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CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Mike Cammalleri's 20th goal of the season midway through the third period helped the Calgary Flames defeat the Buffalo Sabres 3-1 on Tuesday night.

Calgary's Mikael Backlund beat Matt Ellis on a faceoff in the Sabres end, drawing the puck back to Chris Butler. From the blue line, Butler's shot toward the net was neatly deflected by Cammalleri past Nathan Lieuwen.

Cammalleri has been on a roll in March with seven goals in his past nine games. That came after a stretch leading up to the NHL trade deadline in which he had one goal in 14 games.

The 31-year-old, who will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, takes over the team lead in goals from rookie Sean Monahan.

Joe Colborne and Paul Byron also scored for Calgary.

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