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Flames Try Their Best To Lose After Having A 5-1 Lead, Defeat Vancouver 6-5 IN OT

Four third period goals by Vancouver made a crazy game that much crazier.

NHL: MAY 16 Flames at Canucks Photo by Derek Cain/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Calgary Flames 6 - Vancouver Canucks 5 (OT)

NHL Standings

I think we’ll just let the scoring portion of this recap tell most of the story as the Flames defeated the Vancouver Canucks in OT, 6-5. It really didn’t have to be this hard. The Flames scored first on a Josh Leivo goal and then started piling it on in the second period. Calgary would score three straight goals, all within 2:17 to take a commanding 4-1 lead. After former Flames defenceman Travis Hamonic put the Nucks on the board, the Flames answered right back thanks to Andrew Mangiapane’s second of the night and just like that the Flames were cruising to their second straight victory over their division rivals......hold the phone.

The Canucks would come roaring back in the third period, scoring four goals in the final frame, two off the stick of Brock Boeser and out of nowhere this game was tied at 5-5.

Overtime was back and forth for a bit until Elias Lindholm fired a shot on goal, that deflected off a Canuck’s player skate and beat Braden Holtby, giving the Flames a 6-5 victory.

This was no masterpiece between the pipes, that’s for sure, but as a garbage, no meaning to it regular season game, at least it was entertaining.

Scoring

1st: CGY 9:30- Leivo (unassisted)

2nd: CGY 5:48- Lucic (Stone/Leivo), CGY 7:17- Tkachuk (Lindholm/Gaudreau), CGY 8:05- Mangiapane (Dube/Backlund), VAN 13:21- Hamonic (Hughes), CGY 14:03- Mangiapane (Mackey/Backlund)

3rd: VAN 2:30 PPG- Graovac (Miller/Hughes), VAN 7:47- PPG Boeser (Hughes), VAN 11:28 SHG- Miller (Vesey), VAN 17:58- Boeser (Edler/Miller)

OT: CGY 3:24- Lindholm (Valimaki)

Shots On Goal

Calgary: 11-16-7-1= 36

Vancouver: 6-8-17-3= 34

Goaltending

Calgary: Markstrom- 34 SA- 5 GA- 29 SV

Vancouver: Holtby- 36 SA- 6 GA- 30 SV

Special Teams

Calgary: PP: 0-6, PK: 2-4

Vancouver: PP: 2-4, PK: 6-6

Flame Of The Game

NHL: MAY 16 Flames at Canucks Photo by Derek Cain/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Andrew Mangiapane: 2 goals, 3 SOG, 1 hit, 1 blocked shot, 15:45 TOI

What’s Next?

5/18: Calgary Flames @ Vancouver Canucks. 2 PM MT