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Calgary Flames' Johnny Gaudreau, right, celebrates his goal with teammate Oliver Kylington during overtime in an NHL hockey game against the Vancouver Canucks Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022 in Calgary, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)Johnny Gaudreau scored 29 seconds into overtime and the Calgary Flames beat the Vancouver Canucks 1-0 Saturday night.

Jacob Markstrom had 15 saves for his seventh shutout of the season and 15th of his career. The Flames won their third straight at home and for the fourth time in six games overall.

Thatcher Demko finished with 31 saves for the Canucks, who have lost four of five (1-1-3).

The Flames got the deciding goal when Gaudreau took a drop pass from Elias Lindholm and fired it into the low corner past Demko on a slap shot from 25 feet out.

Gaudreau has seven goals and 15 assists in 12 games since the Flames returned from an 18-day break in the schedule due to a team COVID outbreak.

It was the Flames’ first 1-0 overtime victory since Blair Jones scored the winning goal in a win over Anaheim on Jan. 12, 2012.

Markstrom’s best stops came in the opening minute of the third period when Bo Horvat found open space down the right wing, but Markstrom got a blocker on it.

It was Horvat’s first game back after missing five games in COVID protocol. The Canucks’ captain centered a line with Elias Pettersson and Conor Garland.

Also just out of COVID protocol and making his first start since Jan. 18 was Demko, who missed four games.

Scoreless through 40 minutes, Calgary enjoyed the best chances of the first couple periods. At 14:22 of the second, Gaudreau was awarded a penalty shot after he was hooked from behind by Luke Schenn while on a breakaway. However, Demko got an arm on Gaudreau’s rising attempt on the penalty shot, deflecting the puck over the net.

The Flames got a golden opportunity early in the game to surge ahead. Thirteen minutes into the first period, Vancouver defenseman Tyler Myers was assessed a match penalty for a check to the head after his heavy hit along the end boards on Trevor Lewis shook up the veteran Flames forward.

Calgary Flames' Johnny Gaudreau, center, celebrates his goal with teammates during overtime in an NHL hockey game against the Vancouver Canucks Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022 in Calgary, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko, right, looks on as Calgary Flames' Johnny Gaudreau shoots wide of the net during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022 in Calgary, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)Vancouver Canucks' Oliver Ekman-Larsson, center, tries to clear the puck as Calgary Flames' Dillon Dube, left, reaches for it while goalie Thatcher Demko looks on during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022 in Calgary, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

But up against the league’s worst-ranked penalty kill, Calgary only mustered two shots and wasn’t able to create any dangerous chances while allowing the Canucks to register their only shot of the period – a backhand by Tyler Motte.

The Flames finished 0 for 4 on the power play. Vancouver was 0 for 3. The Canucks got two power plays in the last half of the third period, but failed to generate a shot on either.

NOTES: Vancouver D Tucker Poolman (upper body) did not play after getting injured last game. Taking his spot was Noah Juulsen. … It was the first of four meetings between the two clubs, who faced each other 10 times last season.

Vancouver Canucks' Matthew Highmore, right, chases the puck as Calgary Flames goalie Jacob Markstrom covers the net during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022 in Calgary, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)Vancouver Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko deflects a shot during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Calgary Flames Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022 in Calgary, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)Vancouver Canucks' Noah Juulsen, right, has the puck stolen by Calgary Flames' Matthew Tkachuk during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022 in Calgary, Alberta. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP)

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