CALGARY -- The Calgary Flames ended their two-game homestand on an ugly note, losing 7-1 to the Chicago Blackhawks.
Troy Brouwer opened the scoring early in the first period. The Hawks were on the power play when he batted an errant puck over a sprawled Miikka Kiprusoff.
The Flames got themselves on the board just 14 seconds into the second period when Olli Jokinen ripped a shot past Cristobal Huet while Calgary was on the power play. It was Jokinen's third goal of the season and his first in eight games.
Chicago took over the play from there. Kris Veersteeg gave the Hawks the lead against when he tipped in Brent Seabrook's shot from the point.
After that, Dustin Byfuglien and Andrew Ladd notched Chicago's third and fourth goals with great individual efforts.
Patrick Kane and Veersteeg gave the Hawks a five-goal lead late in the frame when they scored on a 5-on-3 and then again just 36 seconds later.
Curtis McElhinney took over the netminding duties in the third period. He allowed one goal in his 20 minutes of play. THE NUMBERS GAME
8 - Games Olli Jokinen went without scoring a goal. The drought ended just 14 seconds into the second period when he wired one past Huet.
2 - Straight games in which the Flames have been scored on first. They've scored first in 15 of their 20 games thus far.
1 - Number of times this season Kiprusoff has been pulled.
23:08 - Ice time for Mark Giordano. He topped all Flames in ice time. Workhorse Jay Bouwmeester ranked second in that category with 23:01.
13 - Goals for Hawks in two games against Calgary this campaign. They've scored six or more goals in both meetings.
2 - Blocked shots by Fredrik Sjostrom, leading all Flames in that department. Calgary only had nine blocks in the game. Chicago had 18.
60 - Per cent of faceoff wins for Dustin Boyd.
Rene Bourque was hit hard by Niklas Hjalmarsson in the second period and left the game with an undisclosed injury. His status won't be known until Friday ... Jarome Iginla
has five points in his last five games ... The Flames head out to sunny California for a two-game road swing that will see them take on the Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks.