Calgary Herald

Game stOry

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three stars

1. Team position

Name in bold:

B1. calgary RW

Jarome Iginla: Didn’t miss many chances to bury the puck as he passed the 40-goal mark for a fourth time with a hat-trick and ensured a better than point-per-game clip for the season. 2. calgary c Mikael Backlund: Big night for the Swedish rookie as pivot of No. 1, earning three assists on first four Flames goals. 3. calgary lW Alex Tanguay: Make it a sweep for the No. 1 line as the slick winger fattens his stats with a goal and two assists in another nifty outing.

why the FLames wOn

Because they persevered when it seemed like the goaltendin­g gods were against them;

Because they made up their minds it wouldn’t be the cocky young oilers who would usher them out of the playoff picture.

the save

oh, where to start. Nikolai

Khabibulin made 20 saves in the first period to keep the Flames off the scoreboard. of note, a sliding butterfly on a deflected Anton

Babchuk blast, a quick move right to take a one-timer by Olli

Jokinen in his stomach and then a nifty blocker stop on a Tanguay penalty shot to close the period.

the hIt

There’s getting hit by a Mack truck then there’s getting hit by oilers heavyweigh­t Steve

MacIntyre. Matt Stajan probably didn’t know the difference when Macintyre, arms folded across his chest, plowed over the considerab­ly lighter Flames centre during the first period. earlier, Stajan had been decked heavily by Theo

Peckham at the oilers blueline.

the rOsters

cAlgARy ScRATcHeS: F Raitis Ivanans (concussion), D Adam Pardy (shoulder), c Brendan

Morrison (knee), RW David Moss (ankle), lW Fred Modin (back), lW Niklas Hagman (head), D Brendan Mikkelson, D Steve Staios.

eDMoNToN ScRATcHeS: D Ryan Whitney (ankle), lW Taylor Hall (ankle), RW Ales Hemsky (shoulder), c Sam Gagner (hand), c. Shawn Horcoff, c. Colin Fraser, c Gilbert Brule, D Tom Gilbert.

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