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Johnny Gaudreau leads 3rd-period comeback, Flames score 3 quick goals to beat Predators 4-3

  • Calgary Flames' Johnny Gaudreau, left, celebrates his goal with teammate Paul Byron during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in Calgary, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

    Calgary Flames' Johnny Gaudreau, left, celebrates his goal with teammate Paul Byron during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Nashville Predators on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in Calgary, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)  (The Associated Press)

  • Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne, from Finland, pounces on the puck as Calgary Flames Johnny Gaudreau, left, tries to score during the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in Calgary, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

    Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne, from Finland, pounces on the puck as Calgary Flames Johnny Gaudreau, left, tries to score during the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in Calgary, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)  (The Associated Press)

  • Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne, left, from Finland, swats away a shot from Calgary Flames' Markus Granlund, from Finland, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in Calgary, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

    Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne, left, from Finland, swats away a shot from Calgary Flames' Markus Granlund, from Finland, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in Calgary, Alberta. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)  (The Associated Press)

Johnny Gaudreau sparked a third-period comeback with a goal an and assist as the Calgary Flames scored three times in just more than 4 minutes to beat the Nashville Predators 4-3 Friday night.

With the Flames trailing 2-1, Jiri Hudler got the rally started with the tying goal 2:36 into the third. It came on a setup from rookies Markus Granlund and Gaudreau.

After TJ Brodie's pass deflected in off Predators defenseman Shea Weber to give the Flames the lead at 4:23, Calgary went ahead by two goals 2 minutes after that.

Gaudreau darted down the left wing and after the 5-foot-9 rookie showed good strength in fending off the stick check of Craig Smith, he whipped a shot from a bad angle that beat Pekka Rinne over his shoulder.