Zibanejad's natural hat trick leads Senators past Flames 6-4

Mika Zibanejad scored three times in a span of 2:38 in the third period to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 6-4 comeback victory over the Calgary Flames on Saturday night.

Zack Smith, Nick Paul and Jean-Gabriel Pageau also scored for Ottawa, which has won five of its last six and remained six points back of the Pittsburgh Penguins for the second wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference.

Johnny Gaudreau had two goals and an assist, and Joe Colborne and Sean Monahan also scored for the Flames, who are winless in their last four.

Trailing 4-2, Zibanejad got Ottawa's rally started at 6:10, beating Joni Ortio on a wrist shot. He tied it at 7:59, and capped his first career hat trick 49 seconds later.