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  • Mikael Backlund on the Matt Dumba hit that put him out of action just over a week ago: “I had my head down, but...40 seconds left, I don’t know if he has to do that. I think it’s an unnecessary play. Says a lot about the guy.” #Flames
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  • Coach Peters says Smith should play on this upcoming road trip. Rittich starts tomorrow in Minnesota. Mikael Backlund will also travel with the team on this trip. #Flames
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  • #Flames at practice today: Gaudreau-Monahan-Lindholm Tkachuk-Ryan-Bennett Mangiapane-Jankowski-Neal Czarnik-Quine-Hathaway Giordano-Brodie Hanifin-Hamonic Kylington-Andersson
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  • Calgary isn’t too concerned with Smith’s injury, but with three games in four days, the team needed to recall Gillies. Gillies is on the ice for practice this morning. Team leaves for Minnesota this afternoon. #Flames
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  • Mikael Backlund on the ice for practice at the Saddledome this morning. #Flames
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  • Calgary has recalled Jon Gillies from AHL Stockton. Mike Smith currently day-to-day with an injury. Ryan Lomberg assigned to the Heat. #Flames
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  • Calgary in the third period is tough to wrap your head around. Now 7 wins when trailing after 40 minutes after play, which leads the league. 49 third period goals, also leads the league. Craziest stat of all: they’ve now outscored opponents 5-3 with the net empty. #Flames
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  • Three goals in 1:43 turns a 5-3 deficit into a 6-5 overtime win for Calgary. Crazy. Third OT win this season, all three goals off the stick of Johnny Gaudreau. Sean Monahan ties the game at 19:53 for his 20th of the season. 20 goals for a sixth straight season. #Flames
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  • David Rittich in to start the third period. Smith allows 4 goals on 14 shots through the first 40 minutes. #Flames
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  • Mike Smith first off the ice. He’s confirmed as tonight’s starter vs. Philadelphia. #Flames
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