Stars defeat Flames in OT in Game 4, even Western First Round series

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John Klingberg scored at 16:05 of overtime to give the Dallas Stars a 5-4 win against the Calgary Flames in Game 4 of the Western Conference First Round at Rogers Place in Edmonton on Sunday.

Klingberg one-timed a cross-ice pass by Jamie Benn through traffic and by Calgary goalie Cam Talbot for Dallas, the third seed in the West.

The best-of-7 Stanley Cup Playoff series is tied. Game 5 is in Edmonton, the West hub city, on Tuesday (TBD).

Joe Pavelski had a hat trick and scored the tying goal with 12 seconds left in the third period for Dallas. Gurianov also scored, Anton Khudobin made 36 saves.

Cam Talbot made 57 saves and Sam Bennett had two goals and an assist for the Flames, the No. 6 seed. Johnny Gaudreau had one goal and one assist.

Pavelski tied the game 4-4 on a rebound with 12 seconds remaining in regulation.

His goal came after Jason Dickinson scored at 17:31, but the Flames successfully challenged incidental contact by Corey Perry on Talbot prior to the goal.

Pavelski scored on the power play at 18:11 of the first period to put Dallas up 1-0. Gaudreau tied it 1-1 with a power play goal at 1:54 of the second period.

Pavelski gave the Stars a 2-1 lead at 3:14 with a shot by Talbot’s blocker off the rush, and Bennett scored 43 seconds later with a slap shot on the power play to make it 2-2.

Bennett made it 3-2 when he scored on a rebound off Milan Lucic‘s shot at 14:50, and Gurianov one-timed a pass from Miro Heiskanen by Talbot on the power play to tie it 3-3 with 37 seconds remaining in the second.

Rieder scored shorthanded to put Calgary up 4-3 at 3:11 of the third period when he redirected a centering pass from Derek Ryan by Khudobin’s blocker. Rieder is the only player in team history to record three shorthanded goals in a single playoff year.
 

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