A day after signing a 3-year $35 million contract extension, Miikka Kiprusoff showed us why he’s worth that much.
Kipper made 39 saves including 2 important ones early in the game to backstop the Calgary Flames to a 5-1 victory over the visiting Nashville Predators. Kipprusoff also made a great save in the 2nd period on David Legwand. The Flames were on a 2-man advantage and Legwand deked Dion Phaneuf to get a break-away. Kipper blanked him from 10 feet Out.
The Flames kept their 2-0 lead, and minutes later, Kristian Huselius increased that lead to 3-0.
After Nashville’s Alexander Radulov scored in the 3rd period, Flames Rookie Eric Nystrom scored his first NHL goal to make it 4-1. He took a perfect feed from David Moss and deflected it past Nashville’s Chris Mason.
Calgary’s captain Jarome Iginla scored 2 goals including the game’s first goal 3:59 into the 1st period and its last goal with less than 1 minute remaining in the 3rd period . He added an assist, and is now 2 pts back of Detroit’s Henrik Zetterberg for the NHL’s points lead. In 12 games, Iginla has 8 goals and 11 assists for a total of 19 pts.
The Flames host Detroit on Thursday before beginning an 8-game Northwest Division “Home and Away” series that features 1 home game and 1 road game against each of their NW Division rivals.
CGY: Iginla A: Langkow, Huselius
CGY: Lombardi A: Iginla Tanguay
CGY: Huselius A: Langkow, Tanguay
NAS: Radulov A:Suter, Zidlicky
CGY: Nystrom A: Moss, Lombardi
CGY: Iginla A: Tanguay