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Iginla's four-point night leads Flames to 6-3 win over Blues

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ST. LOUIS - Jarome Iginla had two goals and two assists to match his career best for points and goalie Miikka Kiprusoff beat the St. Louis Blues for the 11th straight time as the Calgary Flames ended a three-game losing streak with a 6-3 victory Tuesday night.

Iginla, who leads the Flames with 37 points, was held to one assist during the team's slide. But in 46 games against the Blues he has 56 points - 20 goals and 36 assists - a total that includes a goal and an assist in a 4-3 overtime victory at St. Louis on Dec. 5.

The latest outburst was Iginla's 13th four-point game and second this season, also coming on the one-year anniversary of another four-pointer against the Blues last season. He's one point shy of 800 for his career.

Kiprusoff, who made 28 saves, hasn't lost to the Blues since Jan. 30, 2006, in a 3-2 shootout. The run includes both meetings this season. He's 13-3-1 in his career against St. Louis.

Brad Boyes got his 16th goal and an assist for the Blues, who have lost four in a row while allowing 21 goals. Patrik Berglund and David Backes also scored for St. Louis, which has dropped nine of 10 to the Flames.

Iginla scored both goals in the first period, one while sprawled in the crease after being restrained by defenceman Mike Weaver. The puck glanced off Iginla's glove on Cory Sarich's wrist shot from the point, beating Chris Mason on the Flames' first shot.

Iginla made it 2-0 with a more typical play, a blistering wrist shot from the slot off a feed from Craig Conroy for his 16th goal at 17:38.

Matthew Lombardi made it 3-0 early in the third period with a shot that deflected off the right skate of Blues defenceman Carlo Colaiacovo. The Blues briefly made a game of it when Berglund intercepted Adrian Aucoin's clearing attempt up the middle and Boyes flipped one past Kiprusoff with two seconds to go on a power play at 10:31 of the second.

The Flames regained control on Michael Cammalleri's one-timer off a cross-ice feed from Iginla on a power play, and Aucoin's deflection on a 2-on-1 break with Lombardi for a 5-2 lead after two periods.

Notes: The Flames are 10-1 when Iginla has more than one point. ... Calgary totalled six goals during the three-game skid. ... Boyes has six goals and six assists in the last 10 games, and a goal in both games against Calgary this season.

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