National Hockey League
Calgary 3, Columbus 2
When: 8:30 PM ET, Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta
Referees: Francis Charron, Chris Schlenker
Linesmen: Bevan Mills, Brian Murphy
Attendance: 18696

Calgary defenseman TJ Brodie finished a wild scramble with the overtime game-winner with 11 seconds remaining as the Flames opened their five-game homestand with a 3-2 win over the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday night.

Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan kept the puck alive around the Columbus net, and Monahan -- from behind the Columbus net -- slid the puck out to Brodie, who beat Blue Jackets goalie Joonas Korpisalo from the slot for the winning goal -- Brodie's third.

The win was Calgary's eighth comeback win while trailing entering the third period, behind just the Washington Capitals and Dallas Stars (nine each) for tops in the NHL.

Elias Lindholm tallied for the 29th time, Matthew Tkachuk tied the game late and center Derek Ryan played in his 300th career game for Calgary, which is 4-1-1 in its last six and will play 10 of its remaining 14 regular-season games at home.

After Sunday's 38-save shutout against the Florida Panthers to close out the club's five-game road trip (3-1-1), Cam Talbot was back in goal and made 20 saves to earn the win.

Devin Shore scored his first goal for Columbus in his fourth game with the club, Gustav Nyquist netted one and Korpisalo stopped 34 shots.

Tkachuk, Calgary's energetic winger, took a shot by Columbus defenseman Zach Werenski off the right leg in the game's first five minutes and headed down the tunnel, and the visitors grabbed a 1-0 lead at 8:56.

Acquired at the trade deadline from the Anaheim Ducks, Shore slipped in his first Columbus marker by firing a shot from the right circle that struck Talbot on the blocker side and plopped in for his fifth on the season.

A turnover by Calgary's Mikael Backlund in the neutral zone quickly went the other way, with Nick Foligno leading a two-on-zero rush with Nyquist, who batted in the captain's saucer pass from the left side for his 14th tally at 11:20 and a two-goal advantage.

Tkachuk returned at the end of the first period, but the Blue Jackets led 2-0 and controlled play most of the period with the young forward in the dressing room.

Lindholm put Calgary on the board by pushing in a loose puck at 11:14 of the third, and Tkachuk deflected in Mark Giordano's shot with 1:43 remaining with Talbot pulled for the extra skater to tie it at 2.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Columbus   Calgary
Gustav Nyquist 1 Points TJ Brodie 1
Gustav Nyquist 1 Goals TJ Brodie 1
Pierre-Luc Dubois 1 Assists Rasmus Andersson 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Joonas Korpisalo .919 Save Percentage Cam Talbot .909
Joonas Korpisalo 34 Saves Cam Talbot 20
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Columbus 22 2 0-1 1-1 2 23
Calgary 37 3 0-1 1-1 2 25
Upcoming Games
  • Calgary will play their next game at home against Arizona. The Flames have a W/L % of .457 after a win and .576 after a loss.
  • Columbus will play their next game on the road against Edmonton. The Blue Jackets have a W/L % of .531 after a win and .417 after a loss.