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Inside The Game: Flames vs. Red Wings

Tuesday, 05.02.2013 / 10:32 PM / News
By Aaron Vickers  - CalgaryFlames.com (@aavickers)

FLAMES CLIP WINGS 4-1

DETROIT, MI -- No ‘Dome? No problem.

Dennis Wideman had a goal and an assist while Mike Cammalleri chipped in a pair of helpers to lift the Calgary Flames over the Detroit Red Wings 4-1.

The victory is the Flames’ first away from Scotiabank Saddledome this season and comes in the first of a three-game road trip away from Calgary.

Finding the back of the net just 3:24 into the game, captain Jarome Iginla put the Flames up 1-0 early. Driving to the net, Iginla took a pass from center Alex Tanguay and jammed in his own rebound for the first of the season. With his assist, Tanguay now has points in six straight contests.

Curtis Glencross, with his team-leading fourth of the season, put the Flames up 2-0 at 10:35. On the power play, Glencross redirected a pass off the stick of Cammelleri behind Red Wings starter Jimmy Howard.

Johan Franzen cut the lead 2-1 midway through the second but Wideman restored the two-goal advantage with just 24 seconds left in the frame, sneaking a seeing-eye wrister from the point behind a screened Howard.

Leland Irving started the third period for Calgary in relief of starter Miikka Kiprusoff, stopping six shots in his first nine minutes of action this season.

Mark Giordano, with his first of the season, rounded out the scoring for Calgary with a power play marker with 4:02 remaining in the game.

SAVE OF THE GAME

Facing just his second shot of the game after stepping between the pipes, Leland Irving looks through a crowd to glove a Niklas Kronwall blast from the point five minutes in.

HIT OF THE GAME

Just over six minutes into the second period, Steve Begin caught Henrik Zetterberg with a big shoulder at the Calgary blueline, sending the Red Wings captain sprawling to the ice with the clean check.

GOAL OF THE GAME

Driving to the net, Iginla took a feed from Tanguay and managed to bang his own rebound under sprawled Red Wings starter for his first goal of the season.

TURNING POINT

With a one-goal lead late in the second period, Wideman’s seeing-eye wrist shot from the point beats Howard for his second in as many games with 24 seconds left in the frame to restore Calgary’s two-goal edge.

QUOTE OF THE NIGHT

"He handled it really well .. we had no worries with him coming in.”

-Dennis Wideman on Irving coming on in relief

STAT OF THE NIGHT

Playing just 394 minutes in the National Hockey League heading into the night, Leland Irving stopped all six shots faced in the third period in relief of Kiprusoff to preserve Calgary’s victory over the Red Wings.

LINEUP NOTES

Tim Jackman and Cory Sarich were scratched against the Red Wings Tuesday. Anton Babchuk (upper body) and Sven Baertschi (hip flexor) also missed the game.

COMING UP

The Flames continue on with the second bout in their three-game road trip against the Columbus Blue Jackets Thursday (5 p.m. MT, SNET-W). Calgary rounds out their road swing against the Vancouver Canucks Saturday (8 p.m., CBC).