Zibanejad's natural hat trick leads Senators past Flames 6-4
Calgary Flames' Johnny Gaudreau, second from left, celebrates his goal with teammates T. J. Brodie, (7) Sean Monahan and David Jones (19) during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Ottawa Senators on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Calgary, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Mika Zibanejad scored three times in a span of 2:38 in the third period to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 6-4 comeback victory over the Calgary Flames on Saturday night.
Zack Smith, Nick Paul and Jean-Gabriel Pageau also scored for Ottawa, which has won five of its last six and remained six points back of the Pittsburgh Penguins for the second wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference.
Johnny Gaudreau had two goals and an assist, and Joe Colborne and Sean Monahan also scored for the Flames, who are winless in their last four.
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Trailing 4-2, Zibanejad got Ottawa's rally started at 6:10, beating Joni Ortio on a wrist shot. He tied it at 7:59, and capped his first career hat trick 49 seconds later.