A tumultuous day for the Calgary Flames ended on a high note thanks to Chris Butler.
The defenseman scored his second goal of the season at 4:56 of overtime after Karri Ramo stopped Jeff Skinner on a penalty shot late in the third period, giving the Flames a 2-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night.
Brian McGrattan also scored for Calgary and Paul Byron had two assists, hours after President of Hockey Operations Brian Burke fired Flames general manager Jay Feaster and assistant John Weisbrod.
''It was a tough morning. Obviously it's pretty surprising when Burkie comes down to the locker room and delivers that type of news,'' Butler said. ''Jay has been such a good guy to all of us here. It's tough to see a guy like that let go. He's pretty responsible for bringing a lot of guys in. We certainly wish him the best and it was nice to get a win today.''
Skinner tied it midway through the third but was denied by Ramo on a ...