NHL Game Summary - Calgary at St. Louis
(Friday, December 5th)
Final Score: Calgary 4, St. Louis 3 (OT)
St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Michael Cammalleri scored 2:21 into overtime as the Calgary Flames rallied to beat the St. Louis Blues, 4-3, at Scottrade Center.
In the extra session, Cammalleri picked up the puck in the neutral zone, flew down the right wing and from the right circle blew a wrister past Chris Mason for the win.
Dion Phaneuf assisted on all four goals while Jarome Iginla had a goal and an assist for the Flames, who have won four of their last five games. Miikka Kiprusoff made 22 saves in the win.
"We were able to come together and get two points," said Cammalleri. "I don't think I'm the hero of the game, I was just the guy who scored the winning goal."
Patrik Berglund and Brad Boyes each had a goal and an assist for the Blues, who have dropped four of five. Mason made 26 stops in the loss.
"We can't afford to give up too many penalties," said Mason. "We played a good first two periods but then we shot ourselves in the foot."
Trailing by two goals to start the third period, Calgary clawed its way back into the game with a pair of power-play tallies.
The Flames made it a 3-2 contest as Todd Bertuzzi had the puck behind the net and centered it to Iginla, who one-timed it in from down low just 1:43 into the frame.
About 3 1/2 minutes later, Phaneuf fired a wrister on net from the left point that David Moss, setting up the screen in front, deflected past Mason to tie the contest.
St. Louis drew first blood in the game to take a 1-0 lead. In the Calgary zone, a weak clearing attempt was kept in by Barret Jackman, who threw a wrist shot on net. Kiprusoff made the save, but the rebound went right to David Backes, who slammed it home with 6:10 left in the first.
On the power play, St. Louis made it a 2-0 game. Boyes had the puck along the left boards and made a nice move to get clear of the defender. From the low left side he backhanded a pass to the slot where Berglund one-timed it past Kiprusoff with 3:49 left in the first.
Calgary managed just two shots on net in the first period, both of which Mason stopped.
The Flames got on the board at the 7:12 mark of the second period on a rush as Phaneuf let fly with a wrister from the left circle that Mason stopped, but the rebound kicked out front where Rene Bourque banged it in to make it a 2-1 game.
St. Louis, though, got the goal back with another power-play tally. Carlo Colaiacovo fired a one-timer from the right point that a Calgary defender deflected away from the net with his stick. However, it went down to Berglund at the right circle and he snapped a pass to the left circle where Boyes slammed it into the open net with 4:10 left in the second.
Berglund's power-play goal broke a string of 20 successful kills by Calgary...St. Louis hosts Phoenix on Saturday...Calgary plays in New York against the Rangers on Sunday...Calgary has won four straight and 11 of 12 overall against St. Louis...Each team went 2-for-5 on the power play...Kiprusoff is 11-0-1 against St. Louis in his career.
12/05 23:54:32 ET