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Predators 5, Flames 3

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:48 AM

- CalgaryFlames.com

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Predators 5, Flames 3
Calgary Flames 3, Nashville Predators 5
Three Stars of the Game
Sergei Kostitsyn
1st
G: 3Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 16:03
Patric Hornqvist
2nd
Patric Hornqvist
G: 0Shots: 2
A: 2Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 2
+/-: 1TOI: 13:54
Jordin Tootoo
3rd
Jordin Tootoo
G: 0Shots: 4
A: 2Hits: 2
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 15:47

NASHVILLE, TN -- The Calgary Flames were able to pull themselves within a single goal after falling behind by three but the Nashville Predators were able to hold them off and take the game by a score of 5-3.

The Predators were led offensively by Sergei Kostitsyn who potted a hat trick on Sunday night.

Jarome Iginla scored his 499th career goal and Brendan Morrison notched his 200th tally in the loss.

The captain opened the scoring at 3:47 of the first period after a great passing play between his linemates Curtis Glencross and Olli Jokinen.

Nashvilled tied it up shortly after when Kevin Klein, returning after missing six games with the flu, sent a howitzer at Kiprusoff from the blueline.

The Predators pushed ahead at 15:06 when Kostitsyn batted a Mike Fisher pass into the back of the net whilst falling to the ice.

Calgary allowed two more goals in the second period with Kostitsyn adding his second of the game and Matt Halischuk scoring his ninth goal of the year.

Offensively, the Predators stifled their visitors in the second period. The Flames landed a mere four shots on Rinne while Nashville rifled 15 at Kiprusoff.

Rene Bourque made it a 4-2 game at 1:17 of the third frame when he took advantage of some sloppy defence right in front of the net. Lee Stempniak and Blake Comeau earned the helpers on the Flames second goal of the evening.

Morrison scored at 17:57 but Kostitsyn was able to notch an empty netter to complete the hat trick.

scoring summary
1st Period
03:47
CGY
Jarome Iginla (15) ASST: Olli Jokinen (20), Curtis Glencross (11)
1 - 0 CGY
12:39
NSH
Kevin Klein (2) ASST: Nick Spaling (7), Jordin Tootoo (11)
1 - 1 Tie
15:06
NSH
Sergei Kostitsyn (6) ASST: Mike Fisher (9), Patric Hornqvist (6)
2 - 1 NSH
2nd Period
02:27
NSH
Matt Halischuk (9) ASST: Jordin Tootoo (12), Jack Hillen (4)
3 - 1 NSH
05:59
NSH
Sergei Kostitsyn (7) ASST: Patric Hornqvist (7), Jerred Smithson (3)
4 - 1 NSH
3rd Period
01:17
CGY
Rene Bourque (13) ASST: Lee Stempniak (8), Blake Comeau (4)
4 - 2 NSH
17:57
CGY
Brendan Morrison (4) ASST: TJ Brodie (6), Paul Byron (1)
4 - 3 NSH
19:30
NSH
EN - Sergei Kostitsyn (8) ASST: Kevin Klein (6)
5 - 3 NSH
penalty summary
1st Period
10:12
NSH
Nick Spaling  Tripping against  Jay Bouwmeester
2nd Period
11:59
CGY
Tim Jackman  Too many men/ice - bench
3rd Period
01:56
CGY
Tom Kostopoulos  Interference against  Ryan Ellis
04:42
CGY
Paul Byron  Roughing against  Nick Spaling
05:13
NSH
Patric Hornqvist  Hi-sticking against  Miikka Kiprusoff
goalie stats
Miikka Kiprusoff
SA: 26TOI: 59:02
Saves: 22EV: 19 - 23
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: .846SH: 0 - 0
Pekka Rinne
Pekka Rinne
19-10-4
SA: 20TOI: 60:00
Saves: 17EV: 15 - 18
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 2
SV%: .850SH: 0 - 0