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WATCH: Nashville Predators earn fourth straight win, edge Calgary Flames in OT

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Nov 2, 2021; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Nashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros (74) makes a save against the Calgary Flames during the first period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 2, 2021; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; Nashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros (74) makes a save against the Calgary Flames during the first period at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Duchene scored the overtime winner to cap a two-point performance that led the visiting Nashville Predators to their fourth consecutive victory with a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday.

Luke Kunin and Filip Forsberg also scored for the Predators, who snapped Calgary’s winning streak at six games. Goalie Juuse Saros made 38 saves to kick off a six-game road trip.

Matthew Tkachuk and Oliver Kylington replied for the Flames, while goalie Jacob Markstrom stopped 19 shots.

After the Flames couldn’t convert on a couple of overtime chances, Mikael Granlund sent a cross-ice pass during a two-on-one rush that Duchene one-timed for his third goal of the season 97 seconds into the extra frame. Granlund finished with a pair of assists.

Despite outshooting the visitors by nearly a two-to-one margin, the Flames never held a lead.

Kunin’s first goal of the season opened the scoring just past the midway point of the opening frame. Off a faceoff win, Kunin drove to the net as Alexandre Carrier wristed a point shot, and deflected the waist-high puck into the net.

However, Tkachuk’s power-play goal tied the game 98 seconds later. Seconds after Markstrom made a crucial save while the Flames had the man-advantage, Sean Monahan chipped a rebound chance during a scramble and Tkachuk deflected the shot into the cage for his third goal in four games.

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Despite the Flames dominance in the first period, Forsberg scored with 83 seconds remaining in the opening frame to restore the Nashville lead. A bounding puck came to the Predators forward deep in the left circle and he immediately whipped a shot home for his fourth goal of the season.

Again, though, the Flames drew even when Kylington notched his first goal of the campaign 3:20 into the third period. Upon hitting the ice after a change on the fly, Kylington gained the puck just inside the zone, raced to the left face-off dot and rifled a short-side wrist shot for the marker.

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–Field Level Media