McDonald, McClement lead Blues past Flames

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Andy McDonald and Jay McClement scored
in a 51-second span midway through the third period and Chris
Mason made 33 saves in the St. Louis Blues’ 3-2 victory over the
Calgary Flames on Friday night.

T.J. Oshie added a short-handed goal to help St. Louis jump into
ninth place in the Western Conference, two points behind
Nashville for the final playoff spot.

Mason is 15-6-5 in his last 26 games with a 1.99 goals-against

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Mike Cammalleri and Dustin Boyd scored for Calgary, which is
three points ahead of Vancouver for the Northwest Division lead.

McDonald tied the score 2-2 at 9:24 of the third period. Brad
Boyes sent a cross-ice pass that left McDonald with an empty net
to shoot at with Miikka Kiprusoff trapped out of position.

McClement then put the Blues in front, curling out of the corner
and scoring on a harmless-looking shot that somehow trickled
past Kiprusoff.