Chicago
Blackhawks
31-42-9
Calgary
Flames
43-29-10
SO
30 SOG
26 SOG
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game recap

Blackhawks 3, Flames 2, SO

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 3:48 AM

Associated Press

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Blackhawks 3, Flames 2, SO
Chicago Blackhawks 3, Calgary Flames 2

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -Faced with a two-goal deficit late in the game, the Chicago Blackhawks were far from worried.

Martin Havlat scored twice in the final three minutes and again in the shootout as the Blackhawks rallied for a 3-2 victory over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night.

"We knew that until the 60th minute, it's not over," Havlat said. "Nobody was quitting until the last second and that's why we got the two points tonight."

Havlat's late scores spoiled what appeared to be shaping up as a shutout for Miikka Kiprusoff. Instead, Kiprusoff saw his shootout record drop to 1-10, including 0-3 this season.

Calgary led 2-0 until the final four minutes of the game, when three straight minor penalties the Flames led to a pair of power-play goals by Havlat to tie it.

"We put ourselves in a position to win," said Calgary's Jeff Friesen, who had one of the Flames' goals. "We've got to take it upon ourselves to take responsibility for giving away a point."

On a two-man advantage, Havlat's long shot from the point beat Kiprusoff at 17:17 to make it 2-1. With goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin pulled for an extra skater, the Blackhawks tied it with 28 seconds left when Havlat banged home a rebound.

"It's nice to have a guy that you can give him the puck and you never know when he's going to explode and make a move on a guy," Chicago defenseman Jassen Cullimore said. "You look at today for example, that shot on the second goal, he can pick corners. With other guys it's just try and hit the net."

The shootout ended quickly with Havlat scoring to put the Blackhawks in control after Kristian Huselius missed the net with his attempt.

After Alex Tanguay was stopped by Khabibulin, Chicago's Jeff Hamilton clinched it on a deke.

Friesen and Huselius scored in regulation for Calgary, which failed to pick up a point for the first time in eight games.

Friesen opened the scoring at 15:57 of the second period when he took a pass from Marcus Nilson behind the net and whipped a shot into the top corner over the outstretched glove of Khabibulin.

Calgary made it 2-0 at 4:08 on the power play when Huselius came off the side boards and fired a shot from the top of the faceoff circle through a crowd and past Khabibulin. Huselius has a 13-game point streak - nine goals, 10 assists - to tie him with Washington's Alexander Ovechkin for the longest streak of the season.

"We weren't really focused in the third to finish it off, that's a lesson for sure," Huselius said. "Now we have to refocus and go on the road again."

The night began with a 47-minute ceremony honoring Mike Vernon, whose No. 30 was retired.

Notes: The one shot for Chicago in the first period tied a franchise record for fewest shots in a period, previously done six times, including last month against Detroit. ... Calgary has twice surrendered no shots in a period. ... Chicago RW Peter Bondra was a healthy scratch. ... The Blackhawks improved to 2-1 on their season-high seven game road trip.

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
15:57
CGY
Jeff Friesen (2) ASST: Marcus Nilson (7), Stephane Yelle (8)
1 - 0 CGY
3rd Period
04:08
CGY
PPG - Kristian Huselius (24) ASST: Daymond Langkow (33), Dion Phaneuf (22)
2 - 0 CGY
17:17
CHI
PPG - Marty Havlat (18) ASST: Radim Vrbata (22), Tuomo Ruutu (16)
2 - 1 CGY
19:32
CHI
PPG - Marty Havlat (19) ASST: Tony Salmelainen (9), Adrian Aucoin (8)
2 - 2 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDCGYCHITOTAL
1K. Huselius
M. Havlat
0 - 1
2A. Tanguay
J. Hamilton
0 - 2
penalty summary
1st Period
05:08
CGY
Dion Phaneuf  Fighting against  Brent Seabrook
05:08
CHI
Brent Seabrook  Fighting against  Dion Phaneuf
06:51
CGY
Byron Ritchie  Too many men on the ice
13:10
CHI
Tuomo Ruutu  Tripping against  Tony Amonte
2nd Period
00:49
CGY
Roman Hamrlik  Interference against  Martin Lapointe
05:03
CGY
Jeff Friesen  Interference against  Duncan Keith
07:15
CHI
Radim Vrbata  Interference against  Craig Conroy
3rd Period
02:35
CHI
James Wisniewski  Interference against  Marcus Nilson
04:08
CHI
Martin Lapointe  Slashing against  Kristian Huselius
07:10
CGY
Andrew Ference  Roughing against  Tuomo Ruutu
07:10
CGY
Matthew Lombardi  Hooking
07:10
CHI
Tuomo Ruutu  Interference - Goalkeeper against  Miikka Kiprusoff
16:28
CGY
Jeff Friesen  Tripping against  Martin Lapointe
16:44
CGY
Craig Conroy  Hooking against  Radim Vrbata
17:58
CGY
Andrei Zyuzin  Interference against  Tuomo Ruutu
OT Period
04:13
CGY
Kristian Huselius  Diving against  Brent Seabrook
04:13
CHI
Brent Seabrook  Cross checking against  Kristian Huselius
goalie stats
Nikolai Khabibulin
SA: 26TOI: 64:03
Saves: 24EV: 20 - 21
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 4
SV%: .923SH: 1 - 1
Miikka Kiprusoff
Miikka Kiprusoff
SA: 30TOI: 64:57
Saves: 28EV: 17 - 17
PIM: 0PP: 10 - 12
SV%: .933SH: 1 - 1