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DALLAS (AP)—Bill Guerin got the Dallas Stars’ comeback rolling. Jason Arnott finished it.

Arnott scored 17 seconds into overtime and Guerin had three goals as the Stars rallied from a two-goal third-period deficit for a 4-3 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night.

“It’s reassuring to know we can (come back),” said Dallas’ Brenden Morrow, who assisted on Arnott’s game-winner. “But we don’t want to put ourselves in that hole.”

Calgary led 3-1 when Guerin notched his second of the night on a power-play rebound with 10:32 left in regulation.

Guerin tied it with 8:35 remaining in regulation on a wrist shot from the left circle. It was his sixth goal of the season and completed his first hat trick for the Stars and the fourth of his career.

Seconds before his third goal, Guerin stepped out of the penalty box. Meanwhile, Arnott had the puck in the neutral zone.

“I didn’t know he was there,” Arnott said. “But the guys on the bench were screaming at me that he was coming out (of the box) so I turned around and he was there.”

After a slow start, Guerin has three goals and three assists in his last two games.

“You go through some stretches where you can’t buy one, and then you go through stretches where they all go in,” Guerin said.

Seconds after the faceoff to begin the five-minute overtime period, Morrow got to the net from the left side, where his shot was stopped by Calgary goaltender Dany Sabourin, making his NHL debut.

But Arnott, who also had three assists, worked into the slot and knocked the rebound past Sabourin, who had 24 saves.

“I thought I had the puck (on Arnott’s goal), but I guess not,” Saborin said. “I think I showed that I can be a good goalie in this league. I can’t wait for more games. We should have had a win tonight.”

Oleg Saprykin and Chuck Kobasew scored for the Flames in a span of 4:44 in the second period to chase Dallas goaltender Marty Turco.

Saprykin’s shot out of the corner pinballed off Turco’s pads at 1:35 of the second period to give the Flames a 2-1 lead. Kobasew scored from in front of the net between Turco’s pads at 6:19 of the second period to make it 3-1.

Coach Dave Tippett pulled Turco at that point, replacing him with Ron Tugnutt after Turco had allowed three goals in 11 shots.

Tugnutt stopped Calgary’s last six shots to earn his first decision of the season.

“It was a good comeback, but I don’t think we can keep putting ourselves in holes like that,” Tugnutt said.

Calgary took a 1-0 lead on its first shot of the game at 8:00 of the first period when Jarome Iginla skated down the right side and converted Steven Reinprecht’s cross-ice pass for his third goal of the season.

Guerin tied it at 14:50 of the opening period when he skated from behind the net and into the slot, scoring on a backhander.

Flames coach Darryl Sutter did not fault his team’s effort.

“Obviously we’re disappointed because of the 3-1 lead we gave up, but we certainly didn’t blow it,” Sutter said. “I thought we gave a heck of aneffort.”


Stars rookie LW Antti Miettinen was scratched due to back spasms. … The Flames were playing their second road game in as many nights. Calgary lost 4-2 at Colorado on Tuesday. … Morrow had a goal overturned on replay at 10:06 of the first period. A video review showed that the puck did not cross the goal line. … Guerin’s power-play goal snapped an 0-for-11 drought by Dallas with aman advantage.

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  Game Winning Goal
J. Arnott J. Arnott
Dallas Stars
Scored at 0:17 of OT


Goalie Team Shot Save
Ron Tugnutt Dal 6 6