NHL Game Summary - Calgary at Anaheim
(Wednesday, October 26th)
Final Score: Anaheim 4, Calgary 1
Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped 25-of-26 shots for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, who defeated the Calgary Flames 4-1 at Arrowhead Pond.
Teemu Selanne and Joffrey Lupul each had a goal and an assist for the Ducks, who have won two of three. Keith Carney and Andy McDonald also lit the lamp for Anaheim.
Jarome Iginla had the lone goal for Calgary, which has dropped two of its last three. Tony Amonte and Daymond Langkow had the assists, and goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff allowed four goals on 31 shots.
Lupul staked the Ducks to a 1-0 lead with a power-play goal in the waning moments of the first period, unleashing a wrist shot from the right slot that beat Kiprusoff low and left.
McDonald made it a two-goal lead at the 15:15 mark of the second period on a putback tally. Kiprusoff made the initial save on a Joe DiPenta shot, but McDonald gathered the rebound, worked to the side of the net and let go a backhand, which was deflected by a defender's stick and into the net.
The Flames would cut the lead in half on an Iginla power-play goal early in the third period. Amonte had the puck behind the net and fed a pass into the slot to Iginla, who worked from right to left before beating Giguere high and right.
Calgary had several chances to tie it in the third but Giguere denied each advance. The Ducks then drew a penalty with a little over three minutes to play, and Carney cashed in with a rebound putback.
"I felt pretty good out there," said Giguere, who had missed the previous two games with a groin injury. "I was off a week, but it felt fine."
Selanne scored his sixth goal of the season from the left circle with 4.3 seconds remaining to round out the scoring.
Calgary is 1-8-3 in its last 12 games at Anaheim...The Flames are 2-5-0 on the road this season...This was the first game of a four-game homestand for Anaheim...This was just the Ducks second win in last six games...Calgary was 1-for-7 on the power play. The Ducks have now allowed at least one power play goal in each of their 10 games this season.
10/27 01:26:57 ET