Cal 0 1 0 1
Chi 0 1 1 2
Date of game: 12/14/2014

Recap: Chicago vs. Calgary

Chicago, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Brandon Saad scored the tiebreaking goal with 7:03 remaining in the third period as the Chicago Blackhawks edged the Calgary Flames 2-1 on Sunday night.

Johnny Gaudreau, who set up Jiri Hudler for the lone Calgary goal, lost control of the puck when he fell down just inside the Chicago zone, triggering a counter rush for the Blackhawks.

Jonathan Toews dished to Saad and he beat Jonas Hiller over the glove on a breakaway.

"It was perfect," Saad said of Toews' pass. "It was a great play."

Antti Raanta made 23 saves for the Blackhawks, who bounced back from Saturday's road loss to the New York Islanders that snapped their winning streak at eight games.

Hiller stopped 26 shots for Calgary, which was winless on a four-game road trip and has lost five straight overall.

"We have to turn this thing around," Flames defenseman Kris Russell said. "We aren't happy with how things are going for us."

The teams traded goals in the second period.

Hudler gave the Flames a 1-0 lead when he came in as a trailer on a rush, collected Gaudreau's pass and ripped a slap shot from the slot past Raanta at 4:27.

The Blackhawks answered nine seconds into a power play. Some nice puck movement led to Toews feeding Patrick Sharp for a one-timer from the bottom of the left circle at 8:43.

Game Notes

Defenseman Tim Erixon played 10:43 for Chicago after being acquired for forward Jeremy Morin in a trade with Columbus earlier Sunday ... Calgary was 0-for-3 on the power play.

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