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Wild 2, Flames 1 (OT)

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Zach Parise's power play goal early in overtime lifted the Minnesota Wild to a 2-1 come-from-behind win over the Calgary Flames.

Parise flipped a backhand shot past Calgary goalie Joey MacDonald in the first minute of the extra session for his eighth goals as a member of the Wild (9-7-2).

MacDonald made 28 saves and Alex Tanguay had a power play goal for the Flames, who fell to 7-7-4.

The Flames jumped out of the gate, recording nine of the game's first 10 shots on goal and taking a 1-0 lead on their first power play. Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom deflected a Mike Cammalleri shot with his glove, but Tanguay tapped the rebound out of the air and into the net.

Minnesota appeared to have tied the game later in the first, when Parise poked a loose puck past MacDonald and to the goal line. Flames defenseman Mark Giordano swatted the puck away, but the red goal light came on and officials signaled that it was a goal. After a look at the replay, they reversed their call, ruling the puck had not crossed completely over the line.

Minnesota controlled the play for much of the second period but could not tie the game. Instead, Calgary had an excellent opportunity to double its advantage in the final five minutes of the period, after Minnesota rookie Charlie Coyle received a five-minute major penalty for elbowing after a collision with Matt Stajan of the Flames. But the Wild's control of the play continued despite killing a penalty, and the Flames did not get a shot on goal during the extended power play.

After killing a four-minute power play in the third, the Wild tied the game late in regulation when rookie Jason Zucker tipped a Devin Setoguchi shot past MacDonald. It was just the second career goal for Zucker.

Backstrom finished with 20 saves for the Wild, who play the Coyotes in Arizona on Thursday. The Flames play at Colorado on Thursday.

NOTES: The Wild placed forward Cal Clutterbuck on injured reserve on Tuesday, retroactive to last Thursday, when he suffered a left thigh contusion late in a 3-1 win at Edmonton. Clutterbuck was blindsided at center ice by the Oilers' Adam Hall. Hall served a two-game suspension for the hit. ... Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff did not make the team's trip to Minnesota, as he's still recovering from a sprained knee. He last played in a Feb. 5 win in Detroit. ... Wild rookie forward Mikael Granlund celebrated his 21st birthday on Tuesday. ... Combine a Northwest Division rivalry with scoring prowess, and it's not surprising that entering Tuesday's game, Flames forward Jarome Iginla had recorded more goals (35), points (65) and shots (225) against the Wild than against any other opponent. ... One of the loudest ovations of the night came in the second period, when it was announced that the University of Minnesota's basketball team had upset top-ranked Indiana in Minneapolis.
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