"He made a fantastic play at the internet to get that puck up from where he was," Ward said.(Larry MacDougal/Canadian Press )Pageau's 14th objective of the season came when he rupture down the best side and fired a puck over the shoulder on the glove side of David Rittich, who said he was deceived by the release and believed he was going blocker side. Now it's going in, "stated Pageau, who scored 11 times in November."Obviously, when you're able to score like a minute after, it's big," said Rittich, who had 26 stops. We didn't stop, didn't cheat to get that goal," Pageau said.

Make it two wins in as numerous video games for Calgary Flames interim head coach Geoff Ward.

Elias Lindholm scored the game-winner late in the 3rd period, then added an empty netter, to lead the Flames to a 3-1 success on Saturday night over the Ottawa Senators.

Ward, 57, previously the team's associate coach, took over behind the bench on Wednesday night for Calgary's 3-2 overtime win in Buffalo.

On Friday, head coach Bill Peters resigned, amid allegations of racial slurs and physical abuse of gamers in previous tasks. Peters' resignation follows a prolonged process that consisted of investigations by the Flames and the NHL.

"The group's been real resistant today. They've found ways to pull together and it appears on the bench tonight," stated Ward, who has actually never formerly been an NHL head coach.

Lindholm's definitive goal

Veteran Milan Lucic, called 2nd star and one of the very best Flames on the ice on Saturday with 5 shot efforts, knows Ward well, having invest 7 seasons together in Boston.

"He's remained in the NHL for the last 13 years and I was fortunate adequate to spend his very first seven and my first 7 together," Lucic stated. "I got ta state, I'm delighted to be here with him to see this chance that he has. Simply attempt to rally around him, I know he's going to do a fantastic job and it's up to us as players to purchase in."

Lindholm's definitive objective came at 15:50 of the 3rd duration, just 1:01 after Jean-Gabriel Pageau had tied it 1-1.

Sean Monahan backhanded the puck high in the air and over defenceman Ron Hainsey, who put his arm up, but could not reach it. As it landed behind him, Lindholm was right there and from in-tight, he rapidly fired the puck over the shoulder of novice Senators goalie Marcus Hogberg.

"He made a terrific play at the internet to get that puck up from where he was," Ward stated. "We've talked about it a lot. When there's not ice in front of you, get the puck behind and skate onto it."

Lindholm leads the team with 14 objectives in 29 games. It comes a season after scoring a career-high 27 objectives.

Ottawa Senators goalie Marcus Hopberg makes a save on Calgary's Matthew Tkachuk.(Larry MacDougal/Canadian Press )Pageau's 14th objective of the season came when he break down the right side and fired a puck over the shoulder on the glove side of David Rittich, who said he was fooled by the release and thought he was going blocker side. "I'm just attempting to play within our video game strategy, keep things basic, shoot the puck. Now it's going in, "stated Pageau, who scored 11 times in November."It's clearly great for confidence right now."

Rittich didn't need to stew about the game being connected for long.

"Obviously, when you're able to score like a minute after, it's huge," said Rittich, who had 26 stops. "They had momentum and we scored immediately and we basically eliminated their chances."

Making his sixth consecutive start and league-high 23rd start for the season, Rittich enhances to 12-7-4.

Dillon Dube also scored for Calgary (13-12-4). The Flames improve to 3-0-1 in their last four games.

Interim head coach Geoff Ward, centre, is behind the Calgary bench for the first time since replacing Bill Peters, who resigned Friday following physical assault claims. (Larry MacDougal/Canadian Press )

Ottawa (11-15-1) has actually lost 4 straight, only handling 4 objectives during that span. The Senators' five-game trip continues Tuesday in Vancouver.

"I believed we returned routing by one objective, revealed some character from everyone. We didn't stop, didn't cheat to get that objective," Pageau said. "It was great to return and tie this up but it's regrettable that they got one right back after."

Marcus Hogberg had 24 conserves for Ottawa in his first start of the season and fifth of his career.

"I believe he played real strong the whole way," stated Senators defenceman Thomas Chabot. "He made some huge conserves, that [Johnny Gaudreau] breakaway there, and plenty more during the video game. We were fortunate to have him. He was prepared for it, ready for the challenge, and he played real well."

Hogberg is up from Belleville (AHL) while Craig Anderson (lower body) is sidelined. Anders Nilsson played Friday night in Ottawa's 7-2 loss in Minnesota.