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by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -David Moss and Olli Jokinen each scored in the second period, and the Calgary Flames beat the Nashville Predators 3-1 Tuesday night for their fifth straight win.

Miikka Kiprusoff, the Finnish Olympian, stopped 27 shots as the Flames won their fourth straight game in Nashville. Calgary has won five of the past six games in this series with a 2-1 edge this season.

Daymond Langkow added an empty netter for his 11th goal.

Nashville's three-game winning streak was snapped. Patric Hornqvist scored a power-play goal in the third, but that was it off Kiprusoff.

Moss celebrated his 200th NHL game by scoring his seventh goal of the season, and it came at 9:32 of the second period after a scrum in front of the net with Nashville goaltender Dan Ellis on his back. Ellis stopped a shot from Dion Phaneuf near the blue line with a kick save but couldn't stop Jokinen from scoring off the rebound.

The Flames have allowed only five goals in this streak. Kiprusoff has given up only four goals in four of the victories.

Nashville came in having scored four goals in 14 of the past 24 games. The Predators got the man advantage midway through the third, and Kiprusoff stopped all three shots.

But Robyn Regehr was called for hooking at 12:42, and Nashville didn't waste this chance. Steve Sullivan passed from the boards to Hornqvist at the edge of the crease. He flipped the puck over Kiprusoff at 13:45. Kiprusoff held up under a flurry of shots until Langkow sealed the victory.

NOTES: Flames defenseman Cory Sarich returned for his first game since Nov. 23. He had missed 19 games with a foot injury. ... Nashville dropped to 15-2-1 when scoring on the power play. ... Jay Cutler, quarterback of the NFL's Chicago Bears who played at Vanderbilt in college, was at the game.

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