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Moss scores twice as Calgary defeats Ottawa

Jan 15, 2011 - 5:09 AM Ottawa, ON (Sports Network) - David Moss scored twice to help the Calgary Flames take a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators at Scotiabank Place.

Ales Kotalik scored the other goal while Anton Babchuk added two assists for the Flames, who snapped a four-game slide. Henrik Karlsson stopped 33 shots in the victory.

"That was a real good, solid win for us," said Calgary head coach Brent Sutter. "I thought we got off to a slow start, but once we got our legs underneath us we got it going. They got a couple of us in the third, but we were able to hang tight."

Nick Foligno had a goal and an assist while Milan Michalek scored the other goal for the Senators, who snapped a six-game slide with a win over the Islanders on Thursday. Brian Elliott made 23 saves in the loss.

"We had a lot of motivation for this game cause we wanted to post back-to-back wins," said Foligno. "We need to continue to win and we didn't get the job done tonight."

After a scoreless first period, the Flames took a 1-0 lead in the second. Rene Bourque skated the puck into the Ottawa end and made a backhand flip down low. Moss, who got behind the defense, received the puck in front of the net and chipped it past Elliott 5:32 in.

Calgary then made it 2-0 just 2 1/2 minutes later. Tim Jackman made a move from the right side to get in front, but lost the puck. Moss grabbed it in the slot and fired a wrister home from the right side.

Kotalik scored on the power play with 17 seconds left in the second, when his simple wrister from the left point made its way past Elliott.

Ottawa made it a two-goal game 8:56 into the third as a Calgary player missed the puck at his right point and it went into the Flames' end. At the left circle, Foligno caught up to it and lasered a wrister into the net.

The Sens made it a 3-2 game with 57.4 seconds left and Elliott on the bench for the extra attacker. Foligno passed from the high slot to the right for Michalek, who made the power move to the front and chipped it in.

Ottawa quickly got Elliott out of the net again after the faceoff, but Calgary was able to keep any scoring chances away for the win.

Game Notes

Calgary continues its four-game road trip in Toronto on Saturday...Ottawa plays at Washington on Sunday...Calgary has won seven of the last eight against Ottawa...The Senators have lost four straight at home.

  • CALGARY: 3
    OTTAWA: 2

    Jan 14 10:12 PM

  • Ottawa Goal - Milan Michalek (10), at 19:02.

    Flames 3, Senators 2  3rd - 0:58Jan 14 10:04 PM
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    Flames 3, Senators 2  3rd - 0:58Jan 14 10:04 PM

  • Ottawa Goal - Nick Foligno (7), at 8:56.

    Flames 3, Senators 1  3rd - 11:04Jan 14 9:46 PM

  • CALGARY: 3
    OTTAWA: 0
    End of 2nd

    Jan 14 9:13 PM

  • Calgary Goal - Ales Kotalik (2), at 19:43.

    Flames 3, Senators 0  2nd - 0:17Jan 14 9:10 PM

  • Shot blocked by Sergei Gonchar.

    Flames 2, Senators 0  2nd - 12:05Jan 14 8:47 PM

  • Calgary Goal - David Moss (7), at 5:31.

    Flames 1, Senators 0  2nd - 14:29Jan 14 8:41 PM

  • CALGARY: 0
    OTTAWA: 0
    End of 1st

    Jan 14 8:15 PM

  • CALGARY: 0
    OTTAWA: 0
    1st Period - 20:00

    Jan 14 7:39 PM
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