Wild
Flames
1 - 2 Final - 2OT
  for this game

Iginla scores in shootout as Flames down Wild

Mar 1, 2007 - 7:41 AM
CALGARY, Alberta (Ticker) -- Jarome Iginla taught goaltender Josh Harding a tough lesson about life in shootouts.

Iginla scored the shootout clincher and defenseman Robyn Regehr netted his second goal of the campaign in the third period to lead the Calgary Flames to a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild.

Calgary won for the first time in six shootouts this season and raised its home record to a league-best 27-6-1. The victory moved the Flames into a first-place tie with the Vancouver Canucks in the Northwest Division, one point ahead of the Wild.

"With Minnesota, we have a lot of tight games against them," Iginla said. "They're notorious for those real shut-it-down games, especially when they have the lead. ... This last stretch, we're trying to catch Vancouver and pull ahead of Minnesota and also get consistent with our game."

Entering 1-for-10 in shootouts this season, Iginla came through in the third round with a quick wrister in the slot that beat Harding inside the left goalpost.

"I've been cold for a while (in shootouts)," Iginla said. "I was fortunate it went off the post and in. It was a good bounce."

"I just felt that (Iginla) should be in a position when the game (is) on the line to give him a chance to do what he can do best and that's why I picked him," Calgary coach Jim Playfair said.

Harding replaced starter Niklas Backstrom, who left after the first period with what was described as an "lower-body injury", and stopped 21 shots in only his second appearance of the season.

"(Iginla) is probably one of the most talented guys in the league," Harding said. "For him to score in the shootout softens the blow a little bit, but unfortunately, we got the loss. I thought I had it covered pretty good. He found the hole and made a good shot and beat me."

"(Harding) came in and played terrific," Minnesota left wing Brian Rolston said. "For a kid to come in, I don't think he (has) played in about a month. To come in and do what he did was great and we have a lot of confidence in him. Tonight, he proved that he could play."

Calgary netminder Miikka Kiprusoff sealed the triumph by making a pad stop on Pierre-Marc Bouchard's spinning shot on the doorstep.

"It (has) been some tough times (in the shootouts)," Kiprusoff said. "We've been talking about it a lot. I'm going in the right direction right now. For me, there's only one way to go. Today was good."

"They have a great goalie over there," Rolston said. "They have a lot of skill players up front. You win some. You lose some. Obviously, it's disappointing when you lose that extra point. At the same time, we felt pretty good about the way we played tonight."

After Pavol Demitra scored a power-play goal at 1:50 of the third period to give Minnesota a 1-0 lead, Regehr tied it with 4:31 left in regulation with a one-timer into the top right corner of the net.

"We were getting a few shots near the end of the game," Regehr said. "It was nice that one finally went in. I thought Kristian (Huselius) made a real good play coming across the blue line and gave me a great pass. I believe it was David Moss that was in front and screened the goalie."

Kiprusoff made 28 saves for just his fourth victory in nine decisions for the Flames.

Minnesota had its three-game winning streak ended and slipped to 2-11-4 all-time here. It was the Wild's fourth loss in 13 overall contests.

"That's a good team," Minnesota coach Jacques Lemaire said. "We went to a shootout and we lost our top goalie. You get in a shootout and you never know what's going to happen. Talking about shootouts, we talked about it this morning and we're so good in the shootout. Now you won't talk about it."








  • NHL
    FINAL IN SHOOTOUT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    MINNESOTA 0 0 1 0 (0) 1
    CALGARY 0 0 1 0 (1) 2 FINAL IN SHOOTOUT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: NONE
    3RD PRD: MIN - (PP) PAVOL DEMITRA 19 (BRIAN ROLSTON, KIM JOHNSSON)
    1:50
    CGY - RICHIE REGEHR 2 (KRISTIAN HUSELIUS, BRAD STUART) 15:29
    OT: NONE
    SO: CGY -

    Mar 1 12:42 AM


  • NHL
    FINAL IN SHOOTOUT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    MINNESOTA 0 0 1 0 (0) 1
    CALGARY 0 0 1 0 (1) 2 FINAL IN SHOOTOUT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: NONE
    3RD PRD: MIN - (PP) PAVOL DEMITRA 19 (BRIAN ROLSTON, KIM JOHNSSON)
    1:50
    CGY - RICHIE REGEHR 2 (KRISTIAN HUSELIUS, BRAD STUART) 15:29
    OT: NONE
    SO: CGY -

    Wild vs. FlamesMar 1 12:42 AM


  • NHL
    END OF OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    MINNESOTA 0 0 1 0 1
    CALGARY 0 0 1 0 1 END OF OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: NONE
    3RD PRD: MIN - (PP) PAVOL DEMITRA 19 (BRIAN ROLSTON, KIM JOHNSSON)
    1:50
    CGY - RICHIE REGEHR 2 (KRISTIAN HUSELIUS, BRAD STUART) 15:29
    OT: NONE
    SHOTS ON GOAL:

    Mar 1 12:37 AM
  • 80
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 15 roots

    Wild vs. FlamesMar 1 12:37 AM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 3RD GOING INTO OT
    1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    MINNESOTA 0 0 1 1
    CALGARY 0 0 1 1 GOING INTO OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: NONE
    3RD PRD: MIN - (PP) PAVOL DEMITRA 19 (BRIAN ROLSTON, KIM JOHNSSON)
    1:50
    CGY - RICHIE REGEHR 2 (KRISTIAN HUSELIUS, BRAD STUART) 15:29
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- -

    Mar 1 12:29 AM


  • NHL
    MINNESOTA 1
    CALGARY 1
    3RD PRD: CGY - RICHIE REGEHR 2 (KRISTIAN HUSELIUS, BRAD STUART) 15:29

    Wild vs. FlamesMar 1 12:22 AM
  • 65
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 65 roots

    Wild vs. FlamesMar 1 12:22 AM


  • NHL
    MINNESOTA 1
    CALGARY 0
    3RD PRD: MIN - (PP) MARIAN GABORIK 21 (PIERRE-MARC BOUCHARD, BRIAN
    ROLSTON) 1:50

    Wild vs. FlamesFeb 28 11:59 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    MINNESOTA 0 0 0
    CALGARY 0 0 0 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: NONE
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    MIN 9 10 19
    CGY 5 15 20
    GOALIES: MIN - NIKLAS BACKSTROM, JOSH HARDING
    (20:00, 2ND)
    CGY - MII

    Feb 28 11:37 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    MINNESOTA 0 0
    CALGARY 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    MIN 9 9
    CGY 5 5
    GOALIES: MIN - NIKLAS BACKSTROM
    CGY - MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF

    Feb 28 10:46 PM