Calgary 3, Detroit 2

Thursday, December 22, 2011 9:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 21-12-1-0 13-2-1-0 8-10-0-0 L2
Calgary 16-15-2-2 10-5-1-1 6-10-1-1 W2


Curtis Glencross scored a pair of goals and Miikka Kiprusoff made 29 saves as the Calgary Flames held off the visiting Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Thursday.

Blake Comeau added his second goal and Olli Jokinen recorded his 18th assist for the Flames, who have won back-to-back games following a four-game slide.

Glencross tipped in Jokinen’s shot on the power play in the first period, and Calgary made it 2-0 early in the second when Comeau completed a 2-on-1 rush by tapping it into an open net.

Glencross’ second tally came on another odd-man rush at the 5:47 mark of the second, when he wristed a shot from the right faceoff circle off the far post for a 3-0 lead.

Glencross now has five goals in his last five games and 13 on the season.

Ty Conklin, getting a rare start in place of Jimmy Howard for Detroit, made 24 saves but fell to 1-4-0.

Jiri Hudler got the Red Wings on the board at 4:55 of the third before Ian White drew them within a goal with 4:12 left. Pavel Datsyuk won a faceoff and sent the puck back to White, who blasted a knuckling one-timer that got past Kiprusoff on his right side.

Top Game Performances

Detroit   Calgary
Jiri Hudler 1 Points Curtis Glencross 2
Jiri Hudler 1 Goals Curtis Glencross 2
Pavel Datsyuk 1 Assists Jay Bouwmeester 1
N/A Power Play Goals Curtis Glencross 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Ty Conklin .889 Save Percentage Miikka Kiprusoff .935
Ty Conklin 24 Saves Miikka Kiprusoff 29

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Detroit 31 2 0-2 2-3 6 28
Calgary 27 3 1-3 2-2 4 18

Upcoming Games

  • Calgary will play its next game on the road against Vancouver. The Flames have a W/L % of .312 after a win and .579 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play its next game on the road against Nashville. The Red Wings have a W/L % of .773 after a win and .333 after a loss.
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