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Jamie Lundmark scored with just over five minutes left in the third period to give the Calgary Flames a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild.
Tony Amonte scored for the first time since January 14 to give the Flames a 1-0 lead early in the first period.
The game went back and forth between the two defensively strong teams and remained 1-0 until Minnesota’s Brian Rolston scored a short-handed goal at 8:31 of the 3rd period.
That goal woke up the Calgary Flames and their fans, who had been remarkably quiet for most of the game. Calgary seemed to remember that they aren’t in the playoffs yet, and still have to earn their top spot in the Northwest Division.
Lundmark‘s goal secured the 1000th win in Calgary Flames franchise history, as well as giving Miikka Kiprusoff a new record for wins with 40.
Calgary now heads to Vancouver for a game tomorrow night. They then return to Calgary for Tuesday and Thursday matchups with Anaheim and Colorado. The Flames will finish their season on the road in Anaheim and Los Angeles, which should have them fairly well rested for the playoffs.
CGY: Amonte (13) unassisted
MIN: Rolston (33) unassisted
CGY: Lundmark (9) A: Amonte, Lombardi