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Flames Set 2 Records in Nashville

Posted 30 Nov 2009 — by admin
Category Nashville Predators, Road, Shutout, Win, record

The Calgary Flames set two team records tonight when they stomped on the Predators 5-0 in Nashville. The Flames put together a complete team effort to bowl over the previously hot Predators and finish the month of November in historic fashion.Flames Predators Hockey
Miikka Kiprusoff recorded his 2nd shutout in a row as the Flames completed their biggest November in franchise history by taking 22 of 28 points in the month. They also set a team record by getting points in 10 straight road games.

After a scoreless first period, David Moss scored the eventual game winner on a breakaway 1:32 into the 2nd period. About 3 minutes later, Nigel Dawes scored his 4th goal in 4 games on a nice feed from the corner by Jarome Iginla. Adam Pardy scored his first goal since opening night, Curtis Glencross added a short handed empty netter and Jarome Iginla sealed his status as “Captain Fantastic” by scoring his 13th goal (and 20th point) in the month of November.

The story told by the scoreboard sometimes doesn’t jive with what actually happens on the ice. However, tonight was not one of those nights. The Flames dominated the Predators all over the ice, and earned the 2 points. They took away space from the Preds and capitalized on 2 powerplay opporunities. They successfully killed off 3 penalties and were solid in front of Mikka Kiprusoff, helping him get his league-leading 3rd shutout of the season.

The Flames actually received some praise from their head coach, Brent Sutter. “We did a real good job of playing smart hockey,” he said. “Our puck management was very good. We were able to capitalize in the third period and get three goals. I would say it was a very good effort on everyone’s part.”

The Flames remain in 1st spot in the Northwest Division, two points ahead of Colorado. They also moved 2 points ahead of Chicago to take over sole possesion of 2nd place in the Western Conference. The Flames next game is on Thursday in Phoenix.

A Record Setting Night in Calgary

Posted 02 Mar 2009 — by admin
Category Iginla, Lecavalier, home, record

The Tampa Bay Lightning were in town tonight to play the Calgary Flames but instead of 2 points for a win, the thing that was on everyone’s mind was whether a team record would fall tonight and whether there would be any career milestones for goals scored. Jarome Iginla was on deck for both honours.
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Indeed there were not one, not two, but three milestones reached tonight. Most of the Calgary Flames fans concentrated on 2 of them, but don’t forget that there was a 3rd one that was celebrated in Tampa when Vincent Lecavalier scored his 2nd goal of the game.

Iginla tied the big record – the Flames all-time points leader – in the first period when he scored to make the game 1-1. With the goal, he notched his 830th point as a Calgary Flame and moved into a tie with Theoren Fleury for the all-time points lead. It was also his 399th career goal.

The record-breaking point came on Calgary’s next goal, when a Dion Phaneuf shot from the point was tipped by Craig Conroy into the net. Iginla was later credited with an assist, but it wasn’t immediately evident because Iginla’s pass to Phaneuf was tipped by Mark Recchi on the way. Since Recchi didn’t have control of the puck, Iginla was credited with an assist, but the credit didn’t come until later, so there was no celebration on this goal.

Calgary’s next goal – 5 minutes later on the Powerplay – was an obvious assist for Iginla. He controlled the puck along the boards, then passed down low to David Moss who found a wide-open Mike Cammalleri in front of the Tampa net. Cammalleri buried his 33rd goal of the season and the fans erupted while “831 points – Jarome Iginla” was displayed on the scoreboard.

The goal gave the Flames a 3-2 lead, and Iginla mouthed a humble “Thank You” to the crowd. There was no ceremony, no big hoopla… just another day at the office for one of the greatest players in the game. The Flames used this boost to score 1:17 later to take a 4-2 lead, and that was the start of a true 1980’s-style hockey game that featured 7 goals in the 2nd period. By the time the buzzer rang to end the 2nd period, Calgary found themselves down 5-4.

The one goal defecit was short lived, as a Jarome Iginla goal tied the game 14 seconds into the 3rd period. Jim Vandermeer put some offensive-zone pressure on the Lightning defense, who turned the puck over to him in their own end. He dropped a pass to Craig Conroy who fed Iginla for a one-timer in the slot. Iginla made no mistake for his 400th career goal and tied the game at 5-5. The most excited person seemed to be Peter Maher of the Fan 960 – who celebrated the goal with his trademark “Iginla’s 400th… Yeah Baby!!!”

The Lightning had their own plans for the night, though, and spoiled Iginla’s party with 3 more goals in the third period. The eventual game winner was scored by Vincent Lecavalier on the power play, after he took a high stick from Robyn Regehr. The goal was Lecavalier’s 300th career goal, and nobody took any notice in Calgary, except for the fact that it put the Lightning up 7-5.

At the end of the game, the Tampa Bay Lightning had successfully played the role of “spoiler” for the Flames, once again. They won 8-6 in a game that was eerily similar to the 9-6 Calgary win in Tampa last season. In addition to taking the 2 points for the win, The Lightning overshadowed Iginla’s milestone night.

But I guess it doesn’t really matter at the end of the day. The records have fallen, the milestones have been reached and now the Flames can head out on a season-high 7-game roadtrip and focus on what’s important – winning games down the stretch.

Flames Set Record while Winning in LA

Posted 18 Oct 2007 — by admin
Category Los Angeles Kings, Win, home, record

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The Calgary Flames won their first game at home while solidifying a place in the NHL record books tonight.

Daymond Langkow’s 2nd goal of the night at 16:02 of the second period broke an NHL record that has stood since the Ottawa Senators had 2-goal scorers in their first 6 games of the 1917-18 and 1920-21 seasons. The Flames have now had a player score 2 goals in each of their first 7 games this season.

The Flames also solved their 2nd period scoring problems by scoring 3 unanswered goals in the 2nd frame. Langkow scored 2 goals and Craig Conroy added another in the 2nd period.

With his 2 goals, Langkow is now tied with Ottawa’s Danny Heatley for the lead in NHL scoring. Both players have 7 goals on the season.

Scoring Summary

1st Period
LAK: Cammalleri A: Kopitar, Visnovsky
LAK: Brown A: Kopitar
CGY: Huselius A: Tanguay, Langkow

2nd Period
CGY: Langkow A: Reghr, Moss
CGY: Conroy A: Iginla, Regehr
CGY: Langkow A: Huselius, Iginla

3rd Period
LAK: Kopitar A: Frolov, Visnovsky