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Inside the Game: Flames vs. Blues

Notes, quotes, stats and more from the Flames-Blues game November 5, 2009

Thursday, 05.11.2009 / 11:20 PM / News
By Mike Board  - CF.com Digital Content Director
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Inside the Game: Flames vs. Blues
THE NUMBERS GAME

ST. LOUIS — A look at the numbers from the Calgary Flames-St. Louis Blues game at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis Thursday.

Dion Phaneuf scored in overtime to give the Flames a 2-1 win, their second straight extra-period win in as many nights.

Jarome Iginla also scored for the Flames.

1 - Number of NHL goals for Blues Lars Eller, one of the few Danish hockey players in the league. He scored his first in the third period to tie the game 1-1 and end a St. Louis scoreless streak that had stretched more than eight periods or about 171 minutes and five seconds.

3 - Number of goals for Flames captain Jarome Iginla in the past two games which coincides with his coach calling on him to be much better. Iginla had two goals against Dallas Wednesday and a first period tally against the Blues Thursday.

4 - Number of shots on goal for Jarome Iginla and Dion Phaneuf

5 - Number of seasons current Flame forward Craig Conroy and current Flames assistant coach Dave Lowry played for St. Louis in their NHL careers. Fellow Flames assistant coach Jamie McLennan spent four seasons with the Blues.

6 - Blocked shots for Flames defenceman Jay Bouwmeester.

12 - Number of overtime goals for Olli Jokinen, second among active NHL players. Jokinen had an end-to-end rush but Chris Mason made a nice glove save.

14 - Number of career wins for Miikka Kiprusoff against the Blues. He is now 14-3-0-1

21 - Total of the shots blocked by the Flames.

NOTEWORTHY

D Robyn Regehr had eight assists in 75 games last season. He entered Thursday's game having equalled that mark already this season. He was on a six-game assist streak entering the game. The Flames record for assists in consecutive games is nine...Flames D Jay Bouwmeester is second in the NHL in ice time, averaging 26:56 per game. Only Chris Pronger in Philadelphia is logging more ice time...Former Flames trainer Jim 'Bearcat' Murray will be at the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in Toronto on Monday. He will be honoured in the trainer category...The Flames are back home at the Pengrowth Saddledome on Saturday to host the New York Rangers (8 pm, CBC and The Fan 960)

QUOTEWORTHY

"He's the captain for a reason. He always seems to get the big goals, make the big plays. He's done it for as long as I can remember." -- forward Craig Conroy on Jarome Iginla

"I think it hit their d-man in front. It was fortunate. Heis a big goalie." -- Dion Phaneuf on his game-winning slap shot.

WHY THE FLAMES WON

The Flames blocked 21 shots in the game and killed off a big five-on-three in the second period. They also showed some mettle in playing a grinding game for the second night in a row to claim their second overtime victory in as many games.


THE BIG HIT

The Blues were certainly crowding the Flames net and Robyn Regehr took exception, laying the big cross-check on David Backes, sending a message that there were going to be no free passes to the crease. Regehr and Backes then dropped the gloves for a little tangle.


THE BIG SAVE

Chris Mason made a quick reaction save off Eric Nystrom in the second period from the low slot. Nystrom took a feed from Jarome Iginla and quickly snapped the puck at Mason who had to be sharp to get his pad on the shot.


THE ROSTER

After missing a game with an illness, Miikka Kiprusoff was back between the pipes for the Flames...Flames scratches were D Aaron Johnson, D Staffan Kronwall and F Brandon Prust


OUR STARS

Jay Bouwmeester - Plenty of ice time, six blocked shots for Flames
Dion Phaneuf - Scores winner in overtime
Miikka Kiprusoff - Big saves, 30 in all, at the right times all game.