CGY
37-29-16
WSH
42-32-8

19 SOG
21 SOG

Capitals 3, Flames 1

calgaryflames.com | Tuesday, 01.03.2012 / 9:42 PM


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1st STAR
ALEX OVECHKIN
LEFT WING - WSH
GOALS: 1 | ASST: 1 | SHOTS: 3 | +/-: 0
TOI: 21:02 | HITS: 0
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2nd STAR
NICKLAS BACKSTROM
CENTER - WAS
GOALS: 0 | ASST: 3 | SHOTS: 1 | +/-: +1
TOI: 20:31 | HITS: 0
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3rd STAR
TJ BRODIE
DEFENCE - CGY
GOALS: 0 | ASST: 1 | SHOTS: 2 | +/-: +1
TOI: 21:00 | HITS: 3
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WASHINGTON, DC -- The Calgary Flames put forth a strong effort in Washington on Tuesday night but fell 3-1 to the Capitals.

Penalities cost the Flames the game as they allowed goals on their first two infractions.

Calgary's power play was also ineffective. They were unable to capitalize on any of their four opportunities with the man advantage.

The Flames fell behind at 1:11 of the first period due to an Ovechkin power play marker

With Rene Bourque sitting in the sin bin for holding up Dennis Wideman, the Capitals potent power play burst into the zone and Marcus Johansson sent a perfect pass over to a waiting Ovechkin.

The Washington captain went for his patented one-timer and it flew past Kiprusoff, giving Ovechkin his 17th goal of the year.

The Capitals kept it coming in the middle stanza, scoring on their second power play goal of the night. Ovechkin sent a hard shot on net from the blueline and Troy Brouwer was able to collect the rebound in the goal mouth and slip it past Kiprusoff.

Curtis Glencross was able to cut the Capitals lead in half at 13:51 when Iginla fed him from behind the net and he slide the puck just past Voukon's pad. The winger now has 16 goals this season.

TJ Brodie also assisted on the Flames first goal of the evening.

Washington notched a late goal in the second period when Dennis Wideman capitalized on a defensive lapse and scored his seventh of the year.
STAT OF THE NIGHT
Only two of the Flames were on the positive end of things when it came to faceoffs. The Flames won just 37 percent of their draws and Jarome Iginla and Roman Horak were the only players to sit at the 50 percent mark.

FLAMES LEADERS
Icetime -- Bouwmeester (29:38)
Shots -- Iginla (4)
Hits -- Sarich, Bouwmeester, Jackman (4)
Blocks -- Seven players with one block
Takeaways -- Stempniak (2)
Faceoff Wins -- Horak (4, 50%)
TWEET OF THE NIGHT:

FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Curtis Glencross Olli Jokinen Jarome Iginla
Rene Bourque Blake Comeau Lee Stempniak
Paul Byron Mikael Backlund Tim Jackman
Tom Kostopoulos Roman Horak Brendan Morrison
DEFENCE PAIRINGS
Left Defence Right Defence
Jay Bouwmeester Chris Butler
Scott Hannan Anton Babchuk
TJ Brodie Cory Sarich
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
WSH
Scoring Summary
1st Period
01:11WSH PPG - Alex Ovechkin (17) Slapshot - ASST: Marcus Johansson (14), Nicklas Backstrom (27) 1 - 0 WSH
2nd Period
08:49WSH PPG - Troy Brouwer (11) Wrist shot - ASST: Alex Ovechkin (16), Nicklas Backstrom (28) 2 - 0 WSH
13:51CGY Curtis Glencross (16) Wrist shot - ASST: Jarome Iginla (17), TJ Brodie (7) 2 - 1 WSH
17:01WSH Dennis Wideman (7) Wrist shot - ASST: Nicklas Backstrom (29), Marcus Johansson (15) 3 - 1 WSH
3rd Period
NONE
Three Stars of the Game
Nicklas Backstrom
1st
Nicklas Backstrom
G: 0Shots: 1
A: 3Hits: 0
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 20:31
Marcus Johansson
2nd
Marcus Johansson
G: 0Shots: 3
A: 2Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 18:07
Alex Ovechkin
3rd
Alex Ovechkin
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 21:02
Penalty Summary
1st Period
00:36CGY Rene Bourque  Holding against  Dennis Wideman
2nd Period
02:36WSH Mike Green  Holding against  Tom Kostopoulos
08:29CGY Chris Butler  Holding against  Joel Ward
3rd Period
10:06CGY Rene Bourque  Elbowing against  Nicklas Backstrom
12:20WSH Mike Knuble  Slashing against  Rene Bourque
15:39WSH Mike Green  Interference against  Tom Kostopoulos
19:10WSH Mike Knuble  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
shots by period
PeriodCGYWSH
1st48
2nd89
3rd74
Total1921
Team Stats
CategoryCGYWSH
Power Plays0/42/3
Hits3121
Faceoff Wins2034
Giveaways87
Takeaways711
Blocked Shots724
Penalty Minutes68
  • CALGARY
  • WASHINGTON
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
4J. BouwmeesterD0000029:38
6C. SarichD00-11016:15
7T. BrodieD0112021:00
8B. MorrisonC00-11012:28
10B. ComeauL0000017:18
11M. BacklundC0001011:17
12J. IginlaR0114022:05
13O. JokinenC0011021:05
15T. JackmanR000107:38
16T. KostopoulosR0001012:32
17R. BourqueR00-11418:49
20C. GlencrossL1012021:48
22L. StempniakR00-13017:32
23S. HannanD0000017:51
32P. ByronC000007:49
33A. BabchukD0000013:24
44C. ButlerD0000221:52
51R. HorakC000107:50
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
34M. Kiprusoff1821.85758:54
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
4J. ErskineD000004:48
6D. WidemanD1011024:35
8A. OvechkinR1103021:02
15J. HalpernC00-12014:42
19N. BackstromC0311020:31
20T. BrouwerR1002018:07
21B. LaichC0001021:56
22M. KnubleR0011418:35
25J. ChimeraL00-10013:43
26M. HendricksC000106:51
27K. AlznerD00-11017:40
42J. WardR00-10013:58
44R. HamrlikD0012021:14
52M. GreenD0000415:43
74J. CarlsonD00-12020:36
81D. OrlovD0000014:39
83J. BeagleR000106:23
90M. JohanssonC0213018:07
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
29T. Vokoun1819.94760:00