Johnny Gaudreau (Boston College) scored from the right circle with 20 seconds remaining in regulation, and Mikael Backlund wristed home the game-winner in overtime as the Calgary Flames stayed alive in the Stanley Cup Playoffs by defeating the Anaheim Ducks, 4-3, in Game 3 of their NHL Western Conference quarterfinal series on Tuesday night in Calgary.
The Flames, who had been outscored, 9-1, in dropping the first two games in California, had a tying third-period goal by Sam Bennett disallowed after video replays proved inconclusive. Gaudreau then tied the game on a 5-on-3 situation, after the Ducks had been penalized for delay of game and Calgary goaltender Karri Ramo had also been lifted for an extra attacker following coincidental minors on both teams.
Brandon Bollig (St. Lawrence) opened the scoring in the first period, assisted by Mason Raymond (Minnesota-Duluth). Joe Colborne (Denver) scored a second-period shorthanded goal for the Flames, who will attempt to knot the series at two wins apiece in Game 4 on Friday night at the Pengrowth Saddledome.