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1 2 3 T
Minnesota Wild MIN 0 0 1 1
28 SHOTS 36
34 FACEOFFS 29
16 HITS 22
6 PIM 6
0/3 PP 1/3
10 GIVEAWAYS 8
8 TAKEAWAYS 8
12 BLOCKED SHOTS 14
         

Flames 3, Wild 1

Sunday, 08.01.2012 / 1:22 AM


FULL HIGHLIGHTS ›BOUMA'S FIRST NHL GOAL› GAME GALLERY ›THE FIVE TAKEAWAYS ›

1st STAR
JAROME IGINLA
RIGHT WING - CGY
GOALS: 1 | ASST: 0 | SHOTS: 2 | +/-: 0
TOI: 20:51 | HITS: 1
VIDEO ›
2nd STAR
LANCE BOUMA
CENTER - CGY
GOALS: 1 | ASST: 0 | SHOTS: 4 | +/-: +1
TOI: 11:16 | HITS: 1
VIDEO ›
3rd STAR
LEE STEMPNIAK
RIGHT WING - CGY
GOALS: 0 | ASST: 1 | SHOTS: 5 | +/-: +1
TOI: 17:22 | HITS: 1
VIDEO ›
CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames kicked off their four-game homestand in fine fashion, defeating the Minnesota Wild by a score of 3-1 and captain Jarome Iginla notching his 500th career tally.

The milestone goal was the game-winner, coming at 8:33 of the third period. Iginla's 16th marker of the year came off a passing attempt but after the game, Iginla declared he had no qualms with how number-500 went in.

"Glennie told me I got it," he said. "I didn't know. I thought one of them maybe got it. But I'll take it."

The recently recalled Lance Bouma also had a memorable night, recording his first NHL goal.

"Unbelievable," Bouma gushed. "That's every kid's dream to score in the NHL. I was pretty excited when I saw it go in."

The first period was a scoreless affair that saw the Flames outshot their visitors by a 13-9 margin.

The game remained knotted up throughout the second period with the Wild garnering the best scoring chance midway through the stanza.

Miikka Kiprusoff's incredible pad saves - made with Cal Clutterbuck standing on the doorstep, whacking away - kept the Wild at bay and allowed his team to enter the third period in an even draw.

Bouma kicked off the scoring at 2:02 of the final frame when he cashed in on a Lee Stempniak rebound. Mikael Backlund earned the secondary assist on the game's opening tally.

Iginla's 500th came at 8:33 when his centering attempt ended up deflecting off Mikko Koivu's skate and past Backstrom. His linesmates claimed the helpers on the captain's marker.

The Flames kept pressing and Glencross was able to notch his 17th goal of the season off a feed from Jay Bouwmeester. The winger currently leads the team in goals scored this year.

Minnesota got themselves on the board at 13:41 when Dany Heatley potted his 13th of the year and cut the Flames lead to two goals.
STAT OF THE NIGHT
In the first period, Lee Stempniak had a shift that lasted 2:10. The shifty forward was putting on a cycling clinic during it, not losing a step as he dished the puck back and forth with a revolving door of teammates.

FLAMES LEADERS
Icetime -- Bouwmeester (27:37)
Shots -- Stempniak, Babchuk (5)
Hits -- Jackman (5)
Blocks -- Bouwmeester (4)
Takeaways -- Jokinen (2)
Faceoff Wins -- Iginla (4, 67%)
TWEET OF THE NIGHT:

FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Curtis Glencross Olli Jokinen Jarome Iginla
Lance Bouma Mikael Backlund Lee Stempniak
Paul Byron Blair Jones Blake Comeau
Tom Kostopoulos Roman Horak Tim Jackman
DEFENCE PAIRINGS
Left Defence Right Defence
Jay Bouwmeester Chris Butler
Clay Wilson Anton Babchuk
TJ Brodie Cory Sarich
Goaltenders: Miikka Kiprusoff, Leland Irving
Starting Lineup: Kiprusoff, Bouwmeester, Butler, Glencross, Jokinen, Iginla
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Blake Comeau Blair Jones Lee Stempniak
Curtis Glencross Olli Jokinen Jarome Iginla
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
Anton Babchuk TJ Brodie
FORWARD UNITS
Forward Forward
Curtis Glencross Blair Jones
Tom Kostopoulos Lee Stempniak
DEFENCE PAIRINGS
Left Defence Right Defence
Jay Bouwmeester Chris Butler
TJ Brodie Cory Sarich
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