Giordano Lifts Flames Past ‘Yotes


With just a few ticks remaining in overtime Friday night, Mark Giordano‘s blast from the point lifted the Flames past the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2.

“It always feels great to score, no matter what,” Giordano said. “But obviously an OT winner, you don’t get those too often, so it feels great.”

Glencross and Backlund assisted on the game-winning goal.

With the win, Calgary is now the third-worst team in the league. It can either be looked at in a positive or negative way.

“As players, we want to win, we’re not worried about anything else,” Giordano said. “It (is bad) going home after a game and thinking about all the mistakes you made in a loss.”

Jiri Hudler evened up the game at one late in the first after an early goal by Phoenix. Lee Stempniak scored on the power-play in the second period to record his 8th of the year.

Joey MacDonald saved 25 out of 27 shots. The win gives him a 6-6-1 record on the year.

The Flames head north today as Calgary resumes the Battle of Alberta with a tilt with the Edmonton Oilers Saturday at 8:00 PM MT.

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