Dube Scores in 7th Round of Shootout, Flames Beat Wild 5-4

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Dillon Dube scored in the seventh-round of the shootout to give the Calgary Flames a 5-4 win over the Minnesota Wild on Sunday night.

David Rittich stopped six of seven Wild shooters.

Dube beat Alex Stalock with a quick move for his first career shootout goal on his first chance. Derek Ryan also scored in the shootout for the Flames, 4-0 in tiebreakers this season.

Milan Lucic, Travis Hamonic, Michael Stone and Mark Giordano scored for Calgary, 4-5-1 in its last 10 games after winning seven straight during a stretch of nine consecutive outings with at least a point. Ryan Donato had a goal in the shootout, and Rittich finished with 30 saves.

Marcus Foligno scored twice, and Kevin Fiala and Jordan Greenway also had goals for Minnesota, which finished 1-2-1 on a four-game homestand.

Wild left wing Marcus Foligno
Wild left wing Marcus Foligno (David Berding-USA TODAY Sports)

Giordano scored on a power play with under 6 minutes to go to tie the score 4-4 as his shot from the left circle went off the stick of Wild defenceman Ryan Suter.

Greenway scored at 2:37 of the final period for a 4-3 Wild lead by redirecting a long shot by Jared Spurgeon into the net. The goal came 42 seconds after Stone’s wristshot through traffic tied it 3-3.

Replacing Greenway on Minnesota’s checking line with Joel Eriksson Ek and Luke Kunin for Saturday’s 3-2 overtime win over Winnipeg, Foligno has responded with three goals and an assist. Foligno was held off the score sheet in eight of his previous nine previous games.

Greenway played with Victor Rask and Ryan Hartman on the team’s fourth line.

Jordan Greenway Minnesota Wild
Jordan Greenway, Minnesota Wild (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers)

Tied 2-2 in the final minute of the first period, Foligno crashed the net, and amidst a trio of Calgary players, knocked home a loose puck. It marks his eighth career multi-goal game — first with the Wild — and first since March 2, 2017, for Buffalo.

Foligno put Minnesota up 2-1 midway through the opening period, but Hamonic tied it 5 minutes later with a one-timer from the right dot.

Foligno’s goal came 34 seconds after Lucic tied the game on the power play.

Minnesota has allowed five power-play goals on 12 penalty kills in its past three games.


Mikael Backlund had two assists for Calgary. … This two-game road trip for the Flames is the annual fathers/mentors trip. … Eriksson Ek had an assist to establish a career-high with 17 points. He had 16 points in 75 games in 2017-18.


Flames: At Chicago on Tuesday night.

Wild: At Calgary on Thursday night.


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Mike Cook, The Associated Press