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NHL Game Summary - Montreal at Calgary



(Thursday, November 20th)

Final Score: Calgary 2, Montreal 1

Calgary, AB (Sports Network) - Martin Gelinas scored with 1:14 remaining in the game to lift the Calgary Flames to a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens at the Saddledome.

Steve Reinprecht also scored for Calgary, which won its second straight game on home ice. Miikka Kiprusoff, who came over to the Flames in a trade on Monday, made his first start in a Calgary uniform and posted 22 saves in the victory.

Craig Rivet tallied the lone goal for the Canadiens, who have lost two straight and are just 2-5-1-1 in their last nine contests.

With the score knotted at 1-1 late in the game, Gelinas corralled a rebound at the left circle and his slap shot, with the help of traffic in front, beat Jose Theodore for the game-winner.

Theodore allowed two goals on 32 shots in a losing effort for the visitors.

Rivet's first goal of the season gave Montreal a 1-0 lead on the power play at 15:02 of the opening period. He collected the disc after a strange bounce off the right boards and blasted a slap shot from the right circle.

Reinprecht brought the Flames back into the game just over four minutes later. Stationed on the right side of the crease, he finally poked home the puck after several Flames swatted at it and the contest was all tied up with just 53 seconds to play in the frame. Jarome Iginla and Dean McAmmond both assisted on Reinprecht's fourth of the season.

Montreal owned the second stanza, posting 11 shots on goal, but could not beat Kiprusoff. The Flames had the only power play of the period, when Montreal's Michael Ryder went to the bin for interference, but the game remained tied at one through 40 minutes of action.

Game Notes

Calgary played the second tilt of a six-game homestand and improved to 5-4-0 at the Saddledome this season...The Flames went 0-for-4 on the power play, while the Canadiens, who are 1-3-2 in their last six trips to Calgary, went 1- for-4...The Canadiens are now 3-5-0-1 on the road this season and will conclude their five-game road trip Saturday against the Edmonton Oilers in the Heritage Classic outdoor game at Commonwealth Stadium.

11/21 00:23:42 ET


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