CALGARY, Alberta – Tony Amonte scored one and goal and assisted on another to lead the Calgary Flames to their eighth straight victory Wednesday night, 3-1 over the Detroit Red Wings.

Chuck Kobasew notched the winning goal on a second-period power play, Daymond Langkow chipped in with two assists, and former Red Wings forward Darren McCarty also scored for the Flames.

Robert Lang scored the lone goal for the Red Wings (15-4-1), who lost their second straight road game after winning their first seven away from Joe Louis Arena.

Calgary improved to 9-1-1 on home ice and posted its first eight-game winning streak since the 1992-93 season.

After registering a club-record 25 shots in the first period of a 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild on Monday night, it took the Flames 7:37 to register their first shot on Detroit goalie Manny Legace.

Earlier in the period, Brendan Shanahan stole the puck off the stick of defenseman Andrew Ference at the blue line and put it right on the stick of Lang, who was sent on a breakaway. Lang took a few strides toward the Calgary net and snapped a shot through the legs of goalie Miikka Kiprusoff to put Detroit up 1-0.

Calgary tied it when Langkow put a perfect pass onto the stick of Amonte, who broke in alone and wristed a shot through Legace’s legs.

Calgary had four shots in the first period but rebounded to post 16 in the second. The Flames capitalized on their increased scoring chances.

On the third of three power-play chances in the second, Kobasew showed great hand-eye coordination as he whacked a second effort past Legace for the go-ahead goal.

McCarty extended the lead to 3-1 at 2:03 of the third, picking up the puck behind the net and backhanding a wraparound shot past Legace into the far corner.

Calgary improved to 8-0-1 when leading after two periods, while Detroit slipped to 0-4 when trailing heading into the third.

Notes: Amonte and Jarome Iginla, who drew an assist on Kobasew’s goal, extended their point streaks to five games, while rookie Dion Phaneuf’s four-game run ended. … The Red Wings are 5-0 this season when Shanahan scores the game’s first goal. … The Flames ended a four-game losing streak to the Red Wings. Their last victory over Detroit was Jan. 25, 2003, at home.

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