CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Dillon Dube scored with 2:25 to go in overtime to give the Calgary Flames a 4-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets Monday night.
Andrew Mangiapane had a goal and two assists, and Nazem Kadri and Walker Duehr also scored for the Flames. Denver Ladal stopped 22 shots this season and improved to 10-4-4.
Patrick Lane had a goal and two assists, and Boone Jenner and Kirill Marchenko also scored for Columbus. Johnny Gaudreau, who returned to Calgary for the first time since leaving Calgary in free agency last summer, had two assists. Joonas Korpisalo made 45 saves.
In overtime, Dube caught a pass in Mangiapane’s 2-on-1 win and beat Korpisalo for the 12th time of the season to help Calgary win after giving up a 2-0 and 3-2 lead.
Gaudreau, who ranks fifth in Flames history with 609 points, was booed and chants of “John-ny” as soon as he hit the ice.
Gaudreau was awarded a penalty five minutes into the game when Calgary defenseman MacKenzie Weegar hooked him on a drive. A wave of boos followed Gaudreau as he approached Flames’ net and intensified when he shot the puck high in an attempt to pick the top corner of the net.
Minutes later, a video tribute had many in the crowd stand to acknowledge his eight seasons of service to the Flames, but the goodwill was short-lived.
Jenner tied the game at 3-3 at 4:34 of the third quarter when he got a pass from Ryan, slid into the left circle for a 2-on-1 with Godreau, and shot past Vernon. Ladal, it was his 13th shot.
Duehr put the Flames on the scoreboard with 3:42 left in the first quarter as his one-timer right over the spot deflected off the inside of Korpisalo’s pad and went so fast that it didn’t take until officials Take the puck out of it to know where the puck is in the net. It was Doerr’s second goal in six games since being called up by the AHL on Jan. 7.
Kadri made it 2-0 at 1:32 of the second quarter. After the Blue Jackets fumble, Kadri spun in the slot and passed the puck around Korpisalo’s right arm for a team-leading 19th.
Marchenko tore Gaudreau’s ice pass over Vladar’s glove at 9:04, sent Columbus to the rebound, and Dube was awarded a trip free throw. This is Marchenko’s 10th.
Kadri was penalized for a delay and Gaudreau passed the ball to Ryan, who went to his knees in the 14th and squeezed into Vladal’s shot to make it 2-2 at 9:53. flat.
Mangiapane put the Flames back in the lead with 3:43 left in the second quarter. The Blue Jackets flipped the puck behind their own net and Mikael Backlund fed Mangiapane in the slot, who spun and beat the glove side of Korpisalo for his 10th.
The Flames have gone at least 9-0-3 in Vladal’s last 12 starts since Nov. 29. It was the longest scoring streak by an NHL goaltender this season.
Calgary D Kristanev left the game midway through the first quarter after a collision in the center zone.
Blue Jackets: At Edmonton on Wednesday night, Game 2 of four games.
Flames: Host Chicago on Thursday night, wrapping up four home games.
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