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Flames 6, Oilers 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:48 AM

Associated Press

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Flames 6, Oilers 1
Edmonton Oilers 1, Calgary Flames 6

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - A three-goal game and a dominating victory couldn't begin to lift Calgary Flames captain Jarome Iginla's spirit.

Iginla also had an assist to help Calgary rout Edmonton 6-1 on Wednesday night, but the Flames were eliminated from the Western Conference playoff race a few minutes after they finished off the Oilers.

"It's tough. I really thought we were going to find a way to sneak in," said Iginla, who missed the playoffs in nine of his 14 NHL seasons.

After Chicago edged St. Louis 4-3 in overtime, Anaheim beat San Jose 6-2 to knock out the Flames.

With one game left, Calgary is two points behind Chicago and Anaheim. The Blackhawks and Ducks - tied for seventh in the race for the eight playoff spots - have clinched tiebreakers over Calgary.

"When we reflect back on it, it still doesn't feel good today and it's going to be very hard watching," Iginla said. "I know it's hard for our fans and it's hard for us as players, especially when the playoffs start on Wednesday and we're out. That's definitely the hardest time."

Iginla has 42 goals, marking the fourth time he has surpassed 40 goals and the first since scoring 50 in 2007-08. Alex Tanguay had a goal and two assists, Rene Bourque and Curtis Glencross also scored, Mikael Backlund Backlund had three assists, and Miikka Kiprusoff made 22 saves.

The veteran Flames were a major disappointment in the season's first half, which eventually led to the dismissal of general manager Darryl Sutter. Starting Dec. 23, the Flames are 27-11-8.

"If only we would have started a little bit earlier, we would be in the playoffs. It's certainly very disappointing," Tanguay said.

"If you get yourselves into the playoffs, it doesn't matter who you face. Look at Philadelphia last year, they got into the playoffs on a shootout and they went all the way to the Stanley Cup finals. It was a pretty remarkable stretch and the way we've been playing, I thought our chances were as good as anyone's."

Kiprusoff tied Mike Vernon's franchise victory record with 262.

Magnus Paajarvi scored for Edmonton. With the loss, the Oilers clinched last place overall in the NHL for the second consecutive season.

"We have a long way to go no question about that with being able to play with teams like Calgary, who are knocking on the door as a playoff team," Edmonton coach Tom Renney said.

Iginla capped off his first three-goal game of the season and 12th overall, scoring his 42nd goal at 6:47 of the third period. He chipped in a backhander from the side of the net to make it 6-1.

As hats rained down at the Saddledome, the crowd gave Iginla a standing ovation that eventually turned to chants of "Iggy!, Iggy!"

NOTES: Flames C Greg Nemisz had an assist for his first NHL point. ... Tanguay was stopped on a first-period penalty shot. ... Flames D Jay Bouwmeester has yet to make the playoffs in his eight NHL seasons.

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
03:44
CGY
PPG - Rene Bourque (27) Wrap-around - ASST: Olli Jokinen (37), Jay Bouwmeester (20)
1 - 0 CGY
13:18
CGY
Jarome Iginla (40) Snap shot - ASST: Mikael Backlund (13), Anton Babchuk (23)
2 - 0 CGY
16:24
CGY
PPG - Jarome Iginla (41) Slapshot - ASST: Alex Tanguay (45), Mikael Backlund (14)
3 - 0 CGY
3rd Period
00:59
CGY
Alex Tanguay (22) Snap shot - ASST: Mikael Backlund (15), Jarome Iginla (43)
4 - 0 CGY
03:47
EDM
Magnus Paajarvi (15) Wrist shot - ASST: Andrew Cogliano (24)
4 - 1 CGY
06:24
CGY
Curtis Glencross (24) Wrist shot - ASST: Greg Nemisz (1), Anton Babchuk (24)
5 - 1 CGY
06:47
CGY
PPG - Jarome Iginla (42) Backhand shot - ASST: Tim Jackman (13), Alex Tanguay (46)
6 - 1 CGY
penalty summary
1st Period
16:16
EDM
Linus Omark  Too many men/ice - bench
2nd Period
03:06
EDM
Linus Omark  Too many men/ice - bench
15:33
EDM
Andrew Cogliano  Roughing against  Jay Bouwmeester
16:24
EDM
Ladislav Smid  Roughing against  Mikael Backlund
16:24
CGY
Mikael Backlund  Slashing against  Ladislav Smid
3rd Period
02:01
EDM
Steve MacIntyre  Roughing against  Rene Bourque
02:01
CGY
Rene Bourque  Roughing against  Steve MacIntyre
06:42
EDM
Steve MacIntyre  Roughing against  Greg Nemisz
08:25
CGY
Robyn Regehr  Cross checking against  Jean-Francois Jacques
18:08
CGY
Mark Giordano  Interference against  Chris VandeVelde
goalie stats
Nikolai Khabibulin
Nikolai Khabibulin
10-32-3
SA: 47TOI: 60:00
Saves: 41EV: 36 - 39
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 7
SV%: .872SH: 1 - 1
Miikka Kiprusoff
SA: 23TOI: 59:51
Saves: 22EV: 20 - 21
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 2
SV%: .957SH: 0 - 0