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Atkinson scores 45 seconds into OT to help Flyers overcome Flames

Cam Atkinson scored 45 seconds into overtime and Carter Hart made 33 saves to lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night.

Calgary goaltender Jacob Markstrom makes 41 saves in 4th game of 7-game road trip

Philadelphia Flyers players celebrate a game-winning goal by Cam Atkinson (89) during a 2-1 overtime victory against the Calgary Flames on Tuesday. (Matt Slocum/The Associated Press)

Cam Atkinson scored 45 seconds into overtime and Carter Hart made 33 saves to lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night.

Oliver Kylington scored for the Flames, who have lost six of eight. Jacob Markstrom had 41 saves in Calgary's fourth game of a seven-game trip.

After Johnny Gaudreau turned the puck over in the 3-on-3 overtime, Sean Couturier took a shot on a 2-on-1 with Atkinson. Markstrom made the pad stop on Couturier, but the rebound bounced right to Atkinson on the far side and he deposited the puck for his team-leading seventh goal.

WATCH | Atkinson's early OT fires Flyers past Flames:

Flyers' Cam Atkinson extinguishes the Flames in OT

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Cam Atkinson scored in overtime as the Philadelphia Flyers doused the Calgary Flames 2-1. 1:26

"[Couturier] made a good play," Atkinson said. "My face lit up pretty good when it came to me. All I had to do was bury it."

Hayes' first goal of the season tied the game 14:27 in the second period. His initial shot deflected off Calgary's Rasmus Andersson and right back to him. Hayes then fired the puck into the near side past Markstrom, who was out of position after the deflection.

Hayes played in just his second game of the season after sitting out the first 12 contests due to a lower body injury. It also was the first goal since the passing of his brother Jimmy over the summer, and Hayes pointed skyward after scoring and then to his heart.

WATCH | Kevin Hayes pays tribute to brother Jimmy following goal:

Flyers' Kevin Hayes pays tribute to late brother Jimmy after scoring 1st goal of the season

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Philadelphia Flyers centre Kevin Hayes scored his first goal of the season and pointed to the sky in tribute to his older brother Jimmy who died in August as a result of "acute intoxication due to the combined effects of fentanyl and cocaine." 1:16

"I'm happy it happened sooner rather than later," Hayes said. "It was a big goal. It'll be one I'll remember forever."

He said he'll give the puck to Jimmy's 2-year-old son, Beau.

"Personally, really, really happy for him," said Gaudreau, who played with Hayes at Boston College. "He's gone through a lot these past few months. It's hard because he's on the other team and I don't want them to score, but I was happy for him. He deserved it."

Kylington opened the scoring with just under 10 minutes left in the first with his third of the season. Gaudreau banked a pass off the boards to Kylington, whose shot from the point deflected off the legs of Couturier and past the right pad of Hart.

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