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Donna Spencer

Flames back on a roll

CALGARY—Production from the foot soldiers has helped lift the Calgary Flames out of a funk.

Austin Czarnik and Derek Ryan both scored in a 5-2 win over the visiting Arizona Coyotes yesterday afternoon.

The two forwards had combined for a goal and three assists in Saturday's victory 5-4 against the Pittsburgh Penguins, which halted Calgary's four-game losing streak.

Canada joins leaders after pair of victories

LAS VEGAS—Brad Gushue decided the best play was not making one at the men's world curling championship yesterday.

The Canadian skip told third Mark Nichols to throw through the rings in the fifth end against Norway instead of drawing or hitting.

“I looked at him and said, 'I don't think I'd ever had to do that at third,'” Nichols noted.