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NHL Game Summary - Calgary at St. Louis

(Saturday, November 4th)

Final Score: Calgary 3, St. Louis 2

St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Jarome Iginla scored the game-winning goal late in the third period to lift the Calgary Flames to a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues.

Miikka Kiprusoff made 28 saves for the Flames, who snapped a four-game losing streak. Matthew Lombardi and Byron Ritchie also tallied goals for Calgary.

Bill Guerin and Keith Tkachuk scored for the Blues, who have lost four of their last five games. Manny Legace allowed three goals on 23 shots in the loss.

"We probably played 50 minutes tonight, and the 10 that we didn't play killed us in the end," said Guerin. "It's a very disappointing loss."

With the score tied and 4:27 left in the contest, the Flames used a power-play goal to take a 3-2 lead. From the left point, Robyn Regehr moved the puck to Iginla at the left-half wall. Iginla then glided to the slot and ripped a wrist shot past a screened Legace to put Calgary in front.

"At that point you're looking to try and get it through traffic, try to get a bounce, try to get not too cute at that point," said Iginla about his goal.

Shortly after Iginla scored, the Flames went right back to the power play and did not score, but took valuable time off the clock.

The Blues pulled Legace with a little over a minute left in the contest but could not net the equalizer as Calgary clamped down defensively. Kiprusoff finished with 17 saves in the final frame.

"When you look around our room, our players paid a price to win," said Calgary head coach Jim Playfair. "Our players found something deep down and they battled to give ourselves a chance to win and I think the players did a good job."

The Flames drew first blood, scoring six minutes into the contest. Alex Tanguay dished the puck to Lombardi in the slot and he sent a backhander past Legace to make it 1-0.

Calgary made it 2-0 at 11:19 of the first on a goal by Ritchie, his first of the season. Andrew Ference fired a slap shot from the point and from outside the crease, Ritchie tipped the puck into the net.

The Blues netted the next two goals to even the score.

St. Louis got on the board with 5:02 remaining in the opening period on Guerin's seventh of the season. Petr Cajanek made a pass to Guerin in the right circle and he unleashed a wrister that sailed past Kiprusoff to make it 2-1.

Just 1:54 into the second stanza, Tkachuk scored a power-play goal to tie the game at 2-2. The left winger pounced on a loose puck in the slot and quickly snapped a wrist shot into the top right corner of the net.

Game Notes

Iginla has eight goals on the season...St. Louis outshot Calgary 30-23...Before the game, the Flames assigned Dustin Boyd to Omaha of the American Hockey League...Both teams went 1-for-5 on the power play.

11/04 23:47:27 ET

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