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Washington
Capitals
50-24-8
Calgary
Flames
46-30-6

31 SOG
28 SOG
1st2nd3rdT
WSH
CGY
game recap

Flames 2, Capitals 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:48 AM

Associated Press

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Flames 2, Capitals 1
Washington Capitals 1, Calgary Flames 2

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -Washington couldn't score on a nine-minute power play. Calgary couldn't score either - not until its third two-man advantage.

Jarome Iginla scored and Matthew Lombardi put the Flames ahead for good in the second period to help Calgary beat Washington 2-1 Tuesday night for its first win over the Capitals since 1999.

Sergei Fedorov scored for Washington, which lost in regulation for the first time since the season opener. Fedorov's goal was No. 473 of his career, tying him with Alexander Mogilny for most career NHL goals by a Russian-born player.

Miikka Kiprusoff made 30 saves for the Flames, who went 0-6-2 against the Caps since March 13, 1999. But he was hardly tested during Washington's long power play.

"It was the first time I've ever had a nine-minute power-play and we had only one chance in those nine minutes and it can't be like that," said Washington right-winger Alexander Ovechkin.

Washington mustered just three harmless shots on goal for the entire man advantage.

"That set the rest of the game up for us," said Lombardi, one of the Flames' penalty killers. "We were down 1-0, if we let those guys get a couple more goals, it's a hard climb from there. But we really stuck together during that one, it was a big team effort."

Seven minutes into the first period, Washington defenseman Tyler Sloan leveled Calgary center Daymond Langkow with a clean bodycheck at the Capitals' blue-line.

Sloan, 27, playing just his third NHL shift, was immediately tackled by Calgary's Rene Bourque, who then pummeled him while he was down on the ice.

Out of that altercation, Sloan was not penalized while Bourque was handed 19 minutes in penalties - minors for unsportsmanlike conduct and instigating, a fighting major and a game misconduct.

"I expected that after a hit like that, they were going to come after me," Sloan said.

Lombardi's goal began back in the Flames' end when Adrian Aucoin dropped to his knees to block a hard slapshot from Mike Green.

The Flames collected the loose puck and headed back up the ice, where Dustin Boyd dropped the puck into the slot for Lombardi, who whipped a wrist shot into the top corner past goaltender Jose Theodore.

Miikka Kiprusoff made 30 saves for the Flames in what was easily his best game of the season. He made a pad save on Alexander Semin from the side of the net early in the third period, to preserve the lead.

scoring summary
1st Period
04:21
WSH
Sergei Fedorov (1) ASST: Jeff Schultz (3), Alex Ovechkin (2)
1 - 0 WSH
2nd Period
01:00
CGY
PPG - Jarome Iginla (2) ASST: NONE
1 - 1 Tie
02:42
CGY
Matthew Lombardi (1) ASST: Dustin Boyd (1), David Moss (1)
2 - 1 CGY
3rd Period
NONE
penalty summary
1st Period
07:33
CGY
Rene Bourque  Fighting against  Tyler Sloan
07:33
CGY
Rene Bourque  Instigator against  Tyler Sloan
07:33
CGY
Rene Bourque  Misconduct against  Tyler Sloan
07:33
CGY
Rene Bourque  Instigator - face shield against  Michael Nylander
12:20
WSH
Michael Nylander  Holding against  Curtis Glencross
17:18
WSH
Mike Green  Hooking against  Jarome Iginla
18:31
WSH
Boyd Gordon  Tripping against  Mike Cammalleri
19:56
WSH
John Erskine  Cross checking against  Matthew Lombardi
2nd Period
00:39
WSH
David Steckel  Throwing stick
06:54
WSH
Sergei Fedorov  Holding the stick against  Robyn Regehr
12:58
WSH
Chris Clark  Slashing against  Mike Cammalleri
14:08
WSH
Shaone Morrisonn  Hi-sticking against  Jarome Iginla
17:22
CGY
Curtis Glencross  Hooking against  Brooks Laich
3rd Period
02:06
WSH
Tyler Sloan  Tripping against  David Moss
04:18
WSH
Mike Green  Hooking against  Mike Cammalleri
12:57
CGY
Adrian Aucoin  Cross checking against  Nicklas Backstrom
goalie stats
Jose Theodore
Jose Theodore
2-1-0
SA: 28TOI: 58:47
Saves: 26EV: 19 - 20
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 7
SV%: .929SH: 1 - 1
Miikka Kiprusoff
SA: 31TOI: 59:31
Saves: 30EV: 21 - 22
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 5
SV%: .968SH: 4 - 4