NHL Game Summary - NY Rangers at Calgary
(Wednesday, January 2nd)
Final Score: Calgary 4, NY Rangers 3
Calgary, AB (Sports Network) - Jarome Iginla scored twice and Kristian Huselius had a goal and three assists, leading Calgary past the New York Rangers, 4-3, at Pengrowth Saddledome.
Adrian Aucoin had the other goal while Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 29 shots for Calgary, which has won three in a row.
Michal Rozsival, Brendan Shanahan and Brandon Dubinsky all scored for the Rangers, who played in Calgary for the first time in over four years. Scott Gomez extended his point streak to 13 games with an assist, the longest active run in the NHL.
Henrik Lundqvist allowed four goals on 22 shots as New York had a three-game winning streak halted.
The Flames set the tone early, scoring 1:39 into the contest on an even- strength marker by Aucoin.
"They played a lot better in the first period than we did," Jaromir Jagr said.
Calgary upped the lead to 2-0 in the early stages of the middle stanza courtesy of a power-play goal by Iginla.
New York provided an answer with 3:25 left in the second. Gomez gained control at the left point off a feed from Jagr and took a quick shot that Rozsival redirected in front to cut the deficit in half.
Kiprusoff stood tall the rest of the period, however, and the Flames reclaimed a two-goal edge 6:51 into the third. Huselius provided the highlight of the night, spinning his way through the zone to shed his defenders and get a clean look on net. On the doorstep, he then slipped the disc to the right side of the cage, where Iginla polished off the easy one-timer.
The Rangers sliced the lead back to one in the latter stages of the third, as Dubinsky emerged from behind the goal line and flicked the disc past Kiprusoff.
Huselius, though, broke free down the left wing moments later and wristed a quick shot past Lundqvist for a 4-2 advantage.
"It feels good for sure. Just try to get better," Huselius said.
Shanahan scored with 16 seconds left to make the finish interesting, but Calgary was able to salvage the win.
Jagr has at least a point in eight straight games...New York started a three- game road trip and is 7-8-4 as the visiting team this year...Calgary wrapped up a three-game homestand, going 3-0...Calgary hadn't hosted the Rangers since November 14, 2002.
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