Calgary 4, Columbus 3

Thursday, February 7, 2013 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Calgary 3-3-0-2 1-3-0-1 2-0-0-1 W2
Columbus 3-6-1-1 2-3-1-1 1-3-0-0 L2


Flames 4, Blue Jackets 3 (OT): Alex Tanguay scored 1:07 into overtime, helping visiting Calgary win consecutive games for the first time this season.

Roman Cervenka scored his first NHL goal and Mikael Backlund and Lee Stempniak also had goals in the battle of teams with the fewest points in the Western Conference.

After the Flames surrendered the tying goal with nine minutes to play in regulation, Tanguay ended it in the extra session on Calgary’s first shot of the frame, with captain Jarome Iginla and T.J. Brodie drawing assists.

Vinny Prospal and Mark Letestu each had a goal and an assist and Matt Calvert scored for the Blue Jackets, who dropped to 1-3-1 in their past five outings.

Stempniak put the Flames ahead 3-2 at 8:33 of the third with his fourth goal of the season as the power play was expiring, but Prospal leveled the contest 2:27 later.

Cervenka opened the scoring at 4:19 of the first following a failed clearing attempt. Calvert responded 25 seconds later with a wrist shot before Letestu gave the Blue Jackets a 2-1 edge with the man advantage at 9:37. The lead lasted until Backlund evened things 2-2 at 13:06 of the second, hammering it home off a rebound in front of the net.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Flames G Leland Irving stopped 26 shots in his first start of the season in place of the injured Miikka Kiprusoff. The veteran netminder missed his first game since suffering a lower body injury against the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday. He remains day-to-day. … Jiri Hudler had a pair of assists for Calgary. … Both teams went 1 of 4 on the power play.

Top Game Performances

Calgary   Columbus
T.J. Brodie 2 Points Mark Letestu 2
Mikael Backlund 1 Goals Mark Letestu 1
T.J. Brodie 2 Assists Mark Letestu 1
Lee Stempniak 1 Power Play Goals Mark Letestu 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Leland Irving .897 Save Percentage Sergei Bobrovsky .867
Leland Irving 26 Saves Sergei Bobrovsky 26

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Calgary 30 4 1-4 3-4 8 31
Columbus 29 3 1-4 3-4 8 38

Upcoming Games

  • Columbus will play its next game at home against Edmonton. The Blue Jackets have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .286 after a loss.
  • Calgary will play its next game on the road against Vancouver. The Flames have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .400 after a loss.
Desktop View: Switch to Mobile View