| |2011-12 Game No. 53; Home Game No. 29
Flames Record: 24-22-7
HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT - iGGY IGGY IGGY!
ANAHEIM, CA --
The Calgary Flames dropped their 14th straight game in Anaheim on Monday evening, falling 3-2 to the Ducks in a shootout.
The shootout went eight rounds with former Flame Niklas Hagman scoring the game winner.Jarome Iginla
recorded his 20th goal of the year in the loss. He has now scored 20+ goals in 13 consecutive seasons.
The Ducks struck first, beating Kiprusoff at 15:52 of the first period.
Bobby Ryan skated into the slot, got a handle on a hard pass from Lubomir Visnovsky and, with Corey Perry acting as a screen, sent a wrist shot into the back of the net.
Matt Beleskey made it a 2-0 affair 1:59 after the opening tally when he deflected Sheldon Brookbank's one-timer from the point. Teemu Selanne earned the secondary assist, giving him points in four consecutive games.
The Flames got themselves back into the game early in the second period.Scott Hannan
's shot was blocked but Blair Jones
scooped up the puck, carried it around the net and it put it out front where Alex Tanguay
Tanguay swatted the puck through Hiller, collecting his sixth goal of the season.
The Ducks lost defenceman Luca Sbisa in the third period when he leveled Tim Jackman
, hitting him in the head. The rugged forward fell to the ice and was attended to by the Flames medical staff and did not play after the taking the hit. Sbisa was ejected from the game for an illegal hit to the head.
Iginla notched the equalizer at 6:15 of the final frame during the power play from Sbisa's hit on Jackman. Olli Jokinen
spied the captain creeping through the neutral zone with a step on the Ducks defence and got him the puck. He went in and beat Hiller short side with a hard snap shot.
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| ||STAT OF THE NIGHT |
After missing a game last week as a result of a blocked shot, you'd think Lance Bouma would be a little skittish when it comes throwing himself into the line of fire. That isn't the case. The gritty winger made two huge blocks on the same shift in the first period. He also recorded five hits in the contest.
Icetime -- Giordano (27:31)
Shots -- Iginla, Jokinen (4)
Hits -- Sarich (6)
Blocks -- Giordano (7)
Takeaways -- Five players with one takeaway
Faceoff Wins -- Jokinen (8, 50%)
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Congrats to Iginla on his 13th consecutive 20 goal season!