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NHL: Carolina 6, Calgary 5 (SO)

Jan. 11, 2011 at 10:39 PM

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Jeff Skinner got the only goal in the shootout, enabling the Carolina Hurricanes to salvage a 6-5 victory over Calgary after blowing a big lead.

The Flames stormed back from a 5-2 deficit to tie the game and held on during overtime, but Skinner's shootout winner and three saves by Cam Ward in the tiebreaker handed Carolina its third straight win.

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Ward turned aside 27-of-32 shots and Jussi Jokinen notched a pair of goals and a helper for the victors.

Henrik Karlsson relieved Miikka Kiprusoff in goal for Calgary and made 22 saves, allowing the Flames to mount a rally.

Niklas Hagman and Jarome Iginla each had a goal and an assist for Calgary, which dropped its fourth straight.

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