Flames 4, Blue Jackets 3 (OT): Alex Tanguay scored 1:07 into overtime, helping visiting Calgary win consecutive games for the first time this season.
Roman Cervenka scored his first NHL goal and Mikael Backlund and Lee Stempniak also had goals in the battle of teams with the fewest points in the Western Conference.
After the Flames surrendered the tying goal with nine minutes to play in regulation, Tanguay ended it in the extra session on Calgary’s first shot of the frame, with captain Jarome Iginla and T.J. Brodie drawing assists.
Vinny Prospal and Mark Letestu each had a goal and an assist and Matt Calvert scored for the Blue Jackets, who dropped to 1-3-1 in their past five outings.
Stempniak put the Flames ahead 3-2 at 8:33 of the third with his fourth goal of the season as the power play was expiring, but Prospal leveled the contest 2:27 later.
Cervenka opened the scoring at 4:19 of the first following a failed clearing attempt. Calvert responded 25 seconds later with a wrist shot before Letestu gave the Blue Jackets a 2-1 edge with the man advantage at 9:37. The lead lasted until Backlund evened things 2-2 at 13:06 of the second, hammering it home off a rebound in front of the net.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Flames G Leland Irving stopped 26 shots in his first start of the season in place of the injured Miikka Kiprusoff. The veteran netminder missed his first game since suffering a lower body injury against the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday. He remains day-to-day. … Jiri Hudler had a pair of assists for Calgary. … Both teams went 1 of 4 on the power play.