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Monahan's SO goal lifts Flames over Jets
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Calgary Flames' Sean Monahan (23) scores the shootout winner against Winnipeg Jets' goaltender Al Montoya (35) during NHL hockey action in Winnipeg Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Trevor Hagan)
November 18, 2013, 11:54 pm

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Sean Monahan scored the winning goal in the eighth round of a shootout and the Calgary Flames snapped their six-game losing streak with a 5-4 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Monday night.

Jiri Hudler had given Calgary a 4-3 lead with 3:26 remaining in regulation, but the Jets tied it on Bryan Little's with six seconds left.

With Winnipeg goalie Al Montoya on the bench for an extra attacker, the Jets swarmed goalie Reto Berra, and Little put a rebound into an open side of the net.

Montoya made 29 saves. Berra stopped 43 shots, including three in overtime, to help the Flames end their 0-5-1 skid.

Calgary's Michael Cammalleri scored his team-leading ninth goal of the season on the power play and added an assist. T.J. Brodie and Lance Bouma also scored.

Michael Frolik, Olli Jokinen and Dustin Byfuglien had goals for Winnipeg, and defenseman Grant Clitsome and Blake Wheeler both added a pair of assists.

Byfuglien tied it 3-3 with 7:50 left in the third period, scoring his fifth goal in five games. The power-play goal came off a rebound.

But Calgary regained the lead when Hudler blasted a shot from the top of the circle that beat Montoya with 3:26 left.

Winnipeg had a four-game home winning streak broken, but the Jets are 4-2-1 in their last seven games.

The Jets outshot the Flames 11-6 in the scoreless first period and 23-9 in the second.

Just 18 second after Clitsome was called for tripping in the second period, Cammalleri scored on a shot from a sharp angle after Lee Stempniak sent a pass to him across the front of the net at 9:01.

Winnipeg tied it two minutes later when Byfuglien's shot from the point ended with Frolik putting in a rebound at 8:43 for his fifth goal of the season.

Byfuglien has seven points in seven games, including four goals.

Brodie's goal was a deflection that made it 2-1 at 15:24.

The second period ended with fists flying in several pairings, but Byfuglien grabbed Chris Butler and Ladislav Smid at one time.

Byfuglien got four minutes for roughing, and the Flames started the third period on their third power play, but couldn't convert.

A minute after getting out of the box, Byfuglien went back in for tripping, but Calgary couldn't convert the opportunity.

Jokinen scored at 8:16 to make it 2-2 when Berra appeared screened by two of his teammates, and the puck went through his legs.

NOTES: Calgary will host Columbus on Wednesday. ... The Jets will take on the visiting Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday.

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