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Calgary Flames 3, Detroit Red Wings 6 FINAL

Tuesday, 08.16.2011 / 5:49 AM
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Calgary Flames 3, Detroit Red Wings 6 FINAL
Calgary Flames 3, Detroit Red Wings 6

DETROIT (AP)- The Detroit Red Wings used a fast start and a potent power play to perfection on Sunday to beat the Calgary Flames.

Henrik Zetterberg had a goal and three assists and Detroit scored five power-play goals in a 6-3 victory.

Nicklas Lidstrom, Brendan Shanahan, Mikael Samuelsson, and Robert Lang each had a goal and an assist for the Red Wings. Pavel Datsyuk added a goal and Jason Williams collected two assists.

Roman Hamrlik had a goal and an assist for the Flames and Rhett Warrener and Chuck Kobasew got the team's other two tallies.

``We got off to a real good start,'' Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said. ``Obviously the power play was real good.''

Detroit dominated the first period with three power-play goals as it outshot Calgary 22-4.

Lidstrom opened the scoring on a one-time slap shot from the right point at 4:31. Shanahan made it 2-0 when he tipped in Lidstrom's shot at eight minutes and Samuelsson tipped in Jiri Fischer's blast from the point with 3:32 left to complete the scoring for the period.

``We weren't as ready as we should be,'' said Flames captain Jarome Iginla. ``If we take 'em, we've got to kill penalties. They had pretty much the whole first period in power plays and they earned that.''

The Red Wings were 3-for-7 with the man-advantage in the period. Detroit finished the game 5-for-9 on the power-play.

Warrener got Calgary on the scoreboard 6:12 into the second period, when his shot from the point was accidentally tipped in by Detroit's Kris Draper.

Zetterberg added another power-play goal with 7:28 remaining in the second period when he scored from the inside edge of the left circle to make it 4-1.

Hamrlik then pulled the Flames to within two again with a slap shot from the top of the left circle with 5:06 left in the second.

Lang made it 5-2 with a one-timer from the slot with 36.9 seconds remaining in the second period.

Calgary goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff was replaced by Philippe Sauve to begin the third period after stopping 31 of 36 shots.

Datsyuk added a power-play goal 8:05 into the third period.

Kobasew got his goal with 3:11 remaining.

Red Wings' goalie Manny Legace made 21 saves.

Flames' right wing Darren McCarty played his first game against Detroit since the team bought him out and he signed a two-year free-agent contract with Calgary. McCarty played 11 seasons with the Red Wings, helping them win three Stanley Cups.

``It went quick, it was like a wedding day,'' McCarty said of his return to Joe Louis Arena. ``It just blew by.''

He even leveled former linemate Kirk Maltby with a check 6:39 into the first period.

``I'm not mad at him or anything,'' Maltby said. ``He's an aggressive player and he plays hard. That's what I would expect.''

Notes: Linesman Thor Nelson was hit in the face with a puck off the stick of Steve Reinprecht 3:29 into the game and was helped off the ice. He later returned. ... Lidstrom passed Ted Lindsay to move into sixth on all-time Red Wings' scoring list with 729 points.

scoring summary
1st Period
04:31
DET
PPG - Nicklas Lidstrom (1) Slapshot - ASST: Jason Williams (4), Mikael Samuelsson (1)
1 - 0 DET
08:00
DET
PPG - Brendan Shanahan (2) Tip-in - ASST: Nicklas Lidstrom (2), Henrik Zetterberg (3)
2 - 0 DET
16:28
DET
PPG - Mikael Samuelsson (3) Tip-in - ASST: Jiri Fischer (1), Robert Lang (2)
3 - 0 DET
2nd Period
06:12
CGY
Rhett Warrener (1) Slapshot - ASST: Marcus Nilson (2)
3 - 1 DET
12:32
DET
PPG - Henrik Zetterberg (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Brendan Shanahan (2), Mathieu Schneider (2)
4 - 1 DET
14:54
CGY
Roman Hamrlik (1) Slapshot - ASST: Matthew Lombardi (1)
4 - 2 DET
19:23
DET
Robert Lang (3) Wrist shot - ASST: Henrik Zetterberg (4), Tomas Holmstrom (4)
5 - 2 DET
3rd Period
08:55
DET
PPG - Pavel Datsyuk (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Henrik Zetterberg (5), Jason Williams (5)
6 - 2 DET
16:49
CGY
Chuck Kobasew (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Steve Reinprecht (1), Roman Hamrlik (2)
6 - 3 DET
penalty summary
1st Period
02:55
CGY
Jordan Leopold  Tripping against  Tomas Holmstrom
04:51
CGY
Tony Amonte  Hi-sticking against  Mathieu Schneider
04:51
CGY
Tony Amonte  Hi-sticking against  Mathieu Schneider
10:17
CGY
Roman Hamrlik  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
13:40
CGY
Steve Reinprecht  Too many men/ice - bench
15:41
CGY
Dion Phaneuf  Hi-sticking against  Brendan Shanahan
15:41
CGY
Dion Phaneuf  Hi-sticking against  Brendan Shanahan
2nd Period
04:10
DET
Andreas Lilja  Holding against  Jarome Iginla
08:44
DET
Robert Lang  Slashing against  Stephane Yelle
10:52
CGY
Roman Hamrlik  Hooking against  Pavel Datsyuk
15:35
DET
Tomas Holmstrom  Interference against  Stephane Yelle
19:31
DET
Andreas Lilja  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
3rd Period
07:31
CGY
Steve Montador  Boarding against  Tomas Holmstrom
goalie stats
Philippe Sauve
SA: 4TOI: 20:00
Saves: 3EV: 3 - 3
PIM: 0PP: 0 - 1
SV%: .750SH: 0 - 0
Miikka Kiprusoff
SA: 36TOI: 40:00
Saves: 31EV: 17 - 18
PIM: 0PP: 12 - 16
SV%: .861SH: 2 - 2
Manny Legace
SA: 24TOI: 60:00
Saves: 21EV: 14 - 17
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 5
SV%: .875SH: 2 - 2