Flames dethroned by Kings

Saturday, 14.01.2012 / 6:45 PM / Calgary Flames Budweiser Game Day
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Flames dethroned by Kings




2011-12 Game No. 46; Home Game No. 21
Flames Record: 21-20-5

HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT - CAMMY TIPS A BABCHUK HOWITZER FOR HIS 1ST
FULL HIGHLIGHTS ›WHO SAYS YOU CAN'T GO HOME› GAME GALLERY ›THE FIVE TAKEAWAYS ›


CALGARYFLAMES.COM 3 STARS
1st STAR
MIKE RICHARDS

CENTER - L.A

GOALS: 1 | ASST: 1 | SHOTS: 3 | +/-: +2
TOI: 15:45 | HITS: 0

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2nd STAR
MIKAEL BACKLUND
CENTER - CGY
GOALS: 0 | ASST: 0 | SHOTS: 4 | +/-: -2
TOI: 17:09 | HITS: 1

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3rd STAR
JUSTIN WILLIAMS
RIGHT WING - L.A
GOALS: 0 | ASST: 2 | SHOTS: 2 | +/-: +2
TOI: 16:37 | HITS: 0

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CALGARY, AB -- Michael Cammalleri scored in his highly-anticipated debut but the Calgary Flames fell 4-1 to the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.

The defeat snapped the Flames winning streak at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Prior to Saturday's contest, Calgary had won eight straight at home.

The Flames are now 10-1-1 in their last 12 games at the Saddledome.

Jonathan Quick made 29 saves in the outing while Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 21 shots.

The first period saw the Flames generate several good scoring opportunities but between Quick and the goalpost, none of their 11 shots found the back of the net.

Mikael Backlund and Lance Bouma both had shots fly past Quick but hit the iron.

Mike Richards broke the deadlock just 27 seconds into the middle frame.

Mark Giordano was unable to snag the puck at the Flames blueline and Richards and Dustin Penner went flying into the zone. Richards slipped his over a diving Kiprusoff's pads to notch his 14th goal of the season.

The Kings pushed their lead to two goals shortly after when Matt Greene wired a shot from the blueline that eluded Kiprusoff.

Anze Kopitar added Los Angeles' third goal of the evening at 14:48 when he was able to smack a bouncing puck into the back of the net while falling.

The Flames were finally able to beat Quick late in the frame while on a power play. With Rob Scuderi watching helplessly from the box, Cammalleri deflected a Anton Babchuk bomb from the point.

Jay Bouwmeester also assisted on Cammalleri's 10th goal of the campaign.

Despite a hard push in the third stanza, the Flames were unable to produce any offence and the Kings received an empty-net goal from Dustin Brown.

PHOTO OF THE GAME
BY THE NUMBERS
STAT OF THE NIGHT
The always-gritty Tim Jackman was a hitting machine early on during the game. He had four of the Flames five hits in the first period. Jackman ended up with five hits, one shot and one takeaway in his 9:57 of ice time.

FLAMES LEADERS
Icetime -- Bouwmeester (26:54)
Shots -- Jokinen (5)
Hits -- Jackman (5)
Blocks -- Butler (4)
Takeaways -- Iginla (3)
Faceoff Wins -- Jokinen (7, 50%)
TWEET OF THE NIGHT:
Just seeing warmup gives me the gitters


FLAMES LINEUP VS. LOS ANGELES
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Curtis Glencross Olli Jokinen Jarome Iginla
Mike Cammalleri Mikael Backlund Lee Stempniak
Lance Bouma Blair Jones Blake Comeau
Tom Kostopoulos Roman Horak Tim Jackman
DEFENCE PAIRINGS
Left Defence Right Defence
Jay Bouwmeester Chris Butler
Mark Giordano Anton Babchuk
TJ Brodie Cory Sarich
Goaltenders: Miikka Kiprusoff, Leland Irving
Starting Lineup: Kiprusoff, Sarich, Giordano, Cammalleri, Backlund, Stempniak
POWERPLAY UNITS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Mike Cammalleri Blair Jones Jarome Iginla
Curtis Glencross Olli Jokinen Lee Stempniak
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
TJ Brodie Jay Bouwmeester
PENALTY KILL UNITS
FORWARD UNITS
Forward Forward
Tom Kostopoulos Blair Jones
Blake Comeau Lee Stempniak
DEFENCE PAIRINGS
Left Defence Right Defence
Jay Bouwmeester Chris Butler
Mark Giordano Cory Sarich