Blackhawks top Flames in shootout 3-2

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 3, 2013 at 2:02 am •  Published: February 3, 2013
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Dennis Wideman also scored for Calgary (1-3-2). The Flames will begin a three-game road trip on Tuesday in Detroit.

Despite starting the season with five of their first six games at home, the Flames are last in the Western Conference standings.

"We've said it all along that we're a better team, and tonight we showed it," Tanguay said. "For some reason, when you don't win you find ways to lose, and certainly that was one of those cases."

Desperate for a victory, Calgary turned in its best period of the season in the third. Glencross was right in the middle of the Flames' offense, with five shots in the frame as well as several other great chances that didn't result in shots.

"Probably had seven chances at least," Glencross said. "Hit the crossbar on a breakaway, lots around the crease, just didn't get it over his pads. He played very well for them, Emery. This is one of those games where he deserved to win."

Chicago opened the scoring at 4:08 when Kane fired in a rebound after Patrick Sharp hit the post. Calgary tied it at 13:23 on Wideman's power-play goal.

"If we play like we did today, we'll win a lot of games. We pretty much outplayed one of the best teams in the league," said Backlund, whose six shots were second on the team behind Lee Stempniak, who was credited with nine.

Chicago entered Saturday as one of three teams without a regulation loss. New Jersey was beaten by Pittsburgh in regulation on Saturday, and San Jose lost in a shootout.

"I see many positive signs all over our game, and it's just a matter of collecting a couple of wins and growing a little confidence," Flames coach Bob Hartley said. "If we play every game like we played tonight, we're going to turn our season around, that's for sure."

Kiprusoff made his sixth straight start after the 36-year-old Finn gave up an uncharacteristic 19 goals in his first five. That left him with a gaudy 3.76 goals-against average and .854 save percentage.

NOTES: Tanguay earned his 500th career assist. ... Going back to last season, Calgary's Jarome Iginla has gone nine games without a goal. He has only one in 17 games. ... Chicago C Dave Bolland (lower body) didn't play after getting hurt Friday in Vancouver. ... Calgary D Cory Sarich was a healthy scratch for the first time. ... The game's only fight featured Tim Jackman and Brandon Bollig in the first period. The Flames entered the night as the only NHL team without a fight.

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