CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — TJ Brodie scored with 2 seconds left in overtime, and the Calgary Flames rallied from a three-goal deficit for a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins on Monday night.
As Brodie cut down the wing, he sent the puck toward the net. It deflected off a Bruins stick, fluttered high in the air and over goalie Tuukka Rask.
The buzzer sounded and, after a brief period of uncertainty, video review confirmed the goal.
Boston led 3-1 after 40 minutes. The victory marked the NHL-best 10th time the Flames have come back to win when trailing after two periods (10-16-1). Anaheim is second with seven.
Jiri Hudler had two goals and David Jones also scored for Calgary, which has won six of eight.
Brad Marchand, Zdeno Chara and Torey Krug scored for the Bruins, who are 0-3-1 in their last four.
Calgary leads the NHL in third-period goal differential (plus-34), and the Flames demonstrated their late-game acumen once again. Hudler drew them within one at 3:22 when he deposited a cross-ice pass from Sean Monahan to make it 3-2.
Calgary kept on pushing and pulled even at 14:51 on the power play. With David Pastrnak in the penalty box for high-sticking, the Flames needed only 9 seconds to take advantage. Hudler deflected Mark Giordano’s shot from the blue line after Monahan won a faceoff in the Boston end.
Leading 2-0 after the first period, the Bruins extended their lead in the opening minute of the second. Reilly Smith whiffed on his shot attempt but Krug, skating through the slot behind him, scooped up the puck and quickly sent a backhander over the shoulder of Karri Ramo.
The goal came on Boston’s 11th shot and spelled the end of Ramo’s night. He was replaced by Jonas Hiller.
The move seemed to spark Calgary, which got on the scoreboard at 6:52 of the second period.
Breaking down the wing, Jones got around Dougie Hamilton and cut to the front of the net. Rask poked the puck off his stick but it went up in the air, hit Jones in his chest and wound up in the net.
Boston struck first on Marchand’s short-handed goal at 6:48.
Brodie’s drop pass just outside his own blue line was picked off by Patrice Bergeron. Breaking in on a 2-on-none, he set up Marchand for his 16th goal.
The Bruins made it 2-0 at 11:27 of the first period on Chara’s drive from the blue line.
NOTES: Flames LW Johnny Gaudreau took a high-sticking double-minor late in the second period. In his 57th NHL game, it was his first career penalty. … Boston D Matt Bartkowski played for the first time in 18 games. He took Adam McQuaid’s spot. … Boston recalled G Malcolm Subban from the AHL. … It was the 100th meeting between the franchises. Boston leads 56-32-14. … Calgary has given up the first goal in 10 of its last 12 games.
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