CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Ales Hemsky scored twice in regulation, Tyler Seguin had the only goal in the shootout, and the Dallas Stars beat the Calgary Flames 4-3 Wednesday night for their seventh win in eight games.
Seguin got a shot past Karri Ramo in the first round of the shootout, and Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen was perfect against Joe Colborne, Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan to get the victory.
Jamie Benn also scored for Dallas, which pulled six points behind Winnipeg for the second wild-card spot in the Western Conference.
Derek Engelland got his first two goals of the season, and Gaudreau also scored in regulation for Calgary. The Flames remained third in the Pacific Division, one point up on Los Angeles — which sits outside of a playoff spot, but has played one fewer game.
Calgary trailed 3-2 after two periods before Engelland tied it with his second of the night with 8:41 remaining. The defenseman, who also tied it at 2-all in the second, got the puck at the blue line and sent a floater toward the net and the puck found the top corner.
Engelland’s first career two-goal game came after he had gone without a goal in his last 77 games, dating back to last season.
Lehtonen finished with 31 saves through overtime and Ramo stopped 27 shots.
The first five goals all came in the second period and Hemsky’s second of the game gave the Stars a 3-2 lead with 16 seconds remaining in the period. With the teams playing 4-on-4, Shawn Horcoff brought the puck up ice on a 2-on-1, hung onto it patiently and set up Hemsky near the far post for an open net.
Dallas got on the scoreboard 47 seconds into the second when Hemsky skated over the blue line and beat Ramo with a wrist shot to the top corner.
Jason Spezza set up Benn on a power play for an easy tap-in exactly 10 minutes later to make it 2-0.
Gaudreau cut the Flames’ deficit in half when he slipped a shot through Lehtonen’s pads with 7:16 left in the period. It was his 21st goal of the season, and he leads all rookies with 58 points.
Engelland tied it 1:05 later with a wrist shot from the blue line.