Kris Versteeg scored the shootout winner Monday night as the Calgary Flames beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 to equal a franchise record with their 10th straight victory.
For 2 periods, the Flames and Penquins put on a show for the fans at the Saddledome, trading Grade A opportunities.
Goaltenders Marc Andre Fleury and Brian Elliott each made some spectacular saves.
Calgary’s first shooter, Versteeg moved in slowly and made a nifty deke before zipping a shot upstairs on Marc-Andre Fleury. Brian Elliott stopped Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby and Phil Kessel to clinch the win.
The Atlanta Flames had won 10 games in a row Oct. 14 to Nov. 3, 1978.
Pittsburgh had a chance to win it in overtime when Mark Giordano was sent off for a slash on Nick Bonino, but the Flames killed off the four-on-three.
Johnny Gaudreau, Deryk Engelland and Dennis Wideman scored in regulation for Calgary (39-26-4), which moved back into second place in the Pacific Division. The Flames are even in points with Anaheim but have more regulation/overtime wins.
Malkin, Crosby and Conor Sheary replied for Pittsburgh (43-17-8). The Penguins had their five-game winning snapped but still moved into a tie in points with the Washington Capitals atop the Metropolitan division. The Capitals are ahead on the tie-breaker.
The Flames came into the game with a record of 14-2-1 in their last 17 games while the Penguins came in with a 5 game winning streak and knocking off Winnipeg, Edmonton and Vancouver on their current road trip.
The Flames next action is against Boston at the Saddledome Wednesday night.