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Inside the Game: Flames Burn Rangers

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames


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The Flames got their fifth big win in the last six when they faced the New York Rangers on Sunday.

This was the first time Calgary has played at Madison Square Garden since January 2, 2006.

Jarome Iginla scored twice in a 4-3 win in that game, and after tonight, has eight goals and three assists against the Rangers.

First Period
It was a quiet, scoreless period except for a hooking penalty from Robyn Regehr 15 seconds in. Despite no goals, the Rangers dominated the Flames and recorded 11 shots on goal versus the Flames' seven. Brandon Dubinsky and Ryan Callahan had the two closest attempts of putting the Rangers on the board, but Kipper stopped them both.

Second Period
The Flames started to dominate their play both offencively and defencively. Adrian Aucoin almost scored the first goal of the game when he slapped a wrister and hit the post. But it was Jarome Iginla who put the Flames on the board with his 14th goal of the season with help by Mike Cammalleri and Dion Phaneuf.

Third Period
David Moss continues his scoring streak to 8 when he tipped in the puck in front of Henrik Lundqvist after pinging the post from a pass by Daymond Langkow near the left faceoff circle. Rene Bourque put the nail in the coffin and scored a short-handed goal on a penalty-kill in the last two minutes of the game.

THE BIG SAVE: : During the second, Miikka Kiprusoff denied a snapper by Scott Gomez on a 2-on-2 with Chris Drury.

THE ROSTER: Saskatoon native Warren Peters debuted in his first NHL game after being recalled from the Quad City Flames. Andre Roy returned to the lineup playing his seventh game so far with the Flames. Brandon Prust is out indefinitely from a broken jaw injury he suffered on Friday in St. Louis. Wayne Primeau was not on the bench either due to a nagging foot injury and is listed day-to-day. Both Jim Vandermeer and Rhett Warrener continue to be on the IR.

BY THE NUMBERS: Both Miikka Kiprusoff and Rangers’ Henrik Lundqvist started their 26th game this season—the most out of any goalie so far. Kipper made 31 saves and his 29th career shutout. Dion Phaneuf recorded a +2 rating. The Rangers outshot the Flames 31-20.
THREE STARS: 1. Miikka Kiprusoff | 2. Jarome Iginla | 3. David Moss
UP NEXT: The Flames continue their road trip to Montreal and face the Canadiens on Tuesday.
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