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A Wild Win In Minnesota

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames





2011-12 Game No. 22; Road Game No. 12
Flames Record: 9-12-1

HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT - SCANDELLA GETS DANCED BY STEMPNIAK
FULL HIGHLIGHTS ›BRODIE'S 1ST NHL GOAL› GAME GALLERY ›THE FIVE TAKEAWAYS ›


CALGARYFLAMES.COM 3 STARS
1st STAR
TJ BRODIE

DEFENCE - CGY

GOALS: 1 | ASST: 0 | SHOTS: 3 | +/-: +2
TOI: 14:00 | PIM: 0

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2nd STAR
LEE STEMPNIAK

RIGHT WING - CGY

GOALS: 1 | ASST: 0 | SHOTS: 3 | +/-: +2
TOI: 16:11 | PIM: 2:00

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3rd STAR
JAROME IGINLA

RIGHT WING - CGY

GOALS: 1 | ASST: 0 | SHOTS: 4 | +/-: +3
TOI: 18:08 | PIM: 0

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ST. PAUL, MN -- Calgary Flames head coach Brent Sutter's line shuffling gave the squad the offence boost he was hoping it would on Sunday night as his club defeated the Minnesota Wild by a score of 5-2.

The Flames had 11 players contribute offensively and all four lines chipped in with points.

However, the game didn't start the way Calgary would have liked.

Blueliner Mark Giordano took a high-sticking minor just 28 seconds into the game and the Wild made the Flames pay for the infraction.

Cal Clutterbuck was left all alone at the side of the net and Mikko Koivu was able to dish him the puck. He deked around Miikka Kiprusoff and deposited his sixth goal of the season.

Dany Heatley also assisted on the opening goal.

The Flames answered back with two goals in quick succession.

Giordano was able to power around Pierre-Marc Bouchard and took a sharp angled shot from the red line. It somehow trickled underneath Backstrom.

Just 2:17 later, Lee Stempniak dashed around Marco Scandella and sent a shot top-shelf on the netminder.

Nick Johnson then tied it up for the home team when he was able to snap one past Kiprusoff. The netminder was screened by Scott Hannan's takedown of Darroll Powe, making it impossible to stop the puck.

The Flames ended the opening stanza ahead by a goal thanks to TJ Brodie's first NHL tally. The rookie whizzed by Johnson and beat Backstrom five hole. Matt Stajan and Tim Jackman earned the assists on the goal.

Calgary went ahead by two early in the third period when Harding played the puck right to Alex Tanguay. The winger sent the puck towards the net from the corner and Harding couldn't get back into position in time to stop the shot.

Jarome Iginla added the Flames fifth goal of the night when he was able to overpower Justin Falk in front of the net and bat in a pass from Curtis Glencross. Olli Jokinen also assisted on the goal.


PHOTO OF THE GAME
BY THE NUMBERS
STAT OF THE NIGHT
The Wild had several costly turnovers throughout the game while the Flames were able to keep them to a minimum. Minnesota recorded eight turnovers through 60:00 of play. Calgary had just three.

FLAMES LEADERS
Icetime -- Bouwmeester (24:55)
Shots -- Bouwmeester, Iginla (4)
Hits -- Kostopoulos, Smith (2)
Blocks -- Hannan (3)
Takeaways -- Kostopoulos (2)
Faceoff Wins -- Backlund (9 - 82%)
TWEET OF THE NIGHT:
@NHLFlames good work T.J. Brodie!! Way to light it up buddy!!


FLAMES LINEUP VS. DETROIT
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Curtis Glencross Olli Jokinen Jarome Iginla
Alex Tanguay Roman Horak Rene Bourque
Blake Comeau Mikael Backlund Lee Stempniak
Tom Kostopoulos Matt Stajan Tim Jackman
DEFENCE PAIRINGS
Left Defence Right Defence
Scott Hannan Mark Giordano
Jay Bouwmeester Chris Butler
Derek Smith TJ Brodie
Goaltenders: Miikka Kiprusoff, Henrik Karlsson
Starting Lineup: Kiprusoff, Giordano, Hannan, Glencross, Jokinen, Iginla
POWERPLAY UNITS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Rene Bourque Jarome Iginla Lee Stempniak
Alex Tanguay Olli Jokinen Blake Comeau
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
Mark Giordano TJ Brodie
PENALTY KILL UNITS
FORWARD UNITS
Forward Forward
Alex Tanguay Curtis Glencross
Blake Comeau Lee Stempniak
DEFENCE PAIRINGS
Left Defence Right Defence
Scott Hannan Mark Giordano
Jay Bouwmeester Chris Butler
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