Flames rally in 3rd to beat Stars 4-3
First, Horak scored at 1:39 of the third, banging home a point-blank rebound after Bachman made a pad save on Jay Bouwmeester's wrist shot.
Stajan tied it at 2:24 after Lee Stempniak fed a backhand pass from behind the net out front, where Stajan drilled a one-timer past Bachman's glove.
"Our forechecking was much better, but more importantly we put pucks at the net with traffic and we found those loose pucks," Hartley said of the third period. "A great play by Stempniak on that short pass to Stajan. Tonight we had three huge goals in that third period."
Trailing 1-0 early in the second period, the Stars struck twice within 56 seconds to surge ahead 2-1.
Roussel tied it just 1:51 in, camping out in front to screen MacDonald and re-directing Cody Eakin's high, floating wrister over MacDonald's glove. The goal was originally credited to Eakin, but replays clearly showed the puck glancing off Roussel for his third of the year and second in the last two games.
Smith then recorded his second goal in as many games when he corralled his own rebound and lifted a backhander from the edge of the crease over a prone MacDonald at 2:47.
"I'm getting more comfortable every day," said Smith, a 21-year-old rookie who went scoreless in his first 12 games. "It was a tough start to the year, and I wanted to help the team a little bit more offensively. But everything's kind of happening for me out there right now."
The Stars made it 3-1 with 4:37 left in the second on Garbutt's third of the year. MacDonald made a pad save on Stephane Robidas' wrist shot from the left circle, but Garbutt pounced on the rebound and popped it over MacDonald's pad.
Garbutt, who fought Begin in the first period, now has three points (two goals, one assist) in four games since he sat out three in a row as a healthy scratch.
Calgary jumped on top 1-0 at 8:11 of the opening period when Cammalleri notched his fourth goal of the season — all have come against Dallas. With the Flames still on a power play, and just 6 seconds after a 5-on-3 advantage expired, Cammalleri fired a wrist shot from a sharp angle to the right of the net and it slipped under Bachman's blocker and went in.
NOTES: The loss for the Stars snapped a 79-game streak in which they hadn't lost in regulation after taking a lead into the third period, going 71-0-8 since falling to Nashville on Oct. 31, 2009. . Dallas D Trevor Daley left the contest after the second period with an upper body injury and did not return. He will be re-evaluated on Monday. ... Cammalleri continued his recent success against Dallas. He had a hat trick against the Stars in the Flames' 7-4 win Wednesday and now has 11 points (seven goals, four assists) in the last five meetings between the clubs. Overall, since missing three games with a lower body injury, he has collected four goals and two assists in the last three contests. ... Stars G Kari Lehtonen was placed on the injured list Sunday, retroactive to Friday, with a groin injury. He had to come out of the Stars' 4-3 win over Vancouver. He is not expected to be out more than the week he is required to spend on injured reserve.
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