for this game

Flames edge Red Wings

Dec 23, 2011 - 6:31 AM
Calgary, AB (Sports Network) - Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 29 shots as Calgary held off Detroit, 3-2, at Scotiabank Saddledome.

Curtis Glencross had two goals while Blake Comeau scored the other for the Flames, who have won two straight.

"The last couple of minutes was kind of hectic, but we'll take the result," said Comeau. "That's a great team over there and you can't make any mistakes against them. This is a big win for us."

Ian White and Jiri Hudler had third-period goals for the Red Wings, who have lost their past two. Ty Conklin gave up all three goals on 27 shots.

"We've had a tough little stretch here," said White. "I thought we responded well at the end there, but we just fell short in this game."

Calgary held a 3-0 lead to start the third, but Detroit made it a two-goal game 4:55 in as a poor clear saw Jonathan Ericsson get the puck at the left point and send it to the low slot where Hudler wristed it home.

The Red Wings made it a 3-2 game with 4:12 to play as Pavel Datsyuk won a right circle faceoff back to White, who blasted it cleanly past Kiprusoff.

However, the Red Wings were unable to net the equalizer as Kiprusoff made several stops down the stretch for the win.

Calgary scored with 3:50 left in the first on the power play as Glencross tipped in a rebound at the right side.

Just 90 seconds into the second, Calgary made it a 2-0 game on a 2-on-1 break that saw Brendan Morrison send the puck from the right side to the left with Comeau finishing for his second of the season.

The Flames took a 3-0 lead just over four minutes later when Glencross took a pass in the neutral zone and flew down the right wing before wristing home the puck from the right circle for his 13th of the season.

Game Notes

Glencross notched his second multi-goal effort this year and first since November 18 against Chicago...Calgary hits the road for the next seven games starting Friday in Vancouver...Detroit plays in Nashville on Monday...Calgary has won two of three this season from Detroit, which swept the four-game series last season.