CALGARY, Alberta (AP) – Philippe Boucher scored with 55 seconds left in overtime to give the Dallas Stars a 3-2 victory over Calgary on Thursday night, spoiling the Flames’ home opener.

It was the third straight loss for Calgary, which raised the 2003-04 Western Conference championship banner before the game in front of a sellout crowd.

Mike Modano had three assists for Dallas, which also got goals from Jere Lehtinen and Martin Skoula.

Steve Reinprecht and Chuck Kobasew scored for the Flames with Matthew Lombardi assisting on both goals.

Miikka Kiprusoff, who led the Flames on their run to the Stanley Cup finals in 2004, had 19 saves.

Dallas came into the game 2-for-22 on the power play, but the Stars matched that total with their first two goals of the game.

Lehtinen scored at 9:04 of the second period and Skoula made it 2-0 4:04 later.

Reinprecht scored with five minutes left in the second and Kobasew tied it with 5:32 left in regulation.

The Flames had a chance to win the game late in the third period, when Chris Simon came crashing in on Marty Turco, but the goalie snatched the puck as it was headed for the top shelf.

Lehtinen and Modano set up Boucher’s second goal of the season on Dallas’ fourth shot of the overtime.

Dallas finished 2-of-6 on the power play, adding to Calgary’s league-worst total of 13 goals allowed with a man advantage.

Turco made 18 saves.

AP-ES-10-14-05 0006EDT


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