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Bertuzzi helps Flames edge reeling Wild

Dec 18, 2008 - 3:55 AM
ST. PAUL, Minnesota (Ticker) -- Todd Bertuzzi ended his 20-game goal-scoring drought by tallying with 72 seconds remaining in overtime as the Calgary Flames handed the Minnesota Wild their sixth straight setback with a 3-2 triumph on Wednesday in a battle of Northwest Division rivals.

Daymond Langkow and Craig Conroy scored in regulation and Miikka Kiprusoff turned aside 25 shots for Calgary, which has won back-to-back road games.

After missing 27 games with a lower body injury, Marian Gaborik recorded a goal and an assist for Minnesota, which fell to 0-5-1 in its last six games.

Andrew Brunette also had a goal and set up another and Niklas Backstrom finished with 27 saves for the Wild.

In overtime, Bertuzzi gained a step on the defense on a breakaway and wristed a shot past Backstrom for his eight goal of the season - and first since he scored in a 3-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on November 2.

With Minnesota trailing, 2-1, at the 3:48 mark of the third period, Brunette maintained possession behind the net before slipping a feed to Gaborik on the doorstep. The Slovakian quickly unleashed a shot that beat Kiprusoff for his second goal of the season.

Langkow opened the scoring with 7:03 remaining in the second period after wristing a centering feed which caromed off defenseman Martin Skoula's left skate and past Backstrom for his ninth tally of the campaign.

Brunette leveled the contest just 51 seconds later.

Gaborik's unleashed a quick wrist shot which handcuffed Kiprusoff, and Brunette tapped the loose puck into the net for his 10th goal of the season.






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    FINAL IN OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
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    CALGARY 0 2 0 1 3
    MINNESOTA 0 1 1 0 2 FINAL IN OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: CGY - DAYMOND LANGKOW 9 (JAMIE LUNDMARK) 12:57
    MIN - ANDREW BRUNETTE 10 (MARIAN GABORIK, MIKKO KOIVU) 13:48
    CGY - CRAIG CONROY 5 (MIKE CAMMALLERI) 16:25
    3RD PR

    Dec 17 10:40 PM


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    CALGARY 3
    MINNESOTA 2
    OT: CGY - TODD BERTUZZI 8 (DAYMOND LANGKOW, ROBYN REGEHR) 3:48

    Flames 3, Wild 2  End of OTDec 17 10:38 PM
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    END OF THE 3RD GOING INTO OT
    1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CALGARY 0 2 0 2
    MINNESOTA 0 1 1 2 GOING INTO OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: CGY - DAYMOND LANGKOW 9 (JAMIE LUNDMARK) 12:57
    MIN - ANDREW BRUNETTE 10 (MARIAN GABORIK, MIKKO KOIVU) 13:48
    CGY - CRAIG CONROY 5 (MIKE CAMMALLERI) 16:25
    3RD PRD: MIN - MARIAN GABORIK 2 (AN

    Dec 17 10:31 PM
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    CALGARY 2
    MINNESOTA 2
    3RD PRD: MIN - MARIAN GABORIK 2 (ANDREW BRUNETTE) 15:17

    Flames 2, Wild 2  3rd - 4:43Dec 17 10:22 PM
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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CALGARY 0 2 2
    MINNESOTA 0 1 1 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: CGY - DAYMOND LANGKOW 9 (JAMIE LUNDMARK) 12:57
    MIN - ANDREW BRUNETTE 10 (MARIAN GABORIK, MIKKO KOIVU) 13:48
    CGY - CRAIG CONROY 5 (MIKE CAMMALLERI) 16:25
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    Dec 17 9:38 PM


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    CALGARY 2
    MINNESOTA 1
    2ND PRD: CGY - CRAIG CONROY 5 (MIKE CAMMALLERI) 16:25

    Flames 2, Wild 1  2nd - 3:35Dec 17 9:34 PM


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    CALGARY 1
    MINNESOTA 1
    2ND PRD: MIN - ANDREW BRUNETTE 10 (MARIAN GABORIK, MIKKO KOIVU) 13:48

    Flames 1, Wild 1  2nd - 6:12Dec 17 9:29 PM


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    CALGARY 1
    MINNESOTA 0
    2ND PRD: CGY - DAYMOND LANGKOW 9 (JAMIE LUNDMARK) 12:57

    Flames 1, Wild 0  2nd - 7:03Dec 17 9:27 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    CALGARY 0 0
    MINNESOTA 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    CGY 9 9
    MIN 9 9
    GOALIES: CGY - MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF
    MIN - NIKLAS BACKSTROM

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