Flames hand Jets a 5-3 loss

Friday, 09.03.2012 / 6:30 PM / Calgary Flames Budweiser Game Day
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Flames hand Jets a 5-3 loss

2011-12 Game No. 68; Home Game No. 33
Flames Record: 31-25-12

HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT - RAGIN' STAJAN SCORES HIS 100TH NHL GOAL
FULL HIGHLIGHTS ›WELCOME BACK, WINNIPEG› GAME GALLERY ›THE FIVE TAKEAWAYS ›


CALGARYFLAMES.COM 3 STARS
1st STAR
ALEX TANGUAY

LEFT WING - CGY
GOALS: 1 | ASST: 3 | SHOTS: 2 | +/-: 0
TOI: 23:42 | BLOCKED SHOTS: 2

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2nd STAR
JAROME IGINLA
RIGHT WING - CGY
GOALS: 1 | ASST: 2 | SHOTS: 4 | +/-: -1
TOI: 23:42 | FACEOFF WINS: 2 (100%)

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3rd STAR
MATT STAJAN
CENTER - CGY
GOALS: 1 | ASST: 1 | SHOTS: 4 | +/-: +1
TOI: 20:52 | TAKEAWAYS: 3

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CALGARY, AB --  Miikka Kiprusoff made 42 saves to help the Calgary Flames beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-3 on Friday night in a showdown between teams fighting for playoff spots.

Kiprusoff improved to 30-19-8, reaching 30 victories for the seventh straight season.

Alex Tanguay had a goal and three assists, and Jarome Iginla added a goal and two assists for the Flames.

Mark Giordano, Matt Stajan and Curtis Glencross also scored.

The Flames picked up five out of a possible six points on a three-game homestand to move into a three-way tie for ninth in the Western Conference with Colorado and Los Angeles, one point behind eighth-place San Jose.

Evander Kane, Blake Wheeler and Tobias Enstrom scored for Winnipeg. The Jets, coming off a loss Thursday night in Vancouver, are tied with Washington for eighth in the Eastern Conference. Winnipeg also is three points behind Southeast Division-leading Florida.

Tanguay assisted on two power-play goals as the Flames took a 2-0 lead less than 7 minutes into the game. He then scored the only goal of the second period, giving the Flames a 4-2 lead.

Tanguay's 11th goal came at 12:53. Iginla's shot from the slot didn't get through the crowd in front of the net, but Tanguay, collected the loose puck, swung out wide, outwaited goalie Ondrej Pavelec, and fired the puck into the top corner on the open side.

He capped off his best offensive night in nearly three years with a neat setup to Glencross on another power play at 11:28 of the third period.

Glencross scored his 24th goal, extending his scoring streak to six games.

Calgary finished 3 for 3 with the extra man.


PHOTO OF THE GAME
BY THE NUMBERS
STAT OF THE NIGHT
Sven Baertschi's first NHL shift saw him throw his first hit in a Flames uniform and it was a doozy. The shifty winger sent the hulking Dustin Byfuglien to the ice in the Jets zone.

Baertschi ended up putting in 9:08 of ice time, putting one shot on net and had one shot blocked by Winnipeg.

FLAMES LEADERS
Icetime -- Iginla, Tanguay (23:42)
Shots -- Iginla, Stajan (4)
Hits -- Desbiens, Kostopoulos (3)
Blocks -- Giordano (3)
Takeaways -- Kostopoulos (4)
Faceoff Wins -- Stajan (13, 57%)
TWEET OF THE NIGHT:
@NaughtyKnott:
At game. Wow crazy atmosphere. Excited to see what has in store. . Should be a gooder. Go flames.


FLAMES LINEUP VS. WINNIPEG
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Alex Tanguay Matt Stajan Jarome Iginla
Curtis Glencross Olli Jokinen David Moss
Tom Kostopoulos Greg Nemisz Sven Baertschi
Krys Kolanos Roman Horak Guillaume Desbiens
DEFENCE PAIRINGS
Left Defence Right Defence
Jay Bouwmeester Derek Smith
Mark Giordano Scott Hannan
TJ Brodie Cory Sarich
Goaltenders: Miikka Kiprusoff, Henrik Karlsson
Starting Lineup: Kiprusoff, Giordano, Hannan, Glencross, Jokinen, Iginla
POWERPLAY UNITS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Curtis Glencross Olli Jokinen Jarome Iginla
Tom Kostopoulos Matt Stajan David Moss
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
Mark Giordano Alex Tanguay
PENALTY KILL UNITS
FORWARD UNITS
Forward Forward
Tom Kostopoulos David Moss
Matt Stajan Curtis Glencross
DEFENCE PAIRINGS
Left Defence Right Defence
Jay Bouwmeester Derek Smith
Mark Giordano Scott Hannan