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These were milestone moments and timely tallies. 

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Calgary Flames winger Andrew Mangiapane netted his 100th career NHL goal during Monday’s third period in Seattle, setting the stage for a dramatic 4-3 overtime victory against the host Kraken at Climate Pledge Arena. 

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Rasmus Andersson completed the comeback for the Flames, burying his own rebound after being denied on a wraparound in three-on-three. With an assist on the winner, captain Mikael Backlund reached the 500-point plateau.  

The Flames, now 5-1-2 in their past eight contests, continue to find ways to claw back. 

They once again found themselves in a hole after the Kraken tucked two in a span of 2:04 in the middle frame — a backhander from Jordan Eberle that squeaked through Dan Vladar’s five-hole and then a doorstep deflection by Jared McCann. 

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But with just over four minutes remaining in regulation, Noah Hanifin wired a wrister from the point and Mangiapane was there to cause chaos at the edge of the crease and, ultimately, to cash the rebound. The 27-year-old forward needed 359 career games to hit triple digits in goals scored. 

Backlund dished to Andersson in OT, and the workhorse defenceman did the rest. While Joey Daccord managed to deny his wraparound, the puck popped back to Andersson and he cashed that second chance. 

Elias Lindholm and Jonathan Huberdeau also tickled twine in Seattle, while Andersson piled up three points and Vladar finished with 28 saves in the visiting crease. 

Just 76 seconds after Monday’s opening faceoff, Lindholm ripped a laser inside the post on the blocker side. 

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The Flames’ power-play has been in a major funk, but Huberdeau finally snapped the special-teamers out of an 0-for-16 slump when he fired through traffic on an early man-advantage. 

Nashville is the next stop on this four-game roadie. The Flames face the Predators on Wednesday at Bridgestone Arena (7 p.m. MT, Sportsnet 360/Sportsnet 960 The Fan). 

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Wes Gilbertson and Danny Austin have been covering the Flames for years and know what makes the team tick. Have questions? They have the answers – or the contacts to track them down. Send your questions to

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