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Kiprusoff, Flames rout Thrashers to end four-game slide

Feb 14, 2007 - 6:47 AM
CALGARY, Alberta (Ticker) -- Goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff made sure Brad Stuart had a happy homecoming.

Kiprusoff stopped 22 shots and Jarome Iginla and Daymond Langkow were both huge as the Calgary Flames snapped a four-game slide with a 4-1 triumph over the Atlanta Thrashers.

A 6-2 defenseman, Stuart was acquired along with center Wayne Primeau from Boston in exchange for Andrew Ference and Chuck Kobasew on Sunday. The Alberta native logged over 23 minutes of ice time with one shot on goal.

"I'm familiar with the area and the city, I played a little bit here and spent a few summers here," Stuart said. "My family is in the area as well so that's something I don't have to worry about as far as being in a brand new city. I'm going to take a little time to get fully comfortable on the ice though."

Langkow scored two goals and Iginla had a goal and two assists as Calgary (30-19-8) moved two points ahead of Vancouver and Minnesota for first place in the Northwest Division.

"We're in a battle right now for a playoff spot so we've got to have that intensity there every game," Langkow said. "Unfortunately, it hasn't been there the last couple of games. It was crucial for us to come out and play well."

The Flames wasted little time taking advantage on the power play in the opening period as Iginla tallied between two goals by Langkow against netminder Kari Lehtonen, who has lost five of his last six outings.

"Our special teams have been really good for us over the last 10 games or so, but at the same time our 5-on-5 play has slipped a little," Langkow said. "(Tuesday) we were a lot better in our own end."

"It's been a struggle on the road lately," Lehtonen said. "There's always one period that we don't play well. We need to get that out of the way and put together a solid 60 minutes."

In the second period, Iginla assisted Alex Tanguay, who scored his 17th goal of the season with 11:14 remaining to extend the lead to 4-1.

Lehtonen had 23 saves and Denis Hamel tallied for Atlanta, which has dropped three straight games to fall to 1-3 on its six-game road trip.

"That's been the hard part for us the past couple of weeks," Lehtonen said.

Atlanta (30-21-9) is just three points in front of Tampa Bay atop the Southeast Division.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ATLANTA 0 1 0 1
    CALGARY 3 1 0 4 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: CGY - (PP) DAYMOND LANGKOW 23 (DION PHANEUF, KRISTIAN
    HUSELIUS) 2:59
    CGY - (PP) JAROME IGINLA 25 (CRAIG CONROY, ALEX TANGUAY)
    6:19
    CGY - (PP) DAYMOND LANGKOW 24 (KRISTIAN HUSELIUS, JAROME
    IGINLA) 13:59
    2ND PRD: ATL

    Feb 14 12:06 AM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ATLANTA 0 1 1
    CALGARY 3 1 4 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: CGY - (PP) DAYMOND LANGKOW 23 (DION PHANEUF, KRISTIAN
    HUSELIUS) 2:59
    CGY - (PP) JAROME IGINLA 25 (CRAIG CONROY, ALEX TANGUAY)
    6:19
    CGY - (PP) DAYMOND LANGKOW 24 (KRISTIAN HUSELIUS, JAROME
    IGINLA) 13:59

    Feb 13 11:12 PM


  • NHL
    ATLANTA 1
    CALGARY 4
    2ND PRD: CGY - ALEX TANGUAY 17 (JAROME IGINLA, CRAIG CONROY) 11:14

    Thrashers vs. FlamesFeb 13 10:58 PM


  • NHL
    ATLANTA 1
    CALGARY 3
    2ND PRD: ATL - DENIS HAMEL 5 (GREG DE VRIES) 10:58

    Thrashers vs. FlamesFeb 13 10:57 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ATLANTA 0 0
    CALGARY 3 3 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: CGY - (PP) DAYMOND LANGKOW 23 (DION PHANEUF, KRISTIAN
    HUSELIUS) 2:59
    CGY - (PP) JAROME IGINLA 25 (CRAIG CONROY, ALEX TANGUAY)
    6:19
    CGY - (PP) DAYMOND LANGKOW 24 (KRISTIAN HUSELIUS, JAROME
    IGINLA) 13:59

    Feb 13 10:23 PM


  • NHL
    ATLANTA 0
    CALGARY 3
    1ST PRD: CGY - (PP) DAYMOND LANGKOW 24 (KRISTIAN HUSELIUS, JAROME
    IGINLA) 13:59

    Thrashers vs. FlamesFeb 13 10:13 PM


  • NHL
    ATLANTA 0
    CALGARY 2
    1ST PRD: CGY - (PP) JAROME IGINLA 25 (CRAIG CONROY, ALEX TANGUAY) 6:19

    Thrashers vs. FlamesFeb 13 9:57 PM


  • NHL
    ATLANTA 0
    CALGARY 1
    1ST PRD: CGY - (PP) DAYMOND LANGKOW 23 (DION PHANEUF, KRISTIAN
    HUSELIUS) 2:59

    Thrashers vs. FlamesFeb 13 9:50 PM