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Kiprusoff, Flames finally blank Blues

Feb 28, 2011 - 4:25 AM
Calgary, AB (Sports Network) - David Moss scored the lone goal 5:39 into the third period in the Calgary Flames' 1-0 win over St. Louis at the Saddledome.

For the Blues, it marked the first time they were blanked since December 16, 2009 at Chicago.

Miikka Kiprusoff turned aside 27 shots for his fifth shutout of the season as the Flames finished a five-game residency with a 3-1-1 record.

"This time of year you've got to be prepared to win games whatever way is out there," Flames coach Brent Sutter said. "Games are going to be tight, you've got to win those tight games."

Ben Bishop made 26 saves for the Blues, who had snapped a three game skid with a win at Edmonton on Friday. They have now dropped four of their last five games.

With more than 45 scoreless minutes, it was a St. Louis costly turnover that set up the game's lone goal. Alex Tanguay poked away a lazy Blues pass deep in their own zone and then he tapped it to the slot where Moss wristed a shot past Bishop's glove.

Bishop had stopped 18 shots before Moss's goal, meanwhile, St. Louis had a handful of great chances for the equalizers the rest of the way.

The Blues looked to have knotted it up with three minutes left on the power play. However, David Backes batted the puck with the shaft of his stick above the crossbar and then the disc bounced into the net. The goal was immediately nullified by the referee with a high sticking call.

Then with two minutes left, Patrik Berglund's shot from the slot rang off both posts before it deflected toward the blue line.

Kiprusoff finished with 14 third-period saves.

"I thought it was a very tight hockey game, chances were tough to come by," Blues head coach Davis Payne said. "One of theirs went in and none of ours did."

Game Notes

It had been 111 games since the Blues had been shut out in Chicago...The two teams will square off on Tuesday at St. Louis to finish out the home-and-home set...The Blues only got off three shots in the second stanza.