Hamilton scores with 16 seconds left, Flames beat Ducks

Published 1:18 a.m. ET Jan. 7, 2018 | Updated 2:15 a.m. ET Jan. 7, 2018

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Dougie Hamilton was as surprised as anybody that he was left alone in the slot late in Saturday night’s game.

Hamilton made it count, scoring with 16 seconds left to lift the Calgary Flames over the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 on Saturday night. Hamilton took a pass from Micheal Ferland and tucked a shot past John Gibson to give the Flames their third straight win.

“I was just jumping up and Ferly made a great pass and I realized I had a breakaway and tried to be patient, make a move and it just went in,” Hamilton said.

Ferland and Mark Giordano also scored for the Flames, while Mike Smith made 27 save for his 17th win.

“We’ve had the same mindset these last few games,” Ferland said. “We know how big these points are right now. We’ve just been playing simple hockey and waiting for our chances. I think it’s working for us right now.”


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