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Flames 7, Blues 2

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:48 AM

Associated Press

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Flames 7, Blues 2
Calgary Flames 7, St. Louis Blues 2

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Calgary defenseman Jordan Leopold scored his first goal of the season and to Flames coach Darryl Sutter's way of thinking, it's long overdue.

"I don't know that it's nice but I'd say it's about time," Sutter said. "For as much as time as he gets on power plays and playing with defenseman Robyn Regehr, you'd think at this point he'd have one somehow."

Leopold had a goal and two assists and defenseman Roman Hamrlik scored two goals Thursday night as the Calgary Flames routed the reeling St. Louis Blues 7-2. The Blues have lost their last five and have been outscored 13-2 in their last two games.

Leopold was credited with the first goal of the game but a scorer's change in the break between periods took it away. The goal was credited Darren McCarty.

"Mac said he thought he got a piece of it so it wasn't a surprise," Leopold said. "We got the win and that's all that matters."

The Flames then scored four goals in the second period to turn the game into a rout.

Shean Donovan scored on a wrist shot from the right faceoff circle at 3:52 of the second period, giving Calgary a 2-0 lead.

The Blues pulled Lalime to cheers from the crowd after the Flames took a 3-0 lead on 14 shots at 10:11 in the second period. Reinhard Divis came in to relieve Lalime, who was beaten when Leopold redirected a shot by Jamie Lundmark for a power-play goal.

"I ended up coming back to redeem myself," said Leopold, who had played in 69 games this season. "After the period in the lockerman, Tony Amonte came in and said, 'I think I got a piece of that one.' It was a kind of a running joke I guess.

"It's nice to get it over with. I mean, I've been working to get one since the Olympic break. I didn't get the right break or right bounce until tonight."

His teammates were pleased for him.

"We are absolutely happy for him to score," Hamrlik said. "He make a great play in the second period to get his goal."

Divis gave up two goals on five shots he faced in the period. Hamrlik blasted a slap shot by Divis at 15:13. Regehr scored a power-play goal at 18:40 for a 5-0 Calgary advantage.

"It's one of those nights, the last couple have been," said Blues winger Dallas Drake. "We make a mistake and it ends up in our net. That's just the bottom line. There's no real reason or rhyme for it. They scored on their good opportunities and we haven't even come close."

St. Louis broke through with a goal at 2:43 of the final period when Mike Glumac scored.

Calgary got the goal back with its third power-play goal when Chuck Kobasew scored his 18th goal of the season at 4:24.

The Flames added a short-handed goal by Hamrlik at 8:30.

"I scored on some lucky shots tonight, that's all I can say," Hamrlik said. "I just aim at the net and they went through. We are happy to get the two points. That's all that matters."

Keith Tkachuk finished the scoring with a power-play goal at 14:16. It was his first goal in 10 games.

Notes: Thursday's game was the 3,000th regular season game in St. Louis franchise history. Bob Plager, who has been with the Blues organization since the first game and scored the first assist and had the first penalty minute, dropped the ceremonial puck. ... The victory gave Sutter his 100th win as the Flames' coach. He had coached Calgary for 197 games. ... St. Louis is 0-27-4 when trailing after two periods this season. Calgary is 26-3-2 when leading after two periods. ... The Blues are 5-25-5 when the opponent scores the first goal. ... Calgary won the season series with the Blues 2-1-1. ... St. Louis was 1-for-7 on the power play and Calgary went 3-for-6.

scoring summary
1st Period
12:26
CGY
Darren McCarty (7) ASST: Jordan Leopold (15), Stephane Yelle (13)
1 - 0 CGY
2nd Period
03:52
CGY
Shean Donovan (7) ASST: Chris Simon (11), Byron Ritchie (1)
2 - 0 CGY
10:11
CGY
PPG - Jordan Leopold (1) ASST: Jamie Lundmark (15), Chuck Kobasew (9)
3 - 0 CGY
15:13
CGY
Roman Hamrlik (6) ASST: Chris Simon (12), Jamie Lundmark (16)
4 - 0 CGY
18:40
CGY
PPG - Robyn Regehr (6) ASST: Jamie Lundmark (17), Jordan Leopold (16)
5 - 0 CGY
3rd Period
02:43
STL
Mike Glumac (5) ASST: Jeff Woywitka (1), Trent Whitfield (2)
5 - 1 CGY
04:24
CGY
PPG - Chuck Kobasew (18) ASST: Robyn Regehr (16), Tony Amonte (22)
6 - 1 CGY
08:30
CGY
SHG - Roman Hamrlik (7) ASST: Jarome Iginla (23), Daymond Langkow (27)
7 - 1 CGY
14:16
STL
PPG - Keith Tkachuk (13) ASST: Scott Young (29), Christian Backman (11)
7 - 2 CGY
penalty summary
1st Period
03:51
CGY
Dion Phaneuf  Boarding
03:51
CGY
Dion Phaneuf  Roughing
03:51
STL
Keith Tkachuk  Roughing
08:21
CGY
Jarome Iginla  Roughing
08:21
STL
Matt Walker  Roughing
12:42
CGY
Robyn Regehr  Elbowing
12:46
STL
Lee Stempniak  Holding the stick
13:38
CGY
Dion Phaneuf  Cross checking
2nd Period
07:38
CGY
Cale Hulse  Holding
08:25
STL
Trent Whitfield  Holding
12:16
CGY
Dion Phaneuf  Holding
13:00
STL
Christian Backman  Hooking
18:01
STL
Kevin Dallman  Hooking
3rd Period
03:48
STL
Keith Tkachuk  Slashing
06:34
CGY
Chuck Kobasew  Tripping
13:38
CGY
Stephane Yelle  Holding
15:19
STL
Mark Rycroft  Hi-sticking
16:54
STL
Petr Cajanek  Tripping
goalie stats
Miikka Kiprusoff
SA: 22TOI: 60:00
Saves: 20EV: 15 - 16
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 6
SV%: .909SH: 0 - 0
Patrick Lalime
Patrick Lalime
SA: 14TOI: 30:11
Saves: 11EV: 9 - 11
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 1
SV%: .786SH: 2 - 2
Reinhard Divis
Reinhard Divis
SA: 12TOI: 29:44
Saves: 8EV: 6 - 7
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 4
SV%: .667SH: 0 - 1