Flames Blank Senators 1-0 in Ottawa


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The Flames have had a hard time scoring goals so far this season, but they only needed one goal tonight to beat the Ottawa Senators 1-0. Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 33 shots to register his first shutout of the season, and Jarome Iginla scored at 11:35 of the 3rd period to give the Flames the win.

Kiprusoff, the 2005-2006 Vezina Trophy winner, had a Flames franchise record of 10 shutouts last season. With the off-season to rest an injured hip, he’s in better shape this season than he was last year.

Calgary’s Dion Phaneuf also showed up to play tonight and threw several good hits throughout the game. Phaneuf’s most notable hit was on Denis Hamel at the Flames blueline. He nailed Hamel with a solid shoulder to the chest and sent him flying about 4 feet through the air and onto his back. A photo of the hit made NHL.com’s Frozen Moment for the night.

Flames captain Jarome Iginla commented about the hit, “What timing he has. He gets a lot of those hits, but that was still pretty impressive to see.”

The Flames continue their eastern roadtrip with a visit to Toronto on Saturday night.

Scoring Summary

1st Period
no scoring

2nd Period
no scoring

3rd Period
CGY – Iginla (2) A: Huselius, Lombardi

About Greg Hounslow (558 Posts)

Greg is the founder of Red Mile Blog has been following the Flames through good times and bad since they arrived in Calgary in the early 80s. He has written hundreds of articles on the Flames since 2005 and considers himself an expert on hockey inconsistency and frustration. He shoots right and usually plays defence, but has been known to jump up in the rush. He is a 2-time CAHL men's league champion and knows the sweet taste of beer from a Cup.

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