CALGARY, Alberta -- Sean Monahans split-second decision sent the Calgary Flames to their second consecutive win.Monahan waited out Minnesota goalie Devan Dubnyk before snapping a shot over his right pad for the shootout winner as Calgary edged the Wild 3-2 on Friday night.I had no idea what I was doing, to be honest, Monahan acknowledged. I thought I was going to come in and go high blocker, but it wasnt there. Hes pretty tall, so I just tried a little move and lucky enough something opened up.Calgary goalie Chad Johnson then stopped Charlie Coyles attempt at the other end of the ice to seal the victory.Its nice when you get the lead, said Johnson, who commended Monahan. If you can get a lead in the shootout, it gives you confidence. You have a little bit more breathing room.Kris Versteeg and Mikael Backlund scored in regulation for the Flames (12-13-2), who are 4-1-1 in their past six games.Johnson made 26 saves for his second straight victory and fifth in the last six starts.Obviously, Johnny stood on his head again for us, made some big saves there in the shootout and in that third period and kept us in that game, Monahan said. Its a lot of credit to him and weve got to build some momentum here at home.Chris Stewart and Mikko Koivu scored for Minnesota (11-8-4), which is 0-1-2 in its past three games.Dubnyk finished with 30 saves, including four in overtime, before allowing goals to Versteeg and Monahan in the shootout.Were not going to overthink the skills competition, Dubnyk said. Id like to make the save, but well work on that. Those are just things you do your best and try to bear down. Obviously it feels better when you get the extra point, but I think in a game that wasnt our best -- we werent as sharp as wed like to be -- to come out with a point and get a big goal in the third is something to build on.Stewart opened the scoring at 3:50 of the first period when he redirected defenseman Jared Spurgeons shot past Johnson.The Flames pulled even at 12:26 when Versteeg backhanded a rebound past Dubnyk, who made a pad save to stop the initial point shot by defenseman Jyrki Jokipakka.Just 1:07 later during a man advantage for the Flames, Backlund tapped a loose puck in the crease into the net behind Dubnyk, who had made back-to-back saves to deny scoring attempts by Mark Giordano and Matthew Tkachuk.Although the Wild outshot Calgary 7-5 in the second, they werent able to get any pucks past Johnson, who made a nice save to stop a one-timer off the stick of Zach Parise early in the period.Koivu scored the equalizer for the Wild at 7:40 in the third when he took a pass from Jason Zucker in the slot and fired a shot to the top corner, glove side, past Johnson.Tkachuk had a great chance to score for Calgary when Alex Chiasson set him up in the slot with 6:18 left in regulation, but Koivu reached back with the shaft of his stick to deflect the puck over the net.The Flames had a power play to start overtime, but werent able to capitalize.Game notes Stewart had gone 14 games without a point and 15 games without scoring before his goal in the first period. ... 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LONDON -- Serena Williams has won so many Grand Slam matches that shes lost count.Then again, as she noted Sunday, its her losses that get a lot more attention nowadays.Looking much more ready for Week 2 at Wimbledon than she did in her previous outing, Williams joined Martina Navratilova as the only women with 300 victories at major tournaments in the Open era by overwhelming Annika Beck 6-3, 6-0 in 51 minutes to get to the fourth round.Every time I step out on the court, if I dont win, its major national news, Williams said a day after her counterpart in the mens draw, No. 1 and defending champion Novak Djokovic, was ousted. But if I do win, its just like a small tag in the corner.Pushed to three sets her last time out, Williams was about as dominant as can be against her 43rd-ranked German opponent. Nearly perfect, even.Williams won the last 17 points she served. She won 24 of the last 28 points overall. She accumulated 25 winners to two for Beck.Afterward, the six-time Wimbledon champion was asked whether she knew she had reached a milestone by getting her 300th Grand Slam match win, breaking a tie with Chris Evert for second place behind Navratilovas total of 306.No. Was it? Cool. Oh, nice, the 34-year-old American said with a laugh. I had no idea. Thats awesome, right? Thats good, right?Shes now 300-42, an .877 winning percentage, and will go for No. 301 right away: All 16 mens and womens fourth-round matches are scheduled for Monday, when Williams faces two-time major champion Svetlana Kuznetsova.Yes, thanks to sun on Sunday, the tournament is all caught up after persistent rain left a backlog of matches. This was only the fourth time since The Championships, as theyre called around these parts, began 139 years ago that matches were played on the middle Sunday.On the other three occasions -- 1991, 1997, 2004 -- fans lined up overnight to buy tickets that normally are so difficult, and expensive, to come by, creating a loud festival of flag-waving, face-painted folks thrilled to be on-site for once. This time, seats could only be purchased online, and there was a far-less-vibrant vibe than in the past on what was known as Peoples Sunday.I thought it would feel really different, Williams said, asked to compare this day with an averagee one at the grass-court Grand Slam, but it didnt feel really different.ddddddddddddIf anything, this middle Sunday was oddly subdued. Silent, even. Arenas were filled with rows and rows of unclaimed green chairs. Spectators applauded politely, if at all. Walkways around the grounds were easy to traverse.Strange feeling, a little bit, said No. 7 Richard Gasquet, who helped give France four men in the round of 16 at Wimbledon for the first time since 1929, because ... I dont see many people around.His next opponent is another member of that rare quartet, No. 12 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who erased a two-set deficit, then saved a match point, en route to edging No. 18 John Isner of the United States 19-17 in a fifth set that lasted more than 2 hours all by itself.Its good to be alive, said Tsonga, now 6-0 in five-setters at the All England Club.They played three sets before being halted because of darkness Saturday night and finished Sunday.In other mens matches, No. 32 Lucas Pouille of France got past 2009 U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro 6-7 (4), 7-6 (6), 7-5, 6-1; 2010 Wimbledon runner-up Tomas Berdych defeated 19-year-old Alexander Zverev 6-3, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1; No. 15 Nick Kyrgios eliminated No. 22 Feliciano Lopez 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-4 to set up a showdown against his pal Andy Murray, who is seeded No. 2 and won the 2013 title; and Jiri Vesely defeated No. 31 Joao Sousa 6-2, 6-2, 7-5.The 13th-seeded Kuznetsova advanced with a 6-7 (1), 6-2, 8-6 victory over No. 18 Sloane Stephens. Other womens winners included No. 21 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Elena Vesnina and Ekaterina Makarova. The woman who ended Williams bid for a calendar-year Grand Slam in the U.S. Open semifinals last September, Roberta Vinci, failed to put up much of a challenge in a 6-3, 6-4 loss to No. 27 CoCo Vandeweghe.Vandeweghe won 24 of 28 first-serve points and 14 of 17 points when she went to the net, improving to 11-1 on grass this season.Past month or almost two months, said Vandeweghe, a 2015 Wimbledon quarterfinalist, Ive been doing a good job of rising to the occasion.---Follow Howard Fendrich on Twitter at http://twitter.com/HowardFendrich ' ' '
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