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Flames edge out Senators at home

Calgary Flames' Elias Lindholm, of Sweden, celebrates his goal during third period NHL hockey action against the Edmonton Oilers, in Calgary, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

CALGARY – Elias Lindholm scored the game-winner late in the third period, then added an empty netter, to lead the Calgary Flames to 3-1 victory on Saturday night over the Ottawa Senators.

It’s the second win in as many games for interim head coach, Geoff Ward, who 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 players in previous jobs.

Peters’ resignation comes after a lengthy process that included investigations by the Flames and the NHL.

Dillon Dube also scored for Calgary (13-12-4).

The Flames improve to 3-0-1 in their last four games.

Jean-Gabriel Pageau had his team-leading 14th goal for Ottawa (11-15-1), which has lost four straight.

The Senators have managed just four goals during that span.

Ottawa’s five-game road trip continues on Tuesday in Vancouver.

Calgary Flames have 5 days off before heading to Buffalo to play the Sabres on Thursday.