Backlund breaks tie in 3rd period, Flames beat Red Wings 3-2
DETROIT (AP) Mikael Backlund scored the tiebreaking goal with 7:46 left in the third period to give the Calgary Flames a 3-2 victory over the slumping Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night.
Garnet Hathaway got his first career goal and Matt Stajan also scored for Calgary. Flames defenseman Dougie Hamilton had three assists, and Chad Johnson stopped 21 shots.
Tomas Tatar and Anthony Mantha scored for Detroit, which lost its fourth straight. Jimmy Howard made 23 saves.
Backlund broke a 2-all tie when he slammed Michael Frolik's pass from the left circle past Howard and into the open side of the net. It was Backlund's second goal.