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Lucic, Stone score in 3rd to rally Flames past Ducks 5-4


CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Milan Lucic and Michael Stone scored in the third period and the Calgary Flames rallied to beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-4 on Sunday.

Nick Ritchie had a goal and an assist, and Andrew Mangiapane and Nikita Zadorov also to help Calgary win a season-high fourth straight game. Tyler Toffoli had two assists.

Jacob Markstrom gave up two goals on nine shots in the first period and was replaed by Dan Vladar, who stopped 11 shots over the final two periods to pick up the win.

Calgary remained two points behind Winnipeg for the second wild card in the Western Conference. The Jets beat New Jersey 6-1 earlier Sunday.

Frank Vatrano had two goals and an assist, Max Comtois had a goal and an assist, and Scott Harrington also scored for Anaheim. Kevin Shattenkirk had two assists and Lukas Dostal made 36 saves.

Lucic tied the score 4-4 at 6:26 of the third. After defensceman MacKenzie Weegar blocked a shot in the defensive zone, Blake Coleman fed Lucic to score far side off the rush for his seventh of the season.

Stone, playing his first game for the Flames since Feb. 18 because of a lower-back injury, let loose a slap shot from the point that beat Dostal for the go-ahead goal with 2:38 remaining. It was his sixth.

Vatrano gave the Ducks a 1-0 lead at 4:17 of the first with a rising shot that beat Markstrom’s glove. It marked the 10th time Calgary gave up a goal on an opponent’s first shot of the game — the ninth time against Markstrom.

Markstrom stopped Max Jones on a breakaway with eight minutes remaining in the opening period.

Comtois doubled the lead with 2:10 remaining in the opening period as he converted the rebound of Vatrano’s shot.

The Flames scored the next three goals to take the lead.

Mangiapane got Calgary on the scoreboard with a power-play goal 33 seconds into the second period. With Colton White serving a hooking penalty, Mangiapane wired a wrist shot from the top of the faceoff circle over Dostal’s stick for his 16th.

Zadorov got a pass from Jonathan Huberdeau and rifled the puck far side over Dostal’s glove for his 10th at 7:12 of the middle period to tie the score.

Ritchie put the Flames ahead 3-2 a little more than a minute later as he tipped Troy Stecher’s shot from the point past Dostal. It was his 13th.

Vatrano’s second of the night and 20th of the season tied it at 9:16 as he knocked in a rebound over Vladar’s glove.

Harrington put the Ducks ahead 4-3 with 7:04 left in the second as he beat Vladar with a point shot through traffic.

NOTES Calgary went 8-5-2 in March. … The Flames took the season series over the Ducks 3-1-0. … Flames D Chris Tanev sat out a sixth straight game with an upper-body injury.


Ducks: Host Edmonton on Wednesday night.

Flames: Host Chicago on Tuesday night in the finale of a two-game homestand.


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