Mikael Backlund scored with about 6 minutes
remaining to give Calgary the lead and the streaking Flames finally earned their first win in their former home city, beating the
Atlanta Thrashers 4-2 on Thursday night.
Mark Giordano, Brendan Morrison and Curtis Glencross also scored as the Flames earned their sixth straight win, their longest streak in two years.
Glencross scored an empty-net goal with 6 seconds
The Flames, who played in Atlanta as an expansion franchise from 1972-80, won in Atlanta for the first time in seven games since leaving the South.
Calgary was 0-5-1 in Atlanta since the Thrashers
joined the league as an expansion team in 1999.
Bryan Little and Anthony Stewart scored for the struggling
Thrashers, who have lost nine of 11.
Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 22 shots as the Flames continued their
surge for a playoff spot.
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