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Flames sharpen shootout skills

Flames forward Jiri Hudler (right) gets up close and personal with Panthers goalie Tim Thomas...

Flames forward Jiri Hudler (right) gets up close and personal with Panthers goalie Tim Thomas during NHL action in Calgary on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. (Jim Wells/QMI Agency)

DANIEL AUSTIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:11 AM ET

CALGARY - It’s as if 60 minutes just isn’t enough to contain a Calgary Flames game.

In each of the Flames’ past three games, overtime’s been required. In two of those games, the teams needed a shootout to figure out who took home the two points.

At Monday’s practice at Winsport, the Flames worked on ensuring they weren’t leaving those extra points on the table, doing extensive four-on-four drills and practising shootouts.

“(On Tuesday), we’re going to work on shootouts again,” Flames coach Bob Hartley said. “From the start of the year, we didn’t have very many, so we based (it on who took shots) on practice. But right now, we’ve had two (shootouts) in a row and, as you saw for yourself, some of our order has changed.”


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