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Flames look to solidify eighth playoff spot in West

Mar 25, 2007 - 1:19 PM Calgary (39-25-10) at Chicago (27-38-9) 3:00 pm EDT

CHICAGO (Ticker) -- The Calgary Flames have an opportunity to further cement a playoff playoff spot against a club that is already looking toward next season.

Calgary looks to tighten its grip on the eighth and final playoff berth in the Western Conference when it visits the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday.

The Flames have a league-low nine road victories and open a four-game road trip that includes two straight contests in Minnesota (45-24-7) and concludes with a matchup against Vancouver (45-23-6).

Calgary has a five-point lead over Colorado (38-29-7) for the final spot in the West and won its second straight game, a 3-2 victory over Nashville (47-21-7), on Thursday.

Defenseman Rhett Warriner scored in overtime while Alex Tanguay had a goal and an assist which extended his points streak to five games.

Reigning Vezina Trophy winner Miikka Kiprusoff is 5-2-2 with a tie and a 2.34 goals-against average in 10 career games against the Blackhawks and is 1-0-2 with a 2.34 goals-against average in three starts against them this season.

The Blackhawks, who will miss the playoff for the eighth time in nine seasons, have lost four straight thanks to a 2-1 defeat at Los Angeles on Friday. Patrick Sharp scored in his third straight game for Chicago, which has scored just six goals in its losing streak.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CALGARY 1 0 2 3
    CHICAGO 2 0 0 2 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: CGY - KRISTIAN HUSELIUS 32 (JAROME IGINLA, CRAIG CONROY)
    2:01
    CHI - RADIM VRBATA 12 (MARTIN LAPOINTE) 5:55
    CHI - DENIS ARKHIPOV 10 (BRENT SEABROOK, DUNCAN KEITH) 14:01
    2ND PRD: NONE
    3RD PRD: CGY - STEPHANE YELLE 9 (D

    Mar 25 5:25 PM


  • NHL
    CALGARY 3
    CHICAGO 2
    3RD PRD: CGY - ROMAN HAMRLIK 6 (WAYNE PRIMEAU) 13:49

    Flames vs. BlackhawksMar 25 5:15 PM


  • NHL
    CALGARY 2
    CHICAGO 2
    3RD PRD: CGY - STEPHANE YELLE 9 (DION PHANEUF, ROMAN HAMRLIK) 0:48

    Flames vs. BlackhawksMar 25 4:55 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CALGARY 1 0 1
    CHICAGO 2 0 2 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: CGY - KRISTIAN HUSELIUS 32 (JAROME IGINLA, CRAIG CONROY)
    2:01
    CHI - RADIM VRBATA 12 (MARTIN LAPOINTE) 5:55
    CHI - DENIS ARKHIPOV 10 (BRENT SEABROOK, DUNCAN KEITH) 14:01
    2ND PRD: NONE
    SHOTS ON GOAL:

    Mar 25 4:34 PM


  • NHL
    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    CALGARY 1 1
    CHICAGO 2 2 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: CGY - KRISTIAN HUSELIUS 32 (JAROME IGINLA, CRAIG CONROY)
    2:01
    CHI - RADIM VRBATA 12 (MARTIN LAPOINTE) 5:55
    CHI - DENIS ARKHIPOV 10 (BRENT SEABROOK, DUNCAN KEITH) 14:01
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD

    Mar 25 3:42 PM


  • NHL
    CALGARY 1
    CHICAGO 2
    1ST PRD: CHI - DENIS ARKHIPOV 10 (BRENT SEABROOK, DUNCAN KEITH) 14:01

    Flames vs. BlackhawksMar 25 3:34 PM


  • NHL
    CALGARY 1
    CHICAGO 1
    1ST PRD: CHI - RADIM VRBATA 12 (MARTIN LAPOINTE) 5:55

    Flames vs. BlackhawksMar 25 3:17 PM


  • NHL
    CALGARY 1
    CHICAGO 0
    1ST PRD: CGY - KRISTIAN HUSELIUS 32 (JAROME IGINLA, CRAIG CONROY) 2:01

    Flames vs. BlackhawksMar 25 3:12 PM