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NHL: Calgary 3, Minnesota 1

Feb. 24, 2013 at 12:56 AM   |   Comments

CALGARY, Alberta, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Matt Stajan recorded the go-ahead goal in the third period and Joey MacDonald stopped 30 shots Saturday in the Calgary Flames' 3-1 win over Minnesota.

The Flames broke a 1-1 tie 7:19 into the final frame went he jammed the rebound of a Jarome Iginla shot past Minnesota goalie Niklas Backstrom and later added an empty-netter to ice the victory.

MacDonald, making his third start of the season, turned aside all 11 Minnesota shots in the third period as Calgary broke a two-game skid.

Charlie Coyle scored his first NHL goal and Backstrom finished with 24 saves for the Wild, who suffered their first regulation loss in four contests.

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