Corbin Knight's shootout goal lifts Flames past Stars

Dallas Stars goalie Tim Thomas makes a save on Calgary Flames centre Paul Byron at the American...

Dallas Stars goalie Tim Thomas makes a save on Calgary Flames centre Paul Byron at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, March 14, 2014. (JEROME MIRON/USA Today)

WES GILBERTSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:12 AM ET

DALLAS - Say this for the Calgary Flames — they never, ever quit.

The Flames staged another third-period comeback in Friday's 4-3 shootout victory over the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center in the Big D, erasing a two-goal deficit in the final eight minutes against a fast and physical team that has given them fits in two previous meetings this season.

Rookie centre Corban Knight, in just his sixth NHL game, buried the winner in a shootout that lasted four rounds.

Sean Monahan, another freshman, also scored for the Flames in the skills competition, while goalie Joey MacDonald surrendered just one goal at the other end.

Michael Cammalleri potted a pair for the Flames, including a second-period strike and the equalizer with four and a half minutes remaining in the third period, when he snuck behind Stars netminder Tim Thomas in his crease and knocked a puck across the goal-line.

Flames sparkplug Paul Byron also had a third-period tally — a tap-in on the powerplay after a pretty feed from left-winger Curtis Glencross — and nearly scored the winner in the final minute of regulation, but Thomas sprawled out to stop his deflection.


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