| |2011-12 Game No. 52; Home Game No. 24
Flames Record: 24-22-6
HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT - BEHIND ENEMY LINES
CALGARY, AB --
The Calgary Flames handed the Chicago Blackhawks their fifth straight loss, beating the boys from the Windy City 3-1 on Friday night.Jarome Iginla
potted his team-leading 19th goal of the season in the victory while Miikka Kiprusoff
played in his 527th game, a franchise record for most games played by a goaltender.Olli Jokinen
opened the scoring at 12:24 of the first period but he was only one who appeared to know his shot beat Crawford initially as the puck bounced back out of the net shortly after being shot in.
He skated back towards center ice with his arms raised, questioning the referee as to why the play hadn't been stopped. The play was reviewed and Jokinen was awarded his 13th goal of the season.
Their lead was short-lived as Brent Seabrook notched the equalizer late in the frame when he buried a Patrick Kane pass at the side of the net.
Michael Frolik decked Tom Kostopoulos
in the face with his stick and drew blood at 16:36 of the second period. The referee handed him a double-minor for the infraction and the Flames made the Blackhawks pay while on the power play.
Blueliner Jay Bouwmeester
parked himself in the high slot and was in perfect position to whack in a Blair Jones
rebound. Mikael Backlund
also assisted on Bouwmeester's fourth goal of the year.
Iginla have the Flames a two-goal cushion at 12:39 of the third period when he zoomed in on a breakaway, deked around Emery and deposited his 19th tally of the year. Alex Tanguay
and Chris Butler
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| ||STAT OF THE NIGHT |
Jarome Iginla led the Flames in shots on Friday with six but he also attempted four more. Two of his shots were blocked by the Blackhawks while two of them missed the net.
Icetime -- Giordano (25:16)
Shots -- Iginla (6)
Hits -- Sarich (3)
Blocks -- Butler (3)
Takeaways -- Jones (2)
Faceoff Wins -- Jokinen (14, 70%)
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