Another edition of the Battle of Alberta goes to Calgary

Saturday, 10.12.2011 / 9:45 PM / Calgary Flames Budweiser Game Day
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Another edition of the Battle of Alberta goes to Calgary




2011-12 Game No. 29; Home Game No. 15
Flames Record: 14-13-2

HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT - IGINLA'S HOWITZER
FULL HIGHLIGHTS ›SIGHTS FROM THE GAME › GAME GALLERY ›THE FIVE TAKEAWAYS ›


CALGARYFLAMES.COM 3 STARS
1st STAR
MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF

GOALTENDER - CGY
GOALS ALLOWED: 0 | SAVES: 21
SAVE %: 1.00

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2nd STAR
JAROME IGINLA

RIGHT WIN - CGY
GOALS: 2 | ASST: 0 | SHOTS: 3 | +/-: -2
TOI: 20:54 | PIM: 2:00

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3rd STAR
JAY BOUWMEESTER

DEFENCE - CGY

GOALS: 0 | ASST: 1 | SHOTS: 2 | +/-: +2
TOI: 29:32 | PIM: 0

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CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames closed out their three-game homestand in fine fashion as they handed the Edmonton Oilers a 3-0 loss on Saturday night.

Miikka Kiprusoff made 21 saves and Jarome Iginla scored two goals in the victory.

The first period was a scoreless affair with the shots sitting at 11-6 in Calgary's favour.

Kiprusoff made one his best saves this season with 2:21 remaining in the frame.

The netminder ended up kicking a dump-in right on to the stick of Ryan Jones and the left winger wasted no time in firing a shot on net. With Kiprusoff out of positon, it looked like Jones had an easy goal but the Finn scooped up the wrister with his glove.

The Flames broke the deadlock at 13:45 when Tom Kostopoulos scored with a second left in a Sam Gagner minor.

He knocked a Derek Smith shot from the blueline over Devan Dubnyk, potting his third goal of the year. Matt Stajan's faceoff win earned him the second assist on the tally.

The Flames now have four power play goals in their last three games.

Iginla added the second goal of the night after a tic-tac-toe passing play between himself, Brendan Morrison and Jay Bouwmeester. The captain's one-timer flew over Dubnyk's shoulder at 19:44 of the second period, pushing the winger to 10 goals on the year.

The winger scored his second of night at 19:40 of the final frame. Olli Jokinen had the lone assist on the empty net goal.


PHOTO OF THE GAME
BY THE NUMBERS
STAT OF THE NIGHT
The Flames edged the Oilers out in the faceoff circle, winning 51% of the draws. Five Flames - Brendan Morrison (57%), Mikael Backlund (58%), Jarome Iginla (57%), Tim Jackman (100%) and Matt Stajan (57%) - were over the 50% mark.

FLAMES LEADERS
Icetime -- Bouwmeester (29:32)
Shots -- Backlund (4)
Hits -- Kostopoulos (3)
Blocks -- Hannan (2)
Takeaways -- Comeau, Glencross, Butler (2)
Faceoff Wins -- Jackman (1, 100%)
TWEET OF THE NIGHT:
Hey Ryan Jones, meet Kippers glove. That was pure robbery @NHLFlames #goflamesgo


FLAMES LINEUP VS. EDMONTON
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Curtis Glencross Olli Jokinen Jarome Iginla
Rene Bourque Brendan Morrison Greg Nemisz
Blake Comeau Mikael Backlund Lee Stempniak
Tom Kostopoulos Matt Stajan Tim Jackman
DEFENCE PAIRINGS
Left Defence Right Defence
Scott Hannan Derek Smith
Jay Bouwmeester Chris Butler
TJ Brodie Joe Piskula
Goaltenders: Miikka Kiprusoff, Leland Irving
Starting Lineup: Kiprusoff, Hannan, Smith, Comeau, Backlund, Stempniak
POWERPLAY UNITS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Blake Comeau Brendan Morrison Lee Stempniak
Rene Bourque Olli Jokinen Jarome Iginla
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
Jay Bouwmeester Derek Smith
PENALTY KILL UNITS
FORWARD UNITS
Forward Forward
Olli Jokinen Curtis Glencross
Blake Comeau Rene Bourque
DEFENCE PAIRINGS
Left Defence Right Defence
Jay Bouwmeester Scott Hannan
Derek Smith Chris Butler