CALGARY — TJ Brodie scored 4:58 into overtime to give the Calgary Flames a dramatic 4-3 comeback victory over the Boston Bruins on Monday.
As Brodie cut down the wing, he sent the puck towards the net with it deflecting off a Bruins stick, fluttering high in the air and over Tuukka Rask.
The buzzer sounded after a brief period of uncertainty, video review confirmed the goal.
Boston led 3-1 after 40 minutes. The victory marked the league-best 10th time the Flames have come back to win when trailing after two periods (10-16-1). Anaheim is second with seven.
Jiri Hudler had two goals and David Jones also scored for Calgary (32-22-3), which has won six of their last eight games.
Brad Marchand, Zdeno Chara and Torey Krug scored for the Bruins (28-20-8), who are winless in their last four (0-3-1).
Calgary leads the NHL in third-period goal differential (+34), and they demonstrated their late game magic once again. Hudler drew the Flames to within one at 3:22 when he buried a cross-ice pass from Sean Monahan to make it 3-2.
Calgary kept on pushing and pulled even at 14:51 on the power play. With David Pastrnak in the penalty box for high-sticking, the Flames needed only nine seconds to take advantage, with Hudler deflecting Mark Giordano’s shot from the blue-line after Monahan won a face-off in the Boston end.
Leading 2-0 after the first period, the Bruins extended their lead in the opening minute of the second. Reilly Smith whiffed on his shot attempt but Krug, skating through the slot behind him, scooped up the puck and quickly sent a backhander over the shoulder of Karri Ramo.
The goal came on Boston’s 11th shot and spelled the end of Ramo’s night. He was replaced by Jonas Hiller.
The move seemed to spark Calgary, who got on the scoreboard at 6:52 of the second period.
Breaking down the wing, Jones got around Dougie Hamilton and cut to the front of the net. Rask poked the puck off his stick but it went up in the air, hit Jones in his chest, and flipped it into the net.
Boston struck first on Marchand’s short-handed goal at 6:48.
Brodie’s drop-pass just outside his own blue-line was picked off by Patrice Bergeron and breaking in on a two-on-none, he set-up Marchand for his 16th goal.
The Bruins made it 2-0 at 11:27 of the first period on Chara’s blast from the blue-line.