Feb 2, 2014 at 12:11 am
CALGARY, Alberta -- Mikael Backlund scored two goals, including the winner 2:25 into overtime to give the Calgary Flames a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night.
Backlund took the puck to the net and sent a pass to Sean Monahan for a shot that was stopped by goalie Darcy Kuemper. The puck bounced into the air, and Backlund batted it down and past Kuemper to give Calgary a 5-0 homestand.
The last time the Flames swept a homestand that long was in 1997, Jarome Iginla's rookie season.
TJ Galiardi, with his first goal in 38 games, and Dennis Wideman also scored for Calgary (21-27-7), which hadn't won five in a row since March 2012.
Mark Giordano had two assists to extend his career-high point streak to nine games. He has four goals and six assists in the spurt.
Matt Cooke, Dany Heatley and Keith Ballard scored for Minnesota (29-21-7).
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