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Tanguay lifts Flames to 3-2 SO win over Stars

Alex Tanguay converted in the second round of the shootout after scoring late in regulation, Miikka Kiprusoff stopped all three Dallas shooters, and the Calgary Flames snapped a three-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Stars on Thursday night.

Tanguay beat Kari Lehtonen for the only goal in the tiebreaker. Kiprusoff stopped Loui Eriksson and Brad Richards in the first two rounds, and Dallas' Mike Ribeiro failed to get off a clean shot in the third round.

Brenden Morrow had given the Stars a 2-1 lead at 2:41 of the third period, knocking the rebound of his own shot past Kiprusoff. But with Kiprusoff on the bench for a sixth attacker, Tanguay tied it with 1:21 left in regulation on a wrist shot from the high slot that beat Lehtonen to the stick side.

Ribeiro scored a power-play goal and Lehtonen stopped 31 shots for the Stars, 10-0-3 in their last 13 at home. Kiprusoff made 14 saves and Anton Babchuk scored on the power play for the Flames.

Calgary struck first when Babchuk's shot from beyond the left circle got past a screened Lehtonen at 11:03 of the first period, a second before the Flames' power play was to expire.

Ribeiro's one-timer from the right circle drew Dallas even at with 2:47 left in the opening period, 16 seconds into the Stars' first power play of the night.

Calgary held a 16-6 shots advantage after two periods of a tight-checking contest.

Adam Pardy had a chance to put the Flames in front with a little over 6 minutes left in the second period, but his shot clanged off the post.

Dallas' Jamie Benn and Calgary captain Jarome Iginla squared off at 7:19 of the first period, a fight that lasted over a minute. Benn landed several early shots to Iginla's face before wearing down.

NOTES: Calgary is without D Steve Staios (shoulder), C Daymond Langkow (neck) and LW Raitis Ivanans (concussion). Dallas is injury-free and has lost only 26 player-games to injuries this season. ... The Stars have scored on the power play in seven straight games.