NHL Game Summary - Calgary at Ottawa
(Tuesday, March 3rd)
Final Score: Calgary 6, Ottawa 3
Ottawa, ON (Sports Network) - David Moss notched his first career hat trick and the Calgary Flames doubled up the Ottawa Senators, 6-3, at Scotiabank Place.
Jarome Iginla followed up a record-setting performance on Sunday against the Lightning in which he collected his career 400th goal and moved past Theo Fleury for first-place on the franchise's all-time scoring list, by posting two more scores. The All-Star right wing has racked up 12 points (6 goals, 6 assists) over his last four outings.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, Warren Peters scored the first goal of his career for the surging and Northwest-division leading Flames, who have just two losses in their last nine games and claimed victory for a fifth straight time on the road.
Miikka Kiprusoff bounced back with a win behind 22 saves after getting yanked in the 8-6 loss to Tampa Bay, having allowed five goals on 19 shots.
Nick Foligno posted a goal and an assist for Ottawa, which has suffered from a lack of consistency of late.
The on-again, off-again Senators dropped their sixth game in the last seven following a season-best five-game winning streak. A four-game losing streak preceded their new-found winning ways. Their record on this eight-game homestand now sits at 1-2-1.
Alex Auld got the start between the pipes but was pulled after allowing four goals on just 15 shots. Brian Elliot took over in the third and made six saves the rest of the way.
Calgary jumped in front early on an Iginla goal 2:18 into the contest but Ottawa responded with a well-executed power-play rush as Dany Heatley gained the blueline with a head of steam and found Filip Kuba streaking down the left wing for a score that snuck by Kiprusoff on the short side.
The Sens went ahead on Mike Fisher's tip-in of a Chris Phillips shot through traffic from the left point but the Flames got two more before the period ended to forge ahead, 3-2.
Peters' goal came at 12:26 and Mike Cammalleri set up Iginla in the slot for a quick shot that found the back of the net with 4:11 left.
A hard and low wrister from Moss at the right circle beat Auld, stick-side, 4:57 into the second for a 4-2 lead.
Moss got his second of the game on the power play just 2:04 into the third, the recipient of a favorable bounce off an Ottawa skate in front, making it a 5-2 game.
Foligno's power-play re-direction off a Brendan Bell shot in the slot got the Sens within two with just over five minutes left but Moss' empty-net score with 17 ticks to go completed the trifecta and sealed the win.
Calgary, which is 16-11-2 as the visitor for the season, is in the midst of its longest away winning streak since a six-game run from December 9-18, 2007... The Flames have also won five consecutive meetings with the Senators, including a 6-3 triumph at the Saddledome on December 27 behind Rene Bourque's first career hat trick. In its most recent visit to Ottawa, Calgary came through with a 1-0 decision on October 12, 2006...Heatley's assist extended his scoring streak to six straight games. The standout forward has four goals and three assists over that stretch...Calgary's Craig Conroy and Ottawa's Bell had two helpers apiece.
03/03 22:51:44 ET