The Calgary Flames broke a cold sweat in the third half as the Dallas Stars gave back the lead they had secured to claim a 6-5 win at the American Airlines Center on Saturday.
The crowd behind them, Tyler Seguin, Joe Pavelski (twice) and Colin Miller took turns hitting the target to come from behind, but the home side started the comeback too late.
So it was four unanswered goals within seven minutes in the second half that sunk the Texan team. Defenders Chris Tanev and Rasmus Andersson led back-to-back in less than two minutes at the end of the third and led by five goals.
Former Colorado Avalanche Nazem Kadri added his mustard with his 17th goal this season. He was fine alone near the faceoff circle and used a Jonathan Huberdeau pass to put in an accurate shot that surpassed Scott Wedgewood’s vigilance. Manhandled by the Flames, he finished the game with 30 saves in 36 attempts.
Elias Lindholm started the bleed midway through the second period by deflecting the puck in flight on the power play. It was Andrew Mangiapane who quickly opened the scoring, rounding the net with the puck and defeating Wedgewood with just 25 seconds left in the game.
In the lost cause, veteran Jamie Benn also met.