Flames survive Eric Nystrom's four goals for shootout win

Flames defenceman Chris Butler and goalie Reto Barra celebrate following a shootout win over the...

Flames defenceman Chris Butler and goalie Reto Barra celebrate following a shootout win over the Predators in Calgary on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. (Jim Wells/QMI Agency)

WES GILBERTSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:32 AM ET

CALGARY - Calgary Flames 5, Eric Nystrom 4.

It wasn't pretty but good enough for the Flames to net wins in consecutive games for the first time in mid-December.

Nystrom, the 2001 first-round draft choice of the Flames, had a career night against his old club, but Sean Monahan's tally in the fourth round of the shootout and Reto Berra's amazing leg save against the ensuing shooter was the difference in a come-from-behind victory Friday night at the Saddledome.

After Monahan scored a nifty goal to put the Flames in position for the win, Nashville's Ryan Ellis looked to have Berra deked, but the lanky goalie kicked out his right leg to just get a piece of the puck.

The Flame improve to 18-27-7 and have won four of seven shootouts this season.

It was a wild finish in what looked to be a disappointing game on home ice.


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