current consecutive games streak to 373.

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
05:10
CGY
Aaron Johnson (1) ASST: Curtis Glencross (8), Dustin Boyd (7)
1 - 0 CGY
09:30
MIN
James Sheppard (2) ASST: Shane Hnidy (7), Martin Havlat (10)
1 - 1 Tie
OT Period
03:15
MIN
Martin Havlat (3) ASST: Marek Zidlicky (15), Greg Zanon (5)
2 - 1 MIN
penalty summary
1st Period
07:54
CGY
Mark Giordano  Roughing against  Cal Clutterbuck
12:53
MIN
Guillaume Latendresse  Hooking against  Curtis Glencross
17:21
CGY
Fredrik Sjostrom  Boarding against  Owen Nolan
2nd Period
03:40
MIN
Eric Belanger  Tripping against  Nigel Dawes
04:19
CGY
Rene Bourque  Hi-sticking against  Marek Zidlicky
08:01
CGY
Brian McGrattan  Fighting (maj) against  Derek Boogaard
08:01
MIN
Derek Boogaard  Fighting (maj) against  Brian McGrattan
09:50
CGY
Olli Jokinen  Tripping against  Greg Zanon
10:32
CGY
Rene Bourque  Closing hand on puck
13:17
MIN
Chuck Kobasew  Hooking against  Rene Bourque
3rd Period
11:45
MIN
Nick Schultz  Hooking against  Rene Bourque
11:45
CGY
Rene Bourque  Holding the stick against  Nick Schultz
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Niklas Backstrom
SA: 23TOI: 63:03
Saves: 22EV: 20 - 21
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 2
SV%: .957SH: 0 - 0
Miikka Kiprusoff
Miikka Kiprusoff
17-7-4
SA: 46TOI: 63:15
Saves: 44EV: 33 - 35
PIM: 0PP: 9 - 9
SV%: .957SH: 2 - 2
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