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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.

Keenan’s Post Game comments

Scoring Summary

1st Period
CGY: Iginla A: Langkow, Huselius

2nd Period
CGY: Lombardi A: Iginla Tanguay
CGY: Huselius A: Langkow, Tanguay

3rd Period
NAS: Radulov A:Suter, Zidlicky
CGY: Nystrom A: Moss, Lombardi
CGY: Iginla A: Tanguay

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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