NHL Game Summary - Toronto at Calgary
(Saturday, January 2nd)
Final Score: Calgary 3, Toronto 1
Calgary, AB (Sports Network) - Miikka Kiprusoff was solid with 24 saves, as Calgary nipped Toronto, 3-1, at Pengrowth Saddledome.
Curtis Glencross scored a pair of goals and Jarome Iginla also lit the lamp for the Flames, winners of four consecutive games.
"There are no easy nights, we knew Toronto would come in here and play hard," said Flames head coach Brent Sutter. "I thought we stood tall in the third."
Jason Blake provided the lone goal for the Maple Leafs, who lost for the fifth time in six. Jonas Gustavsson stopped 32-of-34 shots in defeat.
Blake's second-chance poke at a loose puck in the crease resulted in Toronto's tally just 3:36 into the contest.
Calgary didn't equalize until 9:25 remained in the second period, as Iginla pushed a puck out of the air and past a sprawled Gustavsson. The Flames went ahead on the power play 52 later on a Glencross snap shot from the left circle.
Kiprusoff's toughest stop in the final period came with 1:58 remaining, as he had to slide across the crease to trap Tomas Kaberle's quick wrister from the slot.
Toronto went with an extra skater in the final 1:02 of regulation, but Glencross put the clincher into an empty net with 51 seconds to play.
"We didn't win any battles for loose pucks," lamented Leafs head coach Ron Wilson. "The other teams working hard, and desperate, and you're not as desperate as they are, you're not going to be very effective."
The Flames won both meetings this season and have taken three of the last four matchups with the Leafs...Daymond Langkow assisted on all three Calgary scores while Iginla added two assists.
01/02 23:11:43 ET