Sean Monahan scored 1:02 into overtime and the Calgary Flames rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night in Jaromir Jagr’s season debut.
Matthew Tkachuk scored two goals and tied it with 9:01 left in the third period for the Flames, who have three wins in their first four games. Mike Smith’s scoreless streak ended just shy of 140 minutes, but the veteran goalie made 42 saves.
Dustin Brown scored the tying and go-ahead goals on artful deflections early in the third period for the Kings, who lost for the first time under new coach John Stevens.
Captain Anze Kopitar also scored, and Jonathan Quick made 33 saves.
Michael Frolik also scored for Calgary, and Monahan ended it with his second goal of the season.
The 45-year-old Jagr played 15 shifts and didn’t record a shot on goal, but still nearly scored on his opening shift in a solid debut with the Flames. The second-leading scorer in league history began his 24th NHL season by suiting up for his ninth NHL franchise and immediately making an impact.
Jagr posted a 46-point campaign with Florida last season, and he had several teams interested in him. The Czech star eventually signed a one-year, $1 million deal with Calgary and debuted one week later.