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The Five Takeaways: Flames vs. Oilers

by Torie Peterson / Calgary Flames

The five takeaways from the Flames 6-1 win over the Oilers on April 6.

Although the Flames put up a convincing win, victories by Chicago and Anaheim snuffed out their playoff hopes for the season.

TAKEAWAY ONE: Iggy! (Goal #40)

After notching point 1000 last week, Calgary Flames captain kept his hot streak going by scoring his 40th goal of the year.

The captain now has 40+ goals in four seasons.The 33 year-old credited his incredible ability to consistently produce to the new style of play in the NHL.

"The rule changes don't make it as hard on your body. It's not as grinding a game as it was, so it's easier. I think we all know more about how to take care of ourselves, the travel is easier, some teams have sleep coaches ... the body holds up better."

TAKEAWAY TWO: Iggy! (Goal #42)

The captain couldn't be stopped and just over three minutes after his first of the night, he added goal 42 of the campaign.

With the Flames on the power play, Iginla circled around the offensive zone. Alex Tanguay spotted him unattended hovering the faceoff circle.

The winger threw it across the ice and Iginla wired a howitzer of a one-timer past Nikolai Khabibulan.

TAKEAWAY THREE: Iggy! (Goal #43)

Iginla capped off his night with a hat trick. At 6:47 of the third period, the Oilers once again left him all alone in the offensive zone. Tanguay put a shot on net and when Iginla saw that Khabibulan gave up a juicy rebound, he zoomed in and backhanded it over the netminder.

As hats rained down on the ice, an "Iggy!" chant took over the Dome.

TAKEAWAY FOUR: Oi! (King Kipper)

Miikka Kiprusoff didn't have his busiest night in net but the goaltender stood tall when he needed to.

With the win, the Finn recorded his 262nd victory - tying a franchise record.

"It feels good tonight to see Kip tie the record for being the winningest goal in Flames franchise history," said Iginla.

TAKEAWAY FIVE: Oi! (Big night for Backlund)

Another player that had an outstanding night was Mikael Backlund. The youngster was once again on the top line with Iginla and Tanguay and didn't disappoint in that role.

He had a career-high three points, assisting on two of Iginla's goals.

"It feels good," he said afterwards. "Especially after a win."

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