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Flames 3, Blackhawks 1

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames

CALGARY (AP) - Curtis Glencross scored the winner in the third period and Miikka Kiprusoff turned aside 22 shots to lead the Calgary Flames to a 3-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night.

Mikael Backlund also scored and Rene Bourque got an empty-netter for the Flames, who moved into a playoff spot in the Western Conference for the first time since Oct. 29.

After sitting outside the top eight in the West for exactly 100 days, the Flames move ahead of the idle Long Angeles Kings and into sole possession of the eighth spot.

Calgary is 7-0-1 in its last eight games and continues a four-game homestand Wednesday against the Ottawa Senators.

Patrick Kane scored for Chicago. The defending Stanley Cup champions have lost four of their last five and sit tenth in the West.

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