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NHL: 4 stories from Wednesday night

03/26/2015 01:45 EDT | Updated 05/25/2015 05:59 EDT
The Calgary Flames lost a tight game in a shootout, while the Edmonton Oilers beat the Colorado Avalanche, giving two players a special souvenir in the process.​

Here's are four NHL stories from Wednesday night:

Flames lose in OT

The Flames came back twice but were unable to get the victory, losing 4-3 to the Dallas Stars in a shootout. They were down in the second and third periods, but tied the game up both times to force overtime and then a shootout. Still, Calgary earned a crucial point in the standings.

The Flames now have 87 points and sit in third place in the Pacific Division, three points behind the Vancouver Canucks. The Los Angeles Kings are only one point behind Calgary in the division. The Kings also have a game in hand on the Flames.

Engelland ends goalless streak with 2 goals

After 78 games without a goal, Flames defenceman Deryk Engelland scored two, earning his first of the season and his first for Calgary.

Engelland scored the tying goal in the second to even the score at two. It was his first goal since March 7, 2014. The goal was the second part of a rally by Calgary, which netted two goals in just over a minute.

Engelland followed that up with a goal in the third to even the score again at three.

Spezza dangles

Dallas' second goal of the game came off a beautiful toe drag by Jason Spezza around the Flames' defenceman to set up Jamie Benn on the power play. Spezza showed real patience, waiting for the right opportunity to pass.

Oilers hold on

The Oilers got ahead early before the Avalanche clawed their way back to a tie, but Edmonton was able to hold on to beat Colorado 4-3.

The Oilers scored three unanswered goals in the first period, beginning with Martin Marincin, who netted his first NHL goal.

Marincin was assisted by Andrew Miller, who recorded his first NHL point on the play. To give both players a souvenir of the goal, the team cut the puck in half and gave a piece to each guy.

Edmonton's Derek Roy banged in the winner halfway through the third, netting a power-play goal.

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