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Updated: February 24th, 2013 12:23am
Charlie Coyle scores first NHL goal but Wild still falls in Calgary

Charlie Coyle scores first NHL goal but Wild still falls in Calgary

by The Associated Press
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CALGARY, Alberta -- Matt Stajan scored twice, including the go-ahead goal in the Calgary Flames' 3-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night.

With the score tied in the third period, Jarome Iginla screened Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom as Chris Butler's slap shot from the blue line was deflected on net by Iginla.

Backstrom stopped the initial drive and sprawled to get his pad on Stajan's rebound, but Stajan jammed the puck over the line just inside the post at 7:19.

Stajan entered as the Flames' leader at plus-5, and he has been one of Calgary's most consistent players this season.

Looking for a spark, Calgary coach Bob Hartley moved him to the top line where he centered Iginla and Alex Tanguay, who also scored.

Charlie Coyle, with his first NHL goal, scored for the Wild, who split their two-game trip through Alberta.

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