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Tipped in Tampa Bay

Thursday, 15.12.2011 / 6:54 PM / Calgary Flames Budweiser Game Day
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Tipped in Tampa Bay




2011-12 Game No. 31; Road Game No. 16
Flames Record: 14-14-3

HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT - JOKINEN PUSHES THE GAME TO OVERTIME
FULL HIGHLIGHTS ›STAJAN'S FIRST OF THE SEASON › GAME GALLERY ›THE FIVE TAKEAWAYS ›


CALGARYFLAMES.COM 3 STARS
1st STAR
STEVEN STAMKOS

CENTER - T.B
GOALS: 1 | ASST: 1 | SHOTS: 5 | +/-: +1
TOI: 21:43 | HITS: 1

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2nd STAR
VICTOR HEDMAN
DEFENCE - T.B
GOALS: 0 | ASST: 2 | SHOTS: 1 | +/-: +1
TOI: 22:48 | HITS: 2

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3rd STAR
MATT STAJAN

CENTER - CGY

GOALS: 1 | ASST: 0 | SHOTS: 1 | +/-: +1
TOI: 10:28 | FACEOFF WIN %: 70

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TAMPA BAY, FL -- The Calgary Flames late comeback attempt against the Tampa Bay Lightning was halted in overtime by a Steven Stamkos goal.

Calgary scored twice in the third period to even up the score, including a late power play marker by Olli Jokinen, but their second period sunk them.

They surrendered three goals in the middle frame and allowed 18 shots on net while only sending five at Mathieu Garon.

The night didn't start out the way the Flames would have liked as they took their first penalty in the first five minutes.

Jokinen was called for hooking at 3:30 and the Flames penalty killers nearly escaped unscathed but the Lightning's potent power play, clicking at 20.4 percent coming into the game, opened the scoring with just 19 seconds remaining in the minor.

Right winger Teddy Purcell went to send a pass into the slot from behind the goal line and bounced the puck off of Chris Butler and past Miikka Kiprusoff.

While the Flames weren't able to score on their first power play of the game - brought on by a Matt Gilroy cross-check to Brendan Morrison in the corner - but they were able to capitalize a just under a minute after the penalty expired.

Matt Stajan notched his first goal of the season at 19:27 when he was able to scoop up a Tim Jackman rebound in the crease and smacked it past Mathieu Garon.

Calgary's power play added their second goal of the evening after hemming the Lightning in their own end for close to a minute. Olli Jokinen hit Jarome Iginla with a perfect pass from the corner and the captain ripped a one-timer past Garon for his team-leading 12th goal of the year.

At 10:10, Ryan Shannon's hard work in front of the net enabled Tom Pyatt to score the Lightning's second goal of the game. Shannon's close-range backhander was stopped by Kiprusoff but the rebound trickled to Pyatt and he slapped it into the net.

Shortly after, Ryan Malone's one-timer from the slot evaded Kiprusoff to give the home team their second lead of the game.

Nate Thompson made it a 4-2 affair after two periods of play when his sharp angle shot went off Butler and into the back of the net with just 33 seconds left in the stanza.

Rene Bourque, who missed Tuesday's tilt in Nashville with the flu, pulled the Flames within a goal early in the third period with a breakaway tally.

Defenceman Victor Hedman took a slashing call 15:06 of the frame and the Flames managed to connect with the man advantage. Alex Tanguay's point shot was deflected by Jokinen, giving the pivot his ninth goal of the year.


PHOTO OF THE GAME
BY THE NUMBERS
STAT OF THE NIGHT
While Matt Stajan officially recorded only one shot on net, the centerman attempted five more on top of that. His shooting percentage on Thursday sat at 100% as he scored on his single shot.

FLAMES LEADERS
Icetime -- Bouwmeester (28:32)
Shots -- Jokinen (6)
Hits -- Glencross, Hannan, Butler (3)
Blocks -- Butler (3)
Takeaways -- Morrison (2)
Faceoff Wins -- Glencross, Jackman (100%)
TWEET OF THE NIGHT:
@NHLFlames Great work by the fourth line again


FLAMES LINEUP VS. TAMPA BAY
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Curtis Glencross Olli Jokinen Jarome Iginla
Alex Tanguay Brendan Morrison Rene Bourque
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 Brett Carson
Goaltenders: Miikka Kiprusoff, Leland Irving
Starting Lineup: Kiprusoff, Bouwmeester, Butler, Glencross, Jokinen, Iginla
POWERPLAY UNITS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Rene Bourque Olli Jokinen Jarome Iginla
Blake Comeau Curtis Glencross Lee Stempniak
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
Alex Tanguay Jay Bouwmeester
PENALTY KILL UNITS
FORWARD UNITS
Forward Forward
Curtis Glencross Rene Bourque
Blake Comeau Lee Stempniak
DEFENCE PAIRINGS
Left Defence Right Defence
Jay Bouwmeester Chris Butler
Scott Hannan Derek Smith