NHL

Flames tie franchise record with 10th straight victory

  • Pittsburgh Penguins fans look on as Calgary Flames left wing Johnny Gaudreau (13) celebrates his goal during third period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Monday, March 13, 2017. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Pittsburgh Penguins fans look on as Calgary Flames left wing Johnny Gaudreau (13) celebrates his goal during third period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Monday, March 13, 2017. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Calgary Flames left wing Johnny Gaudreau (13) celebrates his goal with right wing Kris Versteeg (10) during third period NHL hockey action against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Calgary, Monday, March 13, 2017. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Calgary Flames left wing Johnny Gaudreau (13) celebrates his goal with right wing Kris Versteeg (10) during third period NHL hockey action against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Calgary, Monday, March 13, 2017. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) blocks the net on Calgary Flames left wing Johnny Gaudreau (13) during second period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Monday, March 13, 2017. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

    Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (29) blocks the net on Calgary Flames left wing Johnny Gaudreau (13) during second period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Monday, March 13, 2017. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Kris Versteeg scored the shootout winner Monday night and the Calgary Flames beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 to tie their franchise record with their 10th straight victory.

Calgary's first shooter, Versteeg moved in slowly and made a nifty deke before zipping a shot high on Marc-Andre Fleury. Brian Elliott stopped Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby and Phil Kessel to clinch the win.

The Atlanta Flames had won 10 games in a row Oct. 14 to Nov. 3, 1978.

Pittsburgh had a chance to win it in overtime when Mark Giordano was sent off for a slash of Nick Bonino, but the Flames killed off the four-on-three.

Johnny Gaudreau, Deryk Engelland and Dennis Wideman scored in regulation for Calgary, which moved back into second place in the Pacific Division. The Flames are even in points with Anaheim, but have more regulation/overtime wins.

Malkin, Crosby and Conor Sheary scored for Pittsburgh. The Penguins had their five-game winning streak snapped, but still moved into a tie in points with the Washington Capitals atop the Metropolitan division. The Capitals are ahead on the tiebreaker.