Calgary 3, Minnesota 1

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, January 7, 2012 10:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 21-15-2-4 11-6-1-2 10-9-1-2 L3
Calgary 19-19-3-2 11-5-1-1 8-14-2-1 W1

Recap

Captain Jarome Iginla became the 42nd player in NHL history to score 500 career goals as the Calgary Flames won their sixth straight home game with a 3-1 triumph over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday.

Moments after ripping a blast off the goal post, Iginla simply put a puck on net that was deflected off a Wild defenseman’s skate past a helpless Niklas Backstrom at 8:33 of the third period.

Iginla became the 15th player in NHL history to reach the milestone by scoring all 500 goals with one team. This season, he has 16 goals - including six in as many home games.

Rookie Lance Bouma netted his first career NHL goal and Miikka Kiprusoff made 26 saves to improve to 18-14-2 on the season. Kiprusoff is 8-0-1 in his last nine starts in Calgary. His bid for a shutout was snapped with 6:19 to play when Dany Heatley slid his 13th of the season past him on a delayed penalty man-advantage.

Curtis Glencross scored on the power play at 11:15 of the third period when he tipped in a pass from defenseman Jay Bouwmeester to put the Flames up 3-0. It was his team leading 17th of the season for Calgary, which ended a five-game winless streak (0-4-1).

Bouma broke a scoreless tie at 2:02 of the third period. Backstrom gave up a big rebound off a Lee Stempniak shot, which the rookie buried while fighting off a back-check.

Top Game Performances

Minnesota   Calgary
Dany Heatley 1 Points Curtis Glencross 2
Dany Heatley 1 Goals Curtis Glencross 1
Mikko Koivu 1 Assists Curtis Glencross 1
N/A Power Play Goals Curtis Glencross 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Niklas Backstrom .917 Save Percentage Miikka Kiprusoff .964
Niklas Backstrom 33 Saves Miikka Kiprusoff 27

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Minnesota 28 1 0-3 2-3 6 34
Calgary 36 3 1-3 3-3 6 29

Upcoming Games

  • Calgary will play their next game at home against New Jersey . The Flames have a W/L % of .368 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against San Jose . The Wild have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .333 after a loss.
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