Joni Ortio and Sean Monahan do it again.
Joni Ortio made 33 saves to earn his fourth straight win since he was recalled from Adirondack of the American Hockey League. Ortio, who is 4-0-0 with a 1.23 goals-against average and .958 save percentage, is making a case to stay with Calgary even though Karri Ramo has been activated off of IR.
Flames center Sean Monahan scored on a great individual effort to tie the game 1-1 at 13:55 of the third. Monahan swiped the puck away from Kings defenseman Alec Martinez at the point, skated down the left wing and beat goalie Jonathan Quick with a wrist shot for his 14th goal.
Calgary was outshot 27 to 9 through the first 40 minutes.
That sent the game to overtime.
One moment Dennis Wideman celebrated, and the next he doubted whether the puck had gone into the net. After the play was reviewed, Wideman and the Calgary Flames headed to the dressing room with smiles yet again.
“When I shot it, I thought it was in,” Wideman said after his goal with 52 seconds left in overtime gave Calgary a 2-1 win against the Los Angeles Kings on Monday at Staples Center.
“I raised my arms and then they waved it off,” he continued. “And then from the Jumbotron view that they showed, it looked like it hit the crossbar. Then I didn’t think it went in.”
Wideman shot the puck from a sharp angle on the left side, and it quickly caromed off the camera inside the net. Play continued, but video review determined it was the game-winning goal for the Flames (25-18-3), who are 4-0-0 on their five-game Pacific Division trip and occupy the Western Conference’s second and final wild-card spot for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.