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Iginla gets four points as Flames scorch Blues

Dec 17, 2008 - 7:29 AM
ST. LOUIS (Ticker) -- Captain Jarome Iginla scored two goals and set up two others as the Calgary Flames snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-3 triumph over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday.

Matthew Lombardi had a goal and two assists and Craig Conroy and defenseman Cory Sarich each had a pair of assists for the Flames, who have posted a 3-1-2 record over their last six contests.

Michael Cammalleri, Daymond Langkow and blue-liner Adrian Aucoin also scored and Miikka Kiprusoff made 28 saves for Calgary, which has defeated the Blues five straight times - including twice this season.

Kiprusoff is a major factor in the Flames' success against the Blues, posting a 13-3-1 career record against St. Louis.

"I've had a lot of streaks lately of two good followed by one bad, and I know I can do better," Kiprusoff said. "I don't want to think about it too much because then I'll lose the next game. I just try to do the same stuff every night, and tonight, it was enough."

Rookie Patrik Berglund, Brad Boyes and David Backes netted a goal apiece for St. Louis, which hasn't beaten the Flames since November 25, 2007.

Iginla notched both his goals in the first period, staking Calgary a 2-0 edge into the intermission. He opened the scoring at 4:14 by deflecting Sarich's shot past Blues goaltender Chris Mason.

The 31-year-old struck again with 2:22 left, scoring on a wrist shot from the right faceoff circle after Conroy won a battle for the puck along the boards and delivered a pass to Iginla.

"He (Iginla) had a great game. He had a leadership game and you expect that from your best players," Calgary coach Mike Keenan said. "He was engaged tonight, and it looked like that right from the start. Of course, it's good to know you're going to get that effort from a player more often than not - and more often than most."

The Blues were, once again, impressed by Iginla, who has 16 goals and 21 assists this season.

"He is one of the best guys in the league," said St. Louis defenseman Barret Jackman, who was on the ice for three of the four goals involving Iginla. "He's got a quick release, he's physical and he's their leader."

"I don't think we really were ready to play in the first period. They're a hard-working team and, if you don't match, they're going to walk all over you," Mason said. "They set the tone in the first, we battled back in the second, but made timely mistakes, and we just couldn't keep coming back all night."

Lombardi added to lead at 6:51 of the middle session, but Berglund scored 31 seconds later and Boyes netted a power-play goal with 9:29 left to cut the deficit to 3-2.

The Flames did not have to sweat for long as Iginla made a perfect cross-ice pass to set up Cammalleri's man-advantage goal with 7:51 remaining in the second.

"Jarome Iginla, who may be the best forward in the game, made a great play to Cammalleri," Blues coach Andy Murray said. "Chris (Mason) honored the shot, which you have to when it's Iginla, and it improved the angle for Cammalleri."

Iginla also set up a 2-on-1 rush for Lombardi, whose pass was touched home by Aucoin at the right post to make it 5-2 with 1:59 left in the period.

For Iginla, who entered pointless in consecutive games for the first time since the first two contests of the season, it was his 799th career point.

"I didn't know I was that close to 800," Iginla said. "But, I was thankful for the points. I needed to get going again. When I get involved, it helps our team"

Mason turned aside 25 shots for the Blues, who have lost four straight games.

"We can't get away from our system," Mason said. "We have to annoy teams and make it difficult to get opportunities. That's the only way we're going to win games."








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CALGARY 2 3 1 6
    ST LOUIS 0 2 1 3 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: CGY - JAROME IGINLA 15 (CORY SARICH, CRAIG CONROY) 4:14
    CGY - JAROME IGINLA 16 (CRAIG CONROY, MIKE CAMMALLERI) 17:38
    2ND PRD: CGY - MATTHEW LOMBARDI 3 (RENE BOURQUE, CORY SARICH) 6:51
    STL - PATRIK BERGLUND 10 (UNASSIS

    Dec 16 11:09 PM


  • NHL
    CALGARY 6
    ST LOUIS 3
    3RD PRD: CGY - DAYMOND LANGKOW 8 (JAMIE LUNDMARK, TODD BERTUZZI) 8:41

    Flames 6, Blues 3  3rd - 11:19Dec 16 10:46 PM


  • NHL
    CALGARY 5
    ST LOUIS 3
    3RD PRD: STL - DAVID BACKES 8 (KEITH TKACHUK, BRAD BOYES) 5:41

    Flames 5, Blues 3  3rd - 14:19Dec 16 10:42 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CALGARY 2 3 5
    ST LOUIS 0 2 2 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: CGY - JAROME IGINLA 15 (CORY SARICH, CRAIG CONROY) 4:14
    CGY - JAROME IGINLA 16 (CRAIG CONROY, MIKE CAMMALLERI) 17:38
    2ND PRD: CGY - MATTHEW LOMBARDI 3 (RENE BOURQUE, CORY SARICH) 6:51
    STL - PATRIK BERGLUN

    Dec 16 10:17 PM


  • NHL
    CALGARY 5
    ST LOUIS 2
    2ND PRD: CGY - ADRIAN AUCOIN 4 (MATTHEW LOMBARDI, JAROME IGINLA) 18:01

    Flames 5, Blues 2  2nd - 1:59Dec 16 10:13 PM


  • NHL
    CALGARY 4
    ST LOUIS 2
    2ND PRD: CGY - (PP) MIKE CAMMALLERI 11 (JAROME IGINLA, ADRIAN AUCOIN)
    12:09

    Flames 4, Blues 2  2nd - 7:51Dec 16 9:59 PM
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  • NHL
    CALGARY 3
    ST LOUIS 2
    2ND PRD: STL - (PP) BRAD BOYES 16 (ALEX STEEN, BARRET JACKMAN) 10:31

    Flames 3, Blues 2  2nd - 9:29Dec 16 9:54 PM


  • NHL
    CALGARY 3
    ST LOUIS 1
    2ND PRD: STL - PATRIK BERGLUND 10 (UNASSISTED) 7:22

    Flames 3, Blues 1  2nd - 12:38Dec 16 9:51 PM


  • NHL
    CALGARY 3
    ST LOUIS 0
    2ND PRD: CGY - MATTHEW LOMBARDI 3 (RENE BOURQUE, CORY SARICH) 6:51

    Flames 3, Blues 0  2nd - 13:09Dec 16 9:49 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CALGARY 2 2
    ST LOUIS 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: CGY - JAROME IGINLA 15 (CORY SARICH, CRAIG CONROY) 4:14
    CGY - JAROME IGINLA 16 (CRAIG CONROY, MIKE CAMMALLERI) 17:38
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CGY 15

    Dec 16 9:46 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CALGARY 2 2
    ST LOUIS 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: CGY - JAROME IGINLA 15 (CORY SARICH, CRAIG CONROY) 4:14
    CGY - JAROME IGINLA 16 (CRAIG CONROY) 17:38
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CGY 15 15
    STL 8

    Dec 16 9:18 PM


  • NHL
    CALGARY 2
    ST LOUIS 0
    1ST PRD: CGY - JAROME IGINLA 16 (CRAIG CONROY) 17:38

    Flames 2, Blues 0  1st - 2:22Dec 16 9:13 PM


  • NHL
    CALGARY 1
    ST LOUIS 0
    1ST PRD: CGY - JAROME IGINLA 15 (CORY SARICH, CRAIG CONROY) 4:14

    Flames 1, Blues 0  1st - 15:46Dec 16 8:46 PM
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