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Penalty woes in Detroit

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames





2011-12 Game No. 20; Road Game No. 10
Flames Record: 8-11-1

HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT - MORRISON SCORES HIS 1ST OF THE YEAR
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CALGARYFLAMES.COM 3 STARS
1st STAR
TOMAS HOLSTROM

LEFT WING - DET

GOALS: 2 | ASST: 0 | SHOTS: 2 | +/-: 0
TOI: 9:08 | PIM: 0

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2nd STAR
TJ BRODIE

DEFENCE - CGY

GOALS: 0 | ASST: 1 | SHOTS: 1 | +/-: 0
TOI: 16:36 | PIM: 0

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3rd STAR
BRENDAN MORRISON

CENTER - CGY

GOALS: 1 | ASST: 0 | SHOTS: 3 | +/-: 0
TOI: 9:12 | PIM: 2

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DETROIT, MI -- The Detroit Red Wings power play prowess led them to a 5-3 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night.

Detroit managed three goals with the man advantage and were able to draw five penalties throughout the battle.

The Red Wings opened the scoring at 6:14 while on the power play. Niklas Lidstrom's point shot was deftly deflected by Tomas Holmstrom, earning the forward his second goal of the year.

Flames captain Jarome Iginla notched the equalizer early in the middle frame. His linemate Alex Tanguay dished him the puck while he was driving through the slot and the winger snapped a hard shot past Jimmy Howard.

Calgary kept pressing and Brendan Morrison, who played in his first game since being taken off of the injured reserve, scored his first of the season.

As he cruised into the Red Wings zone, he took a shot from just outside the faceoff zone that flew over Howard's glove, hit the post and bounced into the net.

The back-and-forth pace continued when former Flame Ian White tied the game at 7:38 of the second period. He skated deep into the Flames zone and threw a shot on net that slid through Kiprusoff's legs.

The clubs exchanged power play markers in the opening half of the third period with Holmstrom scoring his second of the night and Olli Jokinen potting his fifth of the season.

Howard commited to a shot from TJ Brodie but the rookie blueliner sent a quick pass to the side of the net where Jokinen was waiting. Howard had no time to get over to make the stop and the forward had an open net to send his shot into.

With just over eight minutes to play, the Flames ran into penalty trouble. Mark Giordano and Curtis Glencross were both handed minor infractions and the Red Wings were given a 1:17 five-on-three opportunity. Pavel Datsyuk scored quickly with Lidstrom and Henrik Zetterberg assisting.

Valtteri Filppula added the Red Wings fifth goal of the evening at 13:53, sealing the win for Detroit.


PHOTO OF THE GAME
BY THE NUMBERS
STAT OF THE NIGHT
Jay Bouwmeester isn't known for being an overly physical player but the blueliner led the Flames in hits on Wednesday night.


FLAMES LEADERS
Icetime -- Bouwmeester (25:02)
Shots -- Morrison (3)
Hits -- Bouwmeester (4)
Blocks -- Giordano (2)
Takeaways -- Glencross, Brodie, Bouwmeester (1)
Faceoff Wins -- Backlund (9 - 50%)
TWEET OF THE NIGHT:
@NHLFlames Kipper better be careful. He's going to get arrested in Detroit for robbery!


FLAMES LINEUP VS. DETROIT
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Alex Tanguay Mikael Backlund Jarome Iginla
Curtis Glencross Olli Jokinen Rene Bourque
Paul Byron Roman Horak Lee Stempniak
Tom Kostopoulos Brendan Morrison Tim Jackman
DEFENCE PAIRINGS
Left Defence Right Defence
Scott Hannan Mark Giordano
Jay Bouwmeester Chris Butler
Derek Smith TJ Brodie
Goaltenders: Miikka Kiprusoff, Henrik Karlsson
Starting Lineup: Kiprusoff, Giordano, Hannan, Glencross, Jokinen, Bourque
POWERPLAY UNITS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Tim Jackman Mikael Backlund Jarome Iginla
Roman Horak Olli Jokinen Rene Bourque
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
Mark Giordano Alex Tanguay
PENALTY KILL UNITS
FORWARD UNITS
Forward Forward
Alex Tanguay Curtis Glencross
Rene Bourque Lee Stempniak
DEFENCE PAIRINGS
Left Defence Right Defence
Scott Hannan Mark Giordano
Jay Bouwmeester Chris Butler
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