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Flames 2, Wild 1

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:48 AM

- CalgaryFlames.com

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Flames 2, Wild 1
Minnesota Wild 1, Calgary Flames 2
Three Stars of the Game
Jarome Iginla
1st
Jarome Iginla
RW
G: 1Shots: 8
A: 1Hits: 2
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 19:27
Mikael Backlund
2nd
G: 0Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 0PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 17:29
Miikka Kiprusoff
3rd
SA: 30TOI: 59:41
GA: 1EV: 28-29
PIM: 0PP: 0-0
SV%: .967SH: 1-1

CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames losing skid came to a screeching halt on Tuesday night as they defeated the Minnesota Wild by a score of 2-1.

Captain Jarome Iginla led his team with two points, eight shots on net and won all five of his draws.

Iginla now has points in four straight games and is leading the team in scoring with 13 goals to his name.

His linemate Olli Jokinen also added to his scoring straight, notching his seventh point in his last four games.

Curtis Glencross opened the scoring at 2:47 when took a beautiful pass from Iginla, deked around Harding and sent a slick backhand into the back of the net.

Defenceman Chris Butler also assisted on the marker.

It didn't take long for the Wild to respond. Matt Cullen won a draw deep in the Flames zone, Jared Spurgeon put a shot on net and Pierre-Marc Bouchard finished off the play by shoveling the puck past Kiprusoff.

The Flames pushed ahead at 6:02 of the second stanza thanks to an incredible individual effort by Iginla in front of Harding.

The captain muscled his way through Spurgeon and Marco Scandella and hammered the puck into the back of the net.

He is now just three goals shy of 500.

Derek Smith and Jokinen earned the helpers on the go-ahead tally.

The Wild had an excellent opportunity to draw even late in the game when Jokinen was nabbed for interference at 17:28 and slashing at 19:47 but the Flames penalty killers were air-tight, holding Minnesota off the scoresheet and carrying Calgary to victory.

scoring summary
1st Period
02:47
CGY
Curtis Glencross (11) ASST: Jarome Iginla (13), Chris Butler (8)
1 - 0 CGY
06:10
MIN
Pierre-Marc Bouchard (6) ASST: Jared Spurgeon (12), Matt Cullen (11)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
06:02
CGY
Jarome Iginla (13) ASST: Derek Smith (7), Olli Jokinen (17)
2 - 1 CGY
3rd Period
NONE
penalty summary
1st Period
15:24
MIN
Brad Staubitz  Fighting (maj) against  Tim Jackman
15:24
CGY
Tim Jackman  Fighting (maj) against  Brad Staubitz
17:57
MIN
Jarod Palmer  Hooking against  Mikael Backlund
2nd Period
02:33
CGY
Tom Kostopoulos  Fighting (maj) against  Clayton Stoner
02:33
MIN
Clayton Stoner  Fighting (maj) against  Tom Kostopoulos
03:54
MIN
Marek Zidlicky  Slashing against  Curtis Glencross
3rd Period
06:22
CGY
Cory Sarich  Elbowing against  Cal Clutterbuck
17:28
CGY
Olli Jokinen  Interference against  Dany Heatley
19:47
CGY
Olli Jokinen  Slashing against  Dany Heatley
goalie stats
Josh Harding
Josh Harding
7-3-1
SA: 30TOI: 58:57
Saves: 28EV: 25 - 27
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: .933SH: 0 - 0
Miikka Kiprusoff
SA: 30TOI: 59:41
Saves: 29EV: 28 - 29
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 0
SV%: .967SH: 1 - 1