This time, Stars blow 3-0 lead and lose
CALGARY, ALBERTA – Sean Monahan had the clinching goal in the shootout and two assists in regulation, helping the Calgary Flames rally for a 4-3 victory over the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night.
Trailing 3-0 after two periods, the Flames got goals by Johnny Gaudreau, Mikael Backlund and Dougie Hamilton to force overtime. Then Calgary scored three times in the shootout, capped by Monahan's winner, for their fifth consecutive home victory.
Jason Spezza, Cody Eakin and Mattias Janmark scored in regulation for Dallas, which lost in a similar manner to how it won its last game. On Saturday in St. Paul, the Stars trailed the Wild 3-0 after two periods before rallying to tie the score and win 4-3 in overtime.
•FORSBERG RALLIES PREDATORS: Filip Forsberg scored twice and added an assist to lead the Predators to a come-from-behind 5-2 victory over the Coyotes in Nashville, Tenn. Nashville lost center Mike Fisher at 7:56 of the second period because of an injury to his right leg.
•DUCHENE STAYS HOT: Matt Duchene scored again, Reto Berra made 27 saves and the Avalanche beat the Devils 2-1 in Newark, N.J. Duchene scored a franchise-record 11 November goals, and picked up right where he left off on the first day of December.
•KINGS EDGE CANUCKS: Anze Kopitar scored 2:02 into overtime, giving the Kings a 2-1 victory over the visiting Canucks. Los Angeles, which outshot Vancouver 41-16, also got a goal from Drew Doughty.
•PENGUINS RULE SHARK TANK: Evgeni Malkin had a goal and two assists and Phil Kessel scored twice to help the Penguins get their first victory in San Jose in more than 18 years, 5-1 over the Sharks. Pittsburgh was 0-11-1 at the Shark Tank since beating San Jose 5-2 on Oct. 22, 1997.
•PANTHERS TOP BLUES: Derek MacKenzie scored twice, and the Panthers beat the Blues 3-1 in St. Louis. Brandon Pirri also scored for Florida, which has won three in a row. David Backes scored for the Blues.
•RED WINGS TAKE SHOOTOUT: Brad Richards scored on Detroit's third attempt in a shootout and Jack Eichel missed the net on the ensuing chance, enabling the host Red Wings to beat the Sabres 5-4.
•SURGERY FOR GREENE: Kings defenseman Matt Greene will undergo shoulder surgery Thursday and be out indefinitely.