The Game Rush: Flames vs. Blues
An in-depth look at the Flames-Blues tilt
CALGARY, AB -- "We're finding ways to win." said Coach Brent Sutter.
The Flames have found a way to win four straight games and pick up two more very valuable points after defeating the St. Louis Blues 4-1 Wednesday night in the Saddledome.
With the win, the Flames are now within two points of the eighth and final playoff spot. They are sitting in 12th place in the Western Conference however, there are just eight points separating 6th place from 14th place.
David Moss took credit for the first Flames tally on a fluky power play goal at 5:34 of the first period. Moss took a shot at Blues goalie, Ty Conklin, who shot out a juicy rebound right onto his defenders stick which in turn ended up in the back of his net.
Moss picked up the second goal of the game and his second of the night also on the power play at 1:29 of the second frame.
Adam Pardy's scored his first goal of the season on a partial breakaway opportunity at 18:38 of the second period. Olli Jokinen fed a breaking Pardy up ice who went hard at the net and fired the puck past Conklin to give his team a 3-0 lead.
Blues forward Philip Mcrae squeaked one past Miikka Kiprusoff at 7:49 of the final period but Jarome Iginla sealed the deal tossing one into the empty net in the dying seconds.
Author: Kristi Hennessy