Calgary 1, Nashville 0

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 9:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Nashville 11-9-3-1 4-3-2-1 7-6-1-0 L1
Calgary 10-12-1-0 5-5-1-0 5-7-0-0 W2


Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 26 shots for his first shutout of the season and Derek Smith's first NHL goal was the game's only offense as the Calgary Flames blanked the visiting Nashville Predators 1-0 on Tuesday.

Kiprusoff outdueled Nashville's Pekka Rinne for his 41st career shutout, and third against the Predators. Calgary has now won two straight following a three-game losing skid, while Nashville has dropped five of six.

Smith struck with 1:10 left in the opening period, redirecting a T.J. Brodie pass inside the right post. It's the second straight game a Flames skater has recorded his first NHL goal; Brodie did so in Sunday's 5-2 win over Minnesota.

The teams played a scoreless second frame that was low on quality chances, with the clubs combining for just 13 shots on goal. The Predators had the best chance of the period, but Kiprusoff slid across his crease to deny Nashville forward David Legwand at the end of a 3-on-2 break.

Kiprusoff remained sharp in the third period, making a series of saves during a late Predators power play to protect the one-goal lead.

The Flames lost defenseman Mark Giordano to a lower-body injury in the second period. He did not return and is considered day-to-day.

Top Game Performances

Nashville   Calgary
N/A Points Derek Smith 1
N/A Goals Derek Smith 1
N/A Assists T.J. Brodie 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Pekka Rinne .966 Save Percentage Miikka Kiprusoff 1.000
Pekka Rinne 28 Saves Miikka Kiprusoff 26

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Nashville 26 0 0-3 2-2 4 32
Calgary 29 1 0-2 3-3 6 26

Upcoming Games

  • Calgary will play its next game at home against Columbus. The Flames have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .615 after a loss.
  • Nashville will play its next game on the road against Vancouver. The Predators have a W/L % of .417 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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