NHL Game Summary - Chicago at Calgary
(Friday, January 30th)
Final Score: Chicago 5, Calgary 3
Calgary, AB (Sports Network) - Tuomo Ruutu scored twice to help rally Chicago to a 5-3 win over Calgary at the Saddledome.
Mark Bell added a goal and two assists, while Steve Passmore stopped 30 shots for the Blackhawks, who snapped a franchise record 19-game road losing streak (0-18-0-1) and a three-game losing streak overall.
"We got good efforts from everyone," Chicago coach Brian Sutter said. "It's easy for people to get discouraged when we play so hard and lose and things are so close."
Jarome Iginla finished with two goals and an assist for the Flames, who lost for the second straight game and for the third time in four. Toni Lydman also scored.
Scott Sullivan posted a goal and an assist and Tyler Arnason also scored for Chicago, which scored the final four goals to overcome a 3-1 deficit and won for the first time in 28 games (1-23-2-2) when trailing after two periods.
Ruutu tipped a wrist shot from Kyle Calder past Roman Turek with 3:20 left in the second period.
Turek, the Calgary goaltender, stopped 29 shots.
Arnason's 11th goal of the year, at 4:05 of the third period on the power play, forged a 3-3 tie. Then Sullivan put the team ahead 1:48 later, converting a rebound in front of the crease.
Bell scored with 9:39 left in the game on a wrist shot from below the left circle. Sullivan set up the goal with a cross-ice pass.
Ruutu's goal less than a minute into the game put the Blackhawks ahead 1-0.
Calgary then scored the next two goals to go ahead 2-1.
Iginla posted his 20th goal of the season at 7:00 of the first, redirecting a pass into the net from just below the right faceoff circle.
Lydman scored on the power play 9:19 later, beating Passmore on a wrist shot from between the circles.
Midway through the second period, Iginla scored on a low slap shot from the center point to put the Flames ahead 3-1.
"We had a two-goal lead and guys made glaring mistakes to give up goals," Calgary coach Darryl Sutter said "It's disappointing."
Calder finished with two assists for the Blackhawks, who snapped a six-game winless streak in Calgary (0-4-2)...Craig Conroy registered two assists for the Flames, who fell to 13-10-3-1 at home.
01/31 01:49:48 ET