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46-30-6

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Lightning 8, Flames 6

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 5:16 AM

Associated Press

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Lightning 8, Flames 6
Tampa Bay Lightning 8, Calgary Flames 6

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -Vincent Lecavalier, Martin St. Louis and the Tampa Bay Lightning spoiled Calgary star Jarome Iginla's milestone night.

Lecavalier and St. Louis each had two goals and an assist, and Mark Recchi had five assists to help the Lightning beat the Flames 8-6 on Sunday night.

"That was right out of the 80s," St. Louis said. "A wide open game, a lot of goals, everybody got involved. It was a fun game to play."

Iginla had two goals and three assists to break the Flames' career scoring record. His second goal of the game, 14 seconds into the third period, was his 400th.

Iginla has 834 points in 922 career games, all with the Flames. He broke the franchise record of 830 set by Theo Fleury in 791 games. The two were teammates for three seasons before Fleury was traded to Colorado in the 1998-99 season.

Iginla's milestone 831st point came when Craig Conroy deflected in Dion Phaneuf's shot after Iginla had started the sequence by getting the puck back to Phaneuf.

"I was excited to get it at home. I wasn't too picky about it being a real nice one. It was cool to get it on Conroy's," Iginla said. "Unfortunately the night didn't go the way we wanted, we let it get away from us. Looking back on it down the road, it's still going to be a great night."

Recchi acknowledged Iginla's feat with a friendly tap on the shinpads.

"He's the face of the franchise. When you think of the Calgary Flames, you think of Jarome Iginla and it's great to see him get that opportunity and to do it at home is nice, too," Recchi said. "He's had a great career and he's an amazing player. To be the franchise leader, that's a great honor."

It was a milestone night for Recchi, too. He moved past Bryan Trottier into 14th on the NHL's career list with 1,426 points (535 goals, 891 assists).

Evgeny Artyukhin, Steven Stamkos, Ryan Malone and Vaclav Propsal also scored for Tampa Bay. The Lightning snapped a seven-game road losing streak.

"We have too much respect for our coaching staff. The guys in here have stuck together through this. Guys aren't going to quit," Recchi said. "It's been an interesting year, a frustrating year for all of us, but at the same time, you're not going to quit on each other."

Conroy, Mike Cammalleri, Jamie Lundmark and Todd Bertuzzi added goals for Calgary, set to open a seven-game trip on Tuesday night in Ottawa.

"It's a wakeup call for us," Conroy said. "If we try to run and gun, that's not the way we're going to win games."

Notes: Calgary rookie RW Brandon Prust (concussion) is back on the sidelines. After missing 31 games because of a broken jaw, Prust was reinjured Friday night in his fourth game back when he was elbowed by Minnesota's Derek Boogard. Boogard was suspended for five games. ... Warren Peters was recalled from Quad Cities of the American Hockey League to take Prust's spot. ... St. Louis and Lecavalier are the lone remaining members of the Lightning team that beat the Flames in the 2004 Stanley Cup final. The Flames have six players remaining.

scoring summary
1st Period
11:07
TBL
Evgeny Artyukhin (5) ASST: NONE
1 - 0 TBL
15:44
CGY
PPG - Jarome Iginla (25) ASST: David Moss (14), Mike Cammalleri (29)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
01:19
TBL
Martin St. Louis (21) ASST: Steven Stamkos (16), Mark Recchi (28)
2 - 1 TBL
08:07
CGY
Craig Conroy (7) ASST: Dion Phaneuf (28), Jarome Iginla (44)
2 - 2 Tie
13:02
CGY
PPG - Mike Cammalleri (33) ASST: David Moss (15), Jarome Iginla (45)
3 - 2 CGY
14:19
CGY
Jamie Lundmark (2) ASST: Cory Sarich (17), Matthew Lombardi (20)
4 - 2 CGY
14:57
TBL
Vincent Lecavalier (26) ASST: Cory Murphy (7), Josef Melichar (8)
4 - 3 CGY
16:14
TBL
Steven Stamkos (13) ASST: Mark Recchi (29), Martin St. Louis (40)
4 - 4 Tie
18:27
TBL
PPG - Vinny Prospal (16) ASST: Gary Roberts (3), Steve Eminger (21)
5 - 4 TBL
3rd Period
00:14
CGY
Jarome Iginla (26) ASST: Craig Conroy (29), Jim Vandermeer (3)
5 - 5 Tie
02:39
TBL
PPG - Ryan Malone (22) ASST: Mark Recchi (30), Vincent Lecavalier (31)
6 - 5 TBL
08:32
TBL
PPG - Vincent Lecavalier (27) ASST: Mark Recchi (31), Cory Murphy (8)
7 - 5 TBL
16:46
CGY
PPG - Todd Bertuzzi (15) ASST: Jarome Iginla (46), Mike Cammalleri (30)
7 - 6 TBL
19:28
TBL
EN - Martin St. Louis (22) ASST: Mark Recchi (32)
8 - 6 TBL
penalty summary
1st Period
14:36
TBL
Lukas Krajicek  Interference against  Eric Nystrom
17:34
CGY
Dion Phaneuf  Holding against  Mark Recchi
2nd Period
12:32
TBL
Steve Eminger  Tripping against  Jarome Iginla
16:58
CGY
Jamie Lundmark  Hooking against  David Koci
3rd Period
00:49
CGY
Robyn Regehr  Hooking against  Jeff Halpern
08:17
CGY
Robyn Regehr  Hi stick - double minor against  Vincent Lecavalier
08:17
CGY
Robyn Regehr  Fighting (maj) against  Ryan Malone
08:17
TBL
Ryan Malone  Fighting (maj) against  Robyn Regehr
15:00
TBL
Vincent Lecavalier  Slashing against  Jim Vandermeer
goalie stats
Mike McKenna
SA: 39TOI: 59:52
Saves: 33EV: 22 - 25
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 10
SV%: .846SH: 4 - 4
Curtis McElhinney
SA: 12TOI: 18:43
Saves: 10EV: 6 - 6
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 6
SV%: .833SH: 0 - 0
Miikka Kiprusoff
SA: 19TOI: 39:56
Saves: 14EV: 10 - 14
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 5
SV%: .737SH: 0 - 0