NHL Game Summary - Calgary at Florida
(Friday, February 5th)
Final Score: Calgary 2, Florida 1
Sunrise, FL (Sports Network) - Mark Giordano's power-play goal late in the second period was the difference, as the Calgary Flames edged the Florida Panthers, 2-1.
Ales Kotalik also scored on the man advantage, while Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 12-of-13 shots for the Flames, who were coming off Wednesday's win over Carolina. Calgary hadn't won consecutive games since a five-game streak from December 28-January 5.
Dennis Seidenberg had the lone goal for Florida, whose offense continues to struggle. The Panthers have scored just 10 goals over their last nine games (4-4-1), never scoring more than twice in any of those contests.
Tomas Vokoun allowed both goals on 40 shots in the setback.
With the score knotted at a goal apiece late in the second period, the Flames went on the power play when Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov was called for hooking with just under five minutes to play.
Calgary took advantage, as Giordano's shot from the right point went over Vokoun's glove into the far upper corner with 2:42 to play.
Kiprusoff needed to make just two saves in the third period to preserve the victory.
Kotalik's goal with 10 seconds left in the first period put Calgary on the scoreboard, but Seidenberg netted a power-play score just 1:20 into the middle frame to even the score.
The Flames' Jarome Iginla played in his 1,000th career game, while teammate Daymond Langkow skated in his 999th...Calgary continues a three-game road trip Saturday against Tampa Bay...Florida plays Saturday at Atlanta.
02/05 22:25:47 ET