Todd Bertuzzi scored a nifty 3rd period goal against his old team, but it wasn’t enough to keep the Flames win streak alive. Bertuzzi’s team leading 7th goal of the season brought the Calgary Flames within one goal of the Anaheim Ducks, but the Flames could not catch up to the Anaheim Ducks who held on for a 3-2 win.
Anaheim’s Ryan Getzlaf continued his point streak with one goal and one assist, giving him 12 points in his last 5 games. Teemu Selanne added an assist bringing his recent 5-game total to 7 goals and 3 assists. The eventual game winner was netted by Ryan Carter 2:08 into the 2nd period.
Calgary got on the scoreboard at 10:28 of the 2nd period when Curtis Glencross scored his 2nd goal of the season on Ducks goalie J.S. Giguere. The goal gave the Flames a bit of a boost, but Giguere played very well and was tough to beat.
Not to be outdone at the other end of the rink, Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff made 36 saves in the losing battle. If not for Kipper’s play tonight, the Ducks could have easily had 5 or more goals. He stopped 2 breakaway attempts as well as many good chances by Anaheim’s top line (Getzlaf, Selanne, and Corey Perry).
Dion Phaneuf lead all players with an amazing 34:37 of ice time tonight. Jarome Iginla was 2nd at 25:43 for the Flames who looked tired at times after playing against Los Angeles less than 24 hours earlier.
The Flames get 2 days of rest before hosting the Phoenix Coyotes in Calgary on Tuesday night.