NHL Game Summary - Anaheim at Calgary
(Saturday, February 13th)
Final Score: Calgary 3, Anaheim 1
Calgary, AB (Sports Network) - Jarome Iginla got the go-ahead goal in the second period and scored twice to lead Calgary in a 3-1 over Anaheim to snap a three-game slide heading into the Olympic break.
Eric Nystrom tallied as well, and Miikka Kiprusoff made 26 saves for the Flames, who will need to regroup with their time off, having gone 5-11-4 over the last 20 games.
"Our overall game throughout from a goaltender through was real strong here tonight," Flames coach Brent Sutter said. "Now we've just got to make sure we handle everything right when we get back, and we will."
Troy Bodie logged the lone score for Anaheim, which will finish off its pre- Olympic schedule Sunday in Edmonton. Jonas Hiller recorded 35 saves for the Ducks, who had won five of their last six games overall but will need to correct an unbalanced home-road split to find success in the second half.
The Ducks are riding a franchise-record 11-game home winning streak, but have dropped 11 of their last 16 away from the Honda Center -- all in regulation.
"They boxed us out and we accepted to much of it," Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. "We didn't do a good enough job creating chances. Tonight we just didn't seem to have the execution or desperation that was required."
Bodie got a screened shot through traffic that was only held up after a review to open the scoring at 12:25 of the first period. Nystrom, though, got a wrister past Hiller with 3:18 left in the frame.
But Iginla scored the next two, 2:42 into the second on a one-timer, and about 11 minutes later on a feed from Matt Stajan in close.
Kiprusoff did the rest, turning back all 10 Anaheim shots in the second, and denying the Ducks throughout the third to end with 11 stops.
The Flames had lost eight of their last 10 at home entering Saturday's contest and will play the final two games of a four-game homestand after the break...Anaheim had won its last four games versus the Flames, including a pair of meetings at the Honda Center this year. However, the Ducks have won just twice in their last 11 games at Calgary...The Ducks played without Ryan Getzlaf for the second consecutive game due to a sprained left ankle, putting his status for Team Canada at the Olympics in jeopardy.
02/14 01:49:24 ET