EDMONTON, Alberta – Alex Tanguay scored in the first round of a shootout to give the Calgary Flames a 5-4 comeback victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday night.
Calgary, down 4-1 early in the third period, is ninth in the Western Conference, a point behind eighth-place Chicago for the final playoff spot. Calgary has five games left, while Chicago has eight to play.
The victory was only the Flames' second in their last eight games.
Steve Staios forced overtime, beating Devan Dubnyk with a slap shot with 1:55 left in the third.
Jarome Iginla started the comeback with a power-play goal, his second of the game, at 5:55 of the third.
Curtis Glencross made it 4-3 with 7:51 left off an assist from Iginla.
Magnus Paajarvi, Teemu Hartikainen, Colin Fraser and Ryan Jones scored for Edmonton. The Oilers, last overall in the NHL, have lost nine in a row.
NOTES: Iginla has 36 goals this season. ... Miikka Kiprusoff made 17 saves for the Flames. ... Calgary forward Niklas Hagman missed his second consecutive game because of concussion-like symptoms.