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Ramo nearly perfect for second straight game as Flames topple Lightning 3-1

Calgary Flames' David Jones, right, celebrates his goal with nteammate Mark Giordano during second period NHL hockey action against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Calgary on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016.


Karri Ramo made 30 saves and David Jones's second-period goal stood as the winner Tuesday night as the Calgary Flames beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1.

Ramo, who was perfect on 26 shots against the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night, extended his shutout streak to a personal best 152 minutes 55 seconds before Tampa Bay's Steven Stamkos found the back of the net at 18:21 of the third.

Anton Stralman missed the net with a slapshot from the blue line and Stamkos scored into the open side as the puck caromed off the end boards and out.

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Matt Stajan and Lance Bouma, with his first of the season into an empty net, also scored as Calgary (19-18-2) moved past the Anaheim Ducks and into third place in the Pacific Division. Mark Giordano had two assists.

Ben Bishop made 21 saves for Tampa Bay (19-17-4).

Ramo, who had an .868 save percentage at the end of October, entered Tuesday's game with a .910 save percentage. He has started 10 games in a row for Calgary and 25 of the last 28.

Ramo got within 12 minutes of the Flames record for longest shutout streak of 164:40 set by Mike Vernon in Dec. 1992.

Calgary opened the scoring 3:56 into the first period on a nicely executed 3-on-2.

Brodie carried the puck into the Lightning zone, zipped a pass over to Giordano and the Flames captain sent a backhand saucer pass across the goal crease that was knocked in from the side of the net by Stajan.

At 15:30 of the second, Giordano intercepted the puck along the sideboards, shook off a check from Ryan Callahan and sent the puck in front for Jones to deflect into the top corner.

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It was a slow start to the season offensively for Giordano, who missed the final two months of last year after suffering a torn biceps tendon. He had just six points (four goals, two assists) in his first 22 games. Since then, he has 17 points (six goals, 11 assists) in 17 games.

Callahan left the game with a lower-body injury and did not return after his hit to Giordano.

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