CGY
37-29-16
NSH
48-26-8

20 SOG
27 SOG

Predators 5, Flames 3

calgaryflames.com | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:48 AM


FULL HIGHLIGHTS ›MORRISON'S MILESTONE GOAL› GAME GALLERY ›THE FIVE TAKEAWAYS ›

1st STAR
SERGEI KOSTITSYN
LEFT WING - NSH
GOALS: 3 | ASST: 0 | SHOTS: 3 | +/-: +1
TOI: 16:03 | HITS: 0
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2nd STAR
JORDIN TOOTOO
RIGHT WING - NSH
GOALS: 0 | ASST: 2 | SHOTS: 4 | +/-: +2
TOI: 15:47 | HITS: 2
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3rd STAR
CORY SARICH
DEFENCE - CGY
GOALS: 0 | ASST: 0 | SHOTS: 0 | +/-: +3
TOI: 19:28 | HITS: 3
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NASHVILLE, TN -- The Calgary Flames were able to pull themselves within a single goal after falling behind by three but the Nashville Predators were able to hold them off and take the game by a score of 5-3.

The Predators were led offensively by Sergei Kostitsyn who potted a hat trick on Sunday night.

Jarome Iginla scored his 499th career goal and Brendan Morrison notched his 200th tally in the loss.

The captain opened the scoring at 3:47 of the first period after a great passing play between his linemates Curtis Glencross and Olli Jokinen.

Nashvilled tied it up shortly after when Kevin Klein, returning after missing six games with the flu, sent a howitzer at Kiprusoff from the blueline.

The Predators pushed ahead at 15:06 when Kostitsyn batted a Mike Fisher pass into the back of the net whilst falling to the ice.

Calgary allowed two more goals in the second period with Kostitsyn adding his second of the game and Matt Halischuk scoring his ninth goal of the year.

Offensively, the Predators stifled their visitors in the second period. The Flames landed a mere four shots on Rinne while Nashville rifled 15 at Kiprusoff.

Rene Bourque made it a 4-2 game at 1:17 of the third frame when he took advantage of some sloppy defence right in front of the net. Lee Stempniak and Blake Comeau earned the helpers on the Flames second goal of the evening.

Morrison scored at 17:57 but Kostitsyn was able to notch an empty netter to complete the hat trick.
STAT OF THE NIGHT
Cory Sarich was rock solid in the loss, earning praise from his coach after the game. Sarich was plus-three on Sunday, one of only two players to have plus ratings. Chris Butler was a plus-one.

FLAMES LEADERS
Icetime -- Bouwmeester (25:38)
Shots -- Brourque (4)
Hits -- Sarich, Byron (3)
Blocks -- Nine players with one block apiece
Takeaways -- Sarich, Comeau (2)
Faceoff Wins -- Glencross (3, 100%)
TWEET OF THE NIGHT:

FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Curtis Glencross Olli Jokinen Jarome Iginla
Blake Comeau Mikael Backlund Rene Bourque
Paul Byron Brendan Morrison Lee Stempniak
Tom Kostopoulos Roman Horak Tim Jackman
DEFENCE PAIRINGS
Left Defence Right Defence
Scott Hannan Jay Bouwmeester
Chris Butler Cory Sarich
Anton Babchuk TJ Brodie
Goaltenders: Miikka Kiprusoff, Leland Irving
Starting Lineup: Kiprusoff, Bouwmeester, Hannan, Glencross, Jokinen, Iginla
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Rene Bourque Brendan Morrison Lee Stempniak
Curtis Glencross Olli Jokinen Jarome Iginla
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
Anton Babchuk TJ Brodie
FORWARD UNITS
Forward Forward
Rene Bourque Mikael Backlund
Blake Comeau Lee Stempniak
DEFENCE PAIRINGS
Left Defence Right Defence
Jay Bouwmeester Chris Butler
Scott Hannan Cory Sarich
1st2nd3rdT
CGY
NSH
Scoring Summary
1st Period
03:47CGY Jarome Iginla (15) ASST: Olli Jokinen (20), Curtis Glencross (11) 1 - 0 CGY
12:39NSH Kevin Klein (2) ASST: Nick Spaling (7), Jordin Tootoo (11) 1 - 1 Tie
15:06NSH Sergei Kostitsyn (6) ASST: Mike Fisher (9), Patric Hornqvist (6) 2 - 1 NSH
2nd Period
02:27NSH Matt Halischuk (9) ASST: Jordin Tootoo (12), Jack Hillen (4) 3 - 1 NSH
05:59NSH Sergei Kostitsyn (7) ASST: Patric Hornqvist (7), Jerred Smithson (3) 4 - 1 NSH
3rd Period
01:17CGY Rene Bourque (13) ASST: Lee Stempniak (8), Blake Comeau (4) 4 - 2 NSH
17:57CGY Brendan Morrison (4) ASST: TJ Brodie (6), Paul Byron (1) 4 - 3 NSH
19:30NSH EN - Sergei Kostitsyn (8) ASST: Kevin Klein (6) 5 - 3 NSH
Three Stars of the Game
Sergei Kostitsyn
1st
Sergei Kostitsyn
G: 3Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 16:03
Patric Hornqvist
2nd
Patric Hornqvist
G: 0Shots: 2
A: 2Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 2
+/-: 1TOI: 13:54
Jordin Tootoo
3rd
Jordin Tootoo
G: 0Shots: 4
A: 2Hits: 2
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 15:47
Penalty Summary
1st Period
10:12NSH Nick Spaling  Tripping against  Jay Bouwmeester
2nd Period
11:59CGY Tim Jackman  Too many men/ice - bench
3rd Period
01:56CGY Tom Kostopoulos  Interference against  Ryan Ellis
04:42CGY Paul Byron  Roughing against  Nick Spaling
05:13NSH Patric Hornqvist  Hi-sticking against  Miikka Kiprusoff
shots by period
PeriodCGYNSH
1st97
2nd415
3rd75
Total2027
Team Stats
CategoryCGYNSH
Power Plays0/20/3
Hits1515
Faceoff Wins2927
Giveaways1014
Takeaways811
Blocked Shots911
Penalty Minutes64
  • CALGARY
  • NASHVILLE
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
4J. BouwmeesterD00-51025:38
6C. SarichD0030019:28
7T. BrodieD0102021:01
8B. MorrisonC1001011:33
10B. ComeauL0101016:38
11M. BacklundC00-1209:50
12J. IginlaR10-12021:53
13O. JokinenC01-12022:21
15T. JackmanR000007:05
16T. KostopoulosR0000210:57
17R. BourqueR10-14017:13
20C. GlencrossL01-12021:26
22L. StempniakR01-12013:00
23S. HannanD00-30018:07
32P. ByronC01-11212:16
33A. BabchukD0000014:56
44C. ButlerD0010020:50
51R. HorakC0000010:46
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
34M. Kiprusoff2226.84659:02
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
8K. KleinD1111021:55
10M. EratR00-12018:37
11D. LegwandC00-10019:38
12M. FisherC0100016:47
13N. SpalingC0131216:24
15C. SmithC00-11011:57
20R. SuterD0013025:20
22J. TootooR0224015:47
23B. McGrattanR000107:39
24M. HalischukR1012010:46
25J. SmithsonC0101012:44
27P. HornqvistR0212213:54
38J. HillenD0112013:01
49R. EllisD0012013:49
51F. BouillonD0000021:14
57G. BourqueL0010015:44
59R. JosiD0002024:41
74S. KostitsynL3013016:03
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
35P. Rinne1720.85060:00