CALGARY (Reuters) - Anaheim scored late to force overtime and completed the comeback with just 18 seconds left as rookie Cam Fowler lifted a backhand past Miikka Kiprusoff to send the Ducks to a 5-4 win over the Calgary Flames on Friday.
"Luckily it went in," Fowler told reporters. "I didn't get as much on it as I would have liked and it looked like it fooled him a little bit. They always say that backhanders are the hardest to stop."
Earlier, Saku Koivu had opened the scoring for Anaheim and after goals by Calgary's Olli Jokinen and Rene Bourque, the Finn scored his second to make it 2-2.
Brandon MacMillan's shorthanded goal midway through the second helped the Ducks regain lead through two periods.
The Flames struck quickly in the third, however, as Jarome Iginla and Curtis Glencross scored 3:45 apart to restore Calgary's lead midway through the final period before Anaheim fought back to stun the in-form hosts.
"It was a hard-fought game. It was a game that was back and forth," Flames coach Brent Sutter said. "You're up a goal going into the last two minutes, you can't take a penalty."
(Reporting by Mike Mouat in Windsor, Ontario; Editing by John O'Brien)