NHL Game Summary - Nashville at Calgary|
(Tuesday, November 29th)
Final Score: Calgary 1, Nashville 0
Calgary, AB (Sports Network) - Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 26 shots for his first
shutout of the season to help the Calgary Flames to a 1-0 win over the
slumping Nashville Predators.
Derek Smith's first career goal accounted for all the offense in the game as
the Flames have won their past two.
"We made sure we were focused like we needed to be, when you play Nashville
you need to stay with your game and be patient," said Calgary head coach Brent
Pekka Rinne stopped 28 shots for the Predators, who have dropped five of six
and have been held to two goals or less in their past five games.
"This year's a new group and it's a new identity, but I think we're headed in
the right direction," said Nashville head coach Barry Trotz. "Sometimes I
forget that we're the youngest team in the league."
The only goal of the game came with 1:10 to play in the first as a slap-pass
from the top of the right circle by T.J. Brodie went to the low left side
where Smith redirected it in.
During a sequence in the second period, Roman Horak rang a shot off the
Nashville net and Kiprusoff preserved the lead moments later with a beautiful
sliding save on a David Legwand wrister about five minutes in.
Kiprusoff made 17 saves over the final two periods to notch his 41st shutout
of his career.
Calgary hosts Columbus on Thursday...Nashville plays at Vancouver on
Thursday...Calgary swept the four-game series last season, but Nashville won
in Calgary on Oct. 22.
11/30 01:30:48 ET