- The Washington Times - Friday, March 20, 2009

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 average.

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

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

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

Notes:@ Calgary has allowed a NHL-high 15 short-handed goals. … St. Louis is 2-15-1 in its last 18 games with Calgary. … St. Louis has played 17 sets of back-to-back games, posting a better record in the second game (10-6-1) than the first (6-8-3).

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