Flames
Wild
3 - 2 Final - OT
  for this game

Aucoin's OT goal lifts Flames past Wild

Feb 20, 2009 - 8:27 AM
ST. PAUL, Minnesota (Ticker) -- Defenseman Adrian Aucoin scored the game-winning goal with 70 seconds left in overtime as the Calgary Flames skated to a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday.

Rene Bourque and Dustin Boyd also scored for the Flames, who won for the third time in three tries against the Wild this season. The Northwest Division rivals still have three meetings left this season.

Miikka Kiprusoff improved to 34-15-5 by making 25 saves as Calgary captured a point for the sixth straight game (4-0-2).

"He's (Kiprusoff) gotten us points in the last bunch of games that we probably didn't deserve," Aucoin said.

On the game-winning goal, Aucoin fired a shot from the right point that appeared to be headed wide of the net. But the puck deflected off the leg of Minnesota defenseman Brent Burns and past Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom for the clinching goal.

"We were engaged in a battle, me and the defenseman (Brent Burns)," said Mike Cammalleri, who was stationed to the side of the net with Burns. "It bounced off him and into the net. I was trying to create action in front of the net, trying to get a screen or a tip when the shot is coming through."

Dan Fritsche and Colton Gillies had the goals for Minnesota, which has dropped three straight games for the first time in 2009.

The game-winner came 80 seconds after Aucoin blasted a shot off the right post while all alone against Backstrom.

"We've been saying on this team about guys getting justice aroung here," Aucoin said. "That's pretty much what it was. I don't get too many breakaways. I beat (Backstrom) but obviously not the post."

Bourque's 21st goal of the season just 3:17 into the game staked the Flames to an early 1-0 lead, an advantage they would take into the first intermission.

Minnesota stormed in front thanks to a shorthanded goal by Fritsche at 3:02 of the second period and a tally by Gillies nearly four minutes later.

"The first five minutes were tough because we didn't play for four days, but then we started to play our game," said rookie Peter Olvecky, who recorded his first career point with an assist on Gillies' goal. "In the second period, if we got a couple more goals, it was over."

However, Boyd knotted the score at 2-2 at the 16:10 mark of the middle session with a wrist shot with traffic in front of Backstrom, who stopped 19 shots for the Wild.

After holding a 24-15 edge in shots on goal over the first two periods, Minnesota managed just a single shot on Kiprusoff as neither team managed to break the 2-2 deadlock.

"We gave them enough in the second period to have to make up for it in the third," Aucoin said.








  • NHL
    FINAL IN OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    CALGARY 1 1 0 1 3
    MINNESOTA 0 2 0 0 2 FINAL IN OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: CGY - RENE BOURQUE 21 (UNASSISTED) 3:17
    2ND PRD: MIN - (SH) DAN FRITSCHE 2 (KIM JOHNSSON) 3:02
    MIN - COLTON GILLIES 2 (PETER OLVECKY) 6:56
    CGY - DUSTIN BOYD 10 (CORY SARICH)

    Feb 19 10:29 PM


  • NHL
    CALGARY 3
    MINNESOTA 2
    OT: CGY - ADRIAN AUCOIN 10 (TODD BERTUZZI, ROBYN REGEHR) 3:50

    Flames 3, Wild 2  End of OTFeb 19 10:28 PM
  • 155
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 20 roots (Overtime)

    Flames 2, Wild 2  OT - 4:55Feb 19 10:21 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 3RD GOING INTO OT
    1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CALGARY 1 1 0 2
    MINNESOTA 0 2 0 2 GOING INTO OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: CGY - RENE BOURQUE 21 (UNASSISTED) 3:17
    2ND PRD: MIN - (SH) DAN FRITSCHE 2 (KIM JOHNSSON) 3:02
    MIN - COLTON GILLIES 2 (PETER OLVECKY) 6:56
    CGY - DUSTIN BOYD 10 (CORY SARICH) 16:10
    3RD PRD: NONE
    SHOTS ON

    Feb 19 10:19 PM
  • 135
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 18 roots (Overtime)

    Flames 2, Wild 2  End of Reg.Feb 19 10:19 PM
  • 117
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 17 roots (Close Finish)

    Flames 2, Wild 2  3rd - 1:00Feb 19 10:17 PM
  • 100
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 38 roots (Close Finish)

    Flames 2, Wild 2  3rd - 4:54Feb 19 10:11 PM
  • 62
    roots
    micfac03 Added 5 roots

    Flames 2, Wild 2  3rd - 9:03Feb 19 10:08 PM
  • 57
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 52 roots (Close Finish)

    Flames 2, Wild 2  3rd - 9:03Feb 19 10:04 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CALGARY 1 1 2
    MINNESOTA 0 2 2 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: CGY - RENE BOURQUE 21 (UNASSISTED) 3:17
    2ND PRD: MIN - (SH) DAN FRITSCHE 2 (KIM JOHNSSON) 3:02
    MIN - COLTON GILLIES 2 (PETER OLVECKY) 6:56
    CGY - DUSTIN BOYD 10 (CORY SARICH) 16:10
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1S

    Feb 19 9:35 PM


  • NHL
    CALGARY 2
    MINNESOTA 2
    2ND PRD: CGY - DUSTIN BOYD 10 (CORY SARICH) 16:10

    Flames 2, Wild 2  2nd - 3:50Feb 19 9:30 PM


  • NHL
    CALGARY 1
    MINNESOTA 2
    2ND PRD: MIN - COLTON GILLIES 2 (PETER OLVECKY) 6:56

    Flames 1, Wild 2  2nd - 13:04Feb 19 9:10 PM


  • NHL
    CALGARY 1
    MINNESOTA 1
    2ND PRD: MIN - (SH) DAN FRITSCHE 2 (KIM JOHNSSON) 3:02

    Flames 1, Wild 1  2nd - 16:58Feb 19 9:04 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CALGARY 1 1
    MINNESOTA 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: CGY - RENE BOURQUE 21 (UNASSISTED) 3:17
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CGY 7 7
    MIN 11 11
    GOALIES: CGY - MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF
    MIN - NIKLAS BAC

    Feb 19 8:44 PM


  • NHL
    CALGARY 1
    MINNESOTA 0
    1ST PRD: CGY - RENE BOURQUE 21 (UNASSISTED) 3:17

    Flames 1, Wild 0  1st - 16:43Feb 19 8:13 PM
  • 5
    roots
    senorpepr Added 5 roots

    Flames vs. WildFeb 19 2:28 PM