By Dave Hart
Flames 3, Red Wings 2 (OT) –Mark Giordano’s overtime goal with 1:48 left led the Calgary Flames over the Red Wings on Friday night.
The Red Wings jumped out to a 2-1 lead after the first period with goals from Gustav Nyquist and Brendan Smith.
The Flames tied the game 2-2 and forced overtime with 1:12 left in regulation with a goal from Joe Colborne.
Giordano scored the game-winning overtime goal with just under two minutes left.
Detroit’s goaltender Jimmy Howard stopped 37-of-40 shots in a losing effort.
The Red Wings will finished their Western Canada trip on Saturday night against the Vancouver Canucks.
Record: 3-3-1 7 pts
4th Place in Atlantic Division (9 pts behind Montreal)
Tied for 7th Place in Eastern Conference (9 pts behind Montreal)
Magic # to clinch 25th straight playoff berth: 151 pts
Magic # to clinch Atlantic Division: 158 pts
Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference: 158 pts
Next Game: 10/24/2015 @ Vancouver Canucks 10:00 p.m. @ Rogers Arena
Stats: Goals- Gustav Nyquist (3), Brendan Smith (1). Assists- Niklas Kronwall (2), Dylan Larkin (5) Teemu Pulkkinen (1), Henrik Zetterberg (8). Goaltending- Jimmy Howard L (2-1-1) 37 saves on 40 shots.