Recap: Flames 4, Stars 3
Flames 4, Stars 3: Steve Begin scored his first goal of the season to cap a three-goal third-period rally as visiting Calgary skated past Dallas.Roman Horak and Matt Stajan also scored their respective first goals of the season 45 seconds apart early in the third to tie the game for the Flames, who won for the third time in their last four road contests. Mike Cammalleri scored on a power play and Joey MacDonald made 27 saves for his first win of the season.Cody Eakin and Reilly Smith scored 56 seconds apart and Ryan Garbutt added a goal to give Dallas a 3-1 lead in the second period. Goaltender Richard Bachman, who stopped 22 shots, couldn't hang on to the lead and lost to Calgary for the second time in five days.Cammalleri, who collected a hat trick in the Flames' 7-4 win over Dallas on Wednesday, opened the scoring with the man advantage 8:11 into the game on Sunday.After managing only four shots on goal in the first period, the Stars exploded for 22 in the second and were quickly rewarded with goals from Eakin - who scored his third as many games - and Smith, who netted his first two career goals in the last two contests. Horak and Stajan scored from similar spots in the slot on consecutive shifts to knot the contest at 3-3 just 2:24 into the third. Begin slipped a shot around a screened Bachman to put Calgary ahead for good.GAME NOTEBOOK: Garbutt and Begin fought 2:17 into the game. … Eakin and Smith were both selected in the third round of the 2009 NHL entry draft. … Flames G Leland Irving, who started four games after Miikka Kiprusoff was injured, was sent to the American Hockey League after Friday's loss to St. Louis. Danny Taylor was recalled and served as MacDonald's backup.
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