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Shutout in St. Louis

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames





2011-12 Game No. 21; Road Game No. 11
Flames Record: 8-12-1

HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT - ELLIOTT STONES GIORDANO
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CALGARYFLAMES.COM 3 STARS
1st STAR
DAVID BACKES

RIGHT WING - STL

GOALS: 1 | ASST: 1 | SHOTS: 1 | +/-: +2
TOI: 19:21 | PIM: 0

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2nd STAR
MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF

GOALIE - CGY

SHOTS AGAINST: 24 | SAVES: 22
SAVE PERCENTAGE: .916

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3rd STAR
ALEXANDER STEEN

CENTER - STL

GOALS: 0 | ASST: 1 | SHOTS: 4 | +/-: +2
TOI: 19:41 | PIM: 2

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ST. LOUIS, MO -- The Calgary Flames inability to generate offence handed the club their third straight loss as the St. Louis Blues defeated them by a score of 2-0.

Brian Elliott made 24 saves to earn his third shutout of the season.

The game featured the debut of forward Blake Comeau. The winger was claimed off of waivers on Friday morning and made to St. Louis in time to play.

The 25 year-old had three shots and three hits in 15:08 of ice time.

The Blues opened the scoring with a shorthanded goal at 10:39. David Backes was able to get behind TJ Brodie and notched his eighth of the season.

The goal came right after Lee Stempniak rang a shot off the post.

The Flames weren't able to gain any momentum in the second period despite drawing two penalties.

St. Louis outshot their visitors by a 13-4 margin and were able to hem the Flames in their own end for the majority of the period.

The Flames picked up the pace in the third period but Elliott denied them on all 11 shots they rifled at him.

Defenceman Mark Giordano nearly potted equalizer after T.J. Oshie was handed an interference penalty at 7:17 of the third period.

He took a hard shot from the side of the net and whacked away at the rebound. The puck landed underneath Elliott and nearly trickled over the line but the netminder threw himself to the ice to cover it up.

Alex Pietrangelo made it a 2-0 affair at 13:77. Alexander Steen sent the defenceman a pass from behind the net and Pietrangelo wired a shot past Kiprusoff in the slot.


PHOTO OF THE GAME
BY THE NUMBERS
STAT OF THE NIGHT
Two defenceman led their respective clubs in shots on net on Friday. Mark Giordano and Alex Pietrangelo managed five shots on the netminders.

FLAMES LEADERS
Icetime -- Bouwmeester (23:05)
Shots -- Giordano (5)
Hits -- Comeau, Iginla, Jackman (3)
Blocks -- Butler (4)
Takeaways -- Morrison, Glencross (1)
Faceoff Wins -- Jokinen (10 - 56%)
TWEET OF THE NIGHT:
@NHLFlames listening to the game in Manila! We got this boys!!!! #nothinglikeflameshockeyat9am


FLAMES LINEUP VS. DETROIT
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Alex Tanguay Mikael Backlund Jarome Iginla
Curtis Glencross Olli Jokinen Rene Bourque
Blake Comeau 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, Bouwmeester, Butler, Tanguay, Backlund, Iginla
POWERPLAY UNITS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Rene Bourque Olli Jokinen Lee Stempniak
Curtis Glencross Mikael Backlund Jarome Iginla
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
Mark Giordano TJ Brodie
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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