Predators Subdue Flames in OT

2-1 victory gives Nashville a critical 2 points in standings
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 8, 2008 5:50 AM CST
Nashville Predators goalie Dan Ellis, left, makes a save on a shot from Calgary Flames' Kristian Huselius, from Sweden, during overtime NHL hockey action in Calgary, March 7, 2008. The Nashville Predators...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Flames went 0-6 on the power play, but for a while it seemed as if they might beat the Predators on one second-period goal by Craig Conroy. But Scott Nichol flicked one past Miikka Kiprusoff midway through the third to pull Nashville even, and an overtime shot by JP Dumont sealed the win, reports the Canadian Press.

Kiprusoff, who had built up 115 shutout minutes before Nichol's goal, finished with 34 saves for Calgary. Rival goalie Dan Ellis grabbed 29 saves to improve to 18-7-2. By sending it to overtime, the Flames remain tied with the Wild at the top of the Northwest Division, while the Predators move into a tie for seventh in the Western Conference.