Calgary scorches road-weary Blues with OT goal for 3-2 win

Saturday, February 11, 2006

CALGARY, Alberta -- Dion Phaneuf scored twice, including the game-winner in overtime, to lead the Calgary Flames to a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Friday night.

After St. Louis defenseman Barret Jackman took a hooking penalty 1:37 into the extra period, the Flames controlled the puck and fired six shots at Blues goalie Patrick Lalime before Phaneuf finally got one past him at 2:40 with a hard slapshot inside the near post.

It was Phaneuf's 14th goal of the season, tops among rookie defensemen. His 12 power-play scores ties him for second among all rookies.

Andrew Ference also scored for Calgary, which played its final game before the Olympic break. The Flames are assured of at least a tie for first place in the Northwest Divison at the break.

Rookie defenseman Dennis Wideman scored twice for St. Louis, which has won just once in its last 12 road games (1-7-4).

Brian Boucher, acquired from Phoenix earlier this month, stopped 20 shots in his Flames debut.

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