NHL Game Summary - Los Angeles at Calgary
(Wednesday, December 21st)
Final Score: Los Angeles 5, Calgary 2
Calgary, AB (Sports Network) - Michael Cammalleri scored a pair of goals to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 5-2 comeback win over Calgary at the Saddledome.
Tom Kostopoulos added a goal and an assist for Los Angeles, which overcame a two-goal deficit to post its fourth victory in a row. Jeff Giuliano netted his first career goal and Pavol Demitra also scored in the win, while goaltender Mathieu Garon made 27 saves.
Daymond Langkow and Jarome Iginla each had a goal for the Flames, who have dropped their last two games after winning three straight. Rookie Dion Phaneuf assisted on both tallies, and Miikka Kiprusoff made 13 stops in net.
The Flames used a pair of first-period power-play goals to assume a 2-0 advantage.
Langkow capitalized on Calgary's early 5-on-3 advantage with a tally at the 3:45 mark to put Calgary up, 1-0.
Iginla then lit the lamp with 1:41 remaining in the opening frame to make it a two-goal Calgary lead. Phanuef fired a pass from the top of the face- off circle and Iginla one-timed home the rebound past Kiprusoff's glove.
Los Angeles, however, roared back with five unanswered goals to take over the game.
Cammalleri cut the Kings' deficit in half with an even strength tally early in the second period. Dustin Brown sent a cross-ice feed to Cammalleri, who finished the play with a wrist shot that found room stick side.
Cammalleri struck again at the 4:28 mark of the third period, redirecting Derek Armstrong's offering into the back of the net to even the game.
The Kings went out in front 27 seconds later on a goal from Giuliano. Kostopoulos corralled the puck behind the goal line and sent it out between the circles for the forward, who one-timed it home.
"He deserved it," said Cammalleri. "He played such a good game and did such a great job on the forecheck, you figured one would go in for him sooner or later."
Demitra finished a scrum in front of the net with his 18th goal of the season to make it a two-goal game with about seven minutes left, and Kostopoulos added an empty-netter in the waning moments to cap the scoring.
Kings' center Jeremy Roenick suffered a broken finger against Vancouver Monday and is expected to miss the next four-to-six weeks...Kings' defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky extended his point streak to seven games with an assist...The Kings are 10-7-1 as the visiting team this season...Calgary is 12-3-2 at the Saddledome this season.
12/22 00:25:05 ET