NHL Game Summary - Calgary at St. Louis|
(Tuesday, March 6th)
Final Score: Calgary 4, St. Louis 2
St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Craig Conroy posted two goals and an assist
against his old team and Wayne Primeau scored the game-winning goal with
Calgary shorthanded as the Flames rallied for a 4-2 victory over the St.
Jarome Iginla had three assists and Alex Tanguay registered a goal and an
assist for the Flames, who scored four unanswered goals to win their fifth in
Calgary netminder Miikka Kiprusoff recovered from a rough start and finished
with 17 saves.
Petr Cajanek and Radek Dvorak each scored and Curtis Sanford made 28 saves for
the Blues, who have dropped two straight and three of five.
"I didn't think tonight we competed as hard as we needed to," said Blues head
coach Andy Murray. "You're only as good as your next game and tonight we
weren't good enough."
St. Louis scored twice in the first period and maintained that lead until the
Flames finally got going with 46 seconds left in the second as Tanguay one-
timed a feed from Iginla past Sanford for a power play goal.
Then, just 36 seconds into the final period, Tanguay, from behind the St.
Louis net, set up Conroy with his ninth tally of the season to tie the game at
Five minutes later, Tanguay was whistled for interference, giving the Blues a
power play. Calgary, however, capitalized on an ill-advised cross-ice pass as
Primeau skated in all alone on Sanford and slipped a backhander around the
outstretched left pad of the Blues netminder to give the Flames their first
lead of the game with 13:26 left in the game.
Conroy then scored off a nice pass from Iginla with 3:20 left to give Calgary
a two-goal cushion and record the 150th goal of his career.
"I didn't even know," said Conroy. "Now I'll have to wait for [goal] 200 (to
get the puck). It might take me another ten years, but I'll wait for 200!"
The Flames outshot St. Louis 12-8 in the first period, but it was Cajanek
scoring just over three minutes into the game and Dvorak finding the back of
the net at the 9:36 mark to hand the Blues a 2-0 lead.
Calgary went 1-for-7 on the power play, while St. Louis squandered six chances
with the man-advantage...The Flames improved to 9-15-8 on the road this
year...Conroy played four-plus seasons in St. Louis, compiling 57 goals and 98
assists in 359 games before being traded to Calgary during the 2000-01 season.
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