Los Angeles
Kings
40-27-15
Calgary
Flames
37-29-16

24 SOG
30 SOG
1st2nd3rdT
LAK
CGY
game recap

Kings 4, Flames 1

Saturday, 01.14.2012 / 11:00 PM

calgaryflames.com

Three Stars of the Game
Mike Richards
1st
Mike Richards
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 15:45
Mikael Backlund
2nd
G: 0Shots: 4
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 0PIM: 0
+/-: -2TOI: 17:09
Jonathan Quick
3rd
Jonathan Quick
SA: 30TOI: 60:00
GA: 1EV: 26-26
PIM: 0PP: 3-4
SV%: .967SH: 0-0

CALGARY, AB -- Michael Cammalleri scored in his highly-anticipated debut but the Calgary Flames fell 4-1 to the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.

The defeat snapped the Flames winning streak at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Prior to Saturday's contest, Calgary had won eight straight at home.

The Flames are now 10-1-1 in their last 12 games at the Saddledome.

Jonathan Quick made 29 saves in the outing while Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 21 shots.

The first period saw the Flames generate several good scoring opportunities but between Quick and the goalpost, none of their 11 shots found the back of the net.

Mikael Backlund and Lance Bouma both had shots fly past Quick but hit the iron.

Mike Richards broke the deadlock just 27 seconds into the middle frame.

Mark Giordano was unable to snag the puck at the Flames blueline and Richards and Dustin Penner went flying into the zone. Richards slipped his over a diving Kiprusoff's pads to notch his 14th goal of the season.

The Kings pushed their lead to two goals shortly after when Matt Greene wired a shot from the blueline that eluded Kiprusoff.

Anze Kopitar added Los Angeles' third goal of the evening at 14:48 when he was able to smack a bouncing puck into the back of the net while falling.

The Flames were finally able to beat Quick late in the frame while on a power play. With Rob Scuderi watching helplessly from the box, Cammalleri deflected a Anton Babchuk bomb from the point.

Jay Bouwmeester also assisted on Cammalleri's 10th goal of the campaign.

Despite a hard push in the third stanza, the Flames were unable to produce any offence and the Kings received an empty-net goal from Dustin Brown.

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
00:27
LAK
Mike Richards (14) Backhand shot - ASST: Dustin Penner (8), Rob Scuderi (4)
1 - 0 LAK
03:02
LAK
Matt Greene (3) Wrist shot - ASST: Jarret Stoll (9), Mike Richards (12)
2 - 0 LAK
14:48
LAK
PPG - Anze Kopitar (14) Wrist shot - ASST: Justin Williams (21), Dustin Brown (13)
3 - 0 LAK
15:52
CGY
PPG - Mike Cammalleri (10) Deflected shot - ASST: Anton Babchuk (5), Jay Bouwmeester (16)
3 - 1 LAK
3rd Period
19:03
LAK
EN - Dustin Brown (12) Wrist shot - ASST: Justin Williams (22), Drew Doughty (16)
4 - 1 LAK
penalty summary
1st Period
05:54
CGY
Olli Jokinen  Hooking against  Dustin Brown
13:38
LAK
Colin Fraser  Roughing against  Tim Jackman
2nd Period
10:00
CGY
Mike Cammalleri  Holding against  Dustin Penner
11:07
LAK
Jarret Stoll  Charging against  Cory Sarich
14:33
CGY
Tom Kostopoulos  Cross checking against  Willie Mitchell
15:04
LAK
Rob Scuderi  Hooking against  Jarome Iginla
3rd Period
06:58
CGY
Mark Giordano  Tripping against  Anze Kopitar
goalie stats
Jonathan Quick
Jonathan Quick
19-11-7
SA: 30TOI: 60:00
Saves: 29EV: 26 - 26
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 4
SV%: .967SH: 0 - 0
Miikka Kiprusoff
SA: 23TOI: 59:12
Saves: 20EV: 19 - 21
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 2
SV%: .870SH: 0 - 0