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Flames Defeat Blackhawks, 6-3

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Joe Mullen and Doug Gilmour scored 14 seconds apart late in the second period Monday night, leading the Calgary Flames to a 6-3 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in a National Hockey League game.

The Flames extended their home unbeaten streak to 7 games and ended a 3-game winless streak. The Blackhawks, who have lost their last 5 games at Calgary, completed a trip with a 2-5 record.

Mullen drove a 40-foot slapshot past goaltender Darren Pang at 16:19 of the second period, giving the Flames a 3-1 lead with his sixth goal of the season, and Gilmour knocked in the rebound of a Gary Suter shot at 16:33.

Trent Yawney cut the margin to 4-2 when he fired a wrist shot from inside the blue line past goaltender Rick Wamsley on a power play at 18:44. Four minutes into the third period, Steve Larmer pulled the Blackhawks within a goal with his second goal of the game, on a power play.

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But Hakan Loob restored the Flames’ 2-goal margin with his seventh goal of the season at 11:32. Jamie Macoun gave Calgary a 6-3 lead 5 minutes later, beating replacement goalie Jim Waite.

In the first period, Jiri Hrdina of the Flames scored the game’s first goal, beating Pang at 4:21 on a power play. Colin Patterson made it 2-0 at 3:05 of the second period before Larmer scored for the Blackhawks at 13:25.


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