Flames edged in a shootout in St. Paul

Thursday, 22.03.2012 / 7:50 PM / Calgary Flames Budweiser Game Day
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Flames edged in a shootout in St. Paul

2011-12 Game No. 75; Road Game No. 39
Flames Record: 34-26-15

HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT - STEMPER OPENS THE SCORING ON THE POWER PLAY
FULL HIGHLIGHTS ›FLAMES UNCUT: WARM-UPS IN MINNY› GAME GALLERY ›THE FIVE TAKEAWAYS ›


CALGARYFLAMES.COM 3 STARS
1st STAR
DEVIN SETOGUCHI

RIGHT WING - MIN
GOALS: 0 | ASST: 1 | SHOTS: 1 | +/-: 0
TOI: 19:26 | TAKEAWAYS: 2

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2nd STAR
DANY HEATLEY
LEFT WING - MIN
GOALS: 1 | ASST: 0 | SHOTS: 5 | +/-: 0
TOI: 22:16 | TAKEAWAYS: 1

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3rd STAR
LEE STEMPNIAK
LEFT WING - CGY
GOALS: 1 | ASST: 0 | SHOTS: 2 | +/-: 0
TOI: 16:00 | TAKEAWAYS: 1

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ST. PAUL, MN -- Devin Setoguchi scored in the fourth round of a shootout in the Minnesota Wild's 3-2 comeback victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night.

Dany Heatley and Darroll Powe scored in regulation for the Wild. Josh Harding stopped 27 shots and all four Calgary shots in the shootout to hand the Flames their fourth straight loss

Lee Stempniak and Anton Babchuk scored for Calgary, which failed to gain ground in the race for a playoff spot in the Western conference.

Powe tied it at 2 with 7:37 left in the third when his shot trickled over the goal line. Officials originally ruled no-goal, but changed the call after a replay review.

Setoguchi beat Miikka Kipprusoff with a wrist shot on the stick side, and Harding stopped Blake Comeau to seal the victory.

The Flames took a 2-0 lead early in the second period when Babchuk scored unassisted with the Flames on a 5-on-3 power play. It was Babchuk's first goal since March 9, 2011, against Dallas.

Because one of the Minnesota penalties was a high-sticking double-minor, the Flames had a 5-on-3 advantage for another minute, but failed to score again and break the game open.

Then the Wild woke up.

Getting outshot 21-4 with 16:08 left in the second, Minnesota started putting pressure on Kiprusoff.

Heatley finally broke through with a power-play goal midway through the second, his first goal in nine games and second in his last 17.

Wild captain Mikko Koivu returned from a shoulder injury after missing 15 games and centered the top line with Heatley and Setoguchi. Koivu has missed 27 games this season. The Wild are 23-16-7 with Koivu in the lineup and 8-16-3 when he's out.

The Flames entered the night tied with San Jose for 10th in the Western conference, trailing Phoenix and Los Angeles for the eighth and final postseason berth.

Calgary has scored just five goals during its four-game skid. The losing streak comes after the Flames won a season-high five in a row.

It also was the first time the Flames have lost this season when leading after two periods.

Calgary is 5-15 in overtime and Minnesota is 9-10.


PHOTO OF THE GAME
BY THE NUMBERS
STAT OF THE NIGHT
The Flames fired a ton of shots on net in Denver on Tuesday and continued that through the first period in Minnesota.

Josh Harding saw 17 shots from the Flames in the first period alone, stopping all but one.

FLAMES LEADERS
Icetime -- Bouwmeester (28:26)
Shots -- Iginla (5)
Hits -- 9 players with a single hit
Blocks -- Giordano, Butler (3)
Takeaways -- Giordano (2)
Faceoff Wins -- Jokinen (12, 60%)
TWEET OF THE NIGHT:
@8something:
@NHLFlames so excited to see Jones back in the line up. He's a BEAST!!!


FLAMES LINEUP VS. MINNESOTA
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Alex Tanguay Matt Stajan Jarome Iginla
Curtis Glencross Olli Jokinen David Moss
Lee Stempniak Blair Jones Blake Comeau
Tom Kostopoulos Lance Bouma Tim Jackman
DEFENCE PAIRINGS
Left Defence Right Defence
Jay Bouwmeester Chris Butler
Mark Giordano Scott Hannan
Anton Babchuk Derek Smith
Goaltenders: Miikka Kiprusoff, Henrik Karlsson
Starting Lineup: Kiprusoff, Hannan, Giordano, Glencross, Jokinen, Moss
POWERPLAY UNITS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Curtis Glencross Olli Jokinen Jarome Iginla
Lee Stempniak Matt Stajan Blake Comeau
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
Mark Giordano Alex Tanguay
PENALTY KILL UNITS
FORWARD UNITS
Forward Forward
Tom Kostopoulos Alex Tanguay
Blake Comeau David Moss
DEFENCE PAIRINGS
Left Defence Right Defence
Jay Bouwmeester Chris Butler
Mark Giordano Scott Hannan