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Miikka Kiprusoff looks to lead the Calgary Flames to their seventh straight victory and stop the Edmonton Oilers from winning a season-high fourth in a row when the teams meet for the third time this season Tuesday.
The Flames (9-7-2) won just three times in their first 12 contests this season, but have rebounded to win six consecutive games behind Kiprusoff.
The 30-year-old goaltender has been in net for all six of those victories, posting a 1.00 goals-against average and registering two shutouts over that span. He fell just 41 seconds shy of his second consecutive shutout in Friday's 4-1 win over Detroit.
"It's a tough time to lose a shutout that late in the game, but it's two points and that's what counts," said Kiprusoff, who made 29 saves.
Kiprusoff, in his sixth NHL season, is 9-7-1 with a 2.19 GAA this year.
"He's a great goalie, and everybody knows it, and it's just impressive to watch him play," Flames left wing Kristian Huselius said. "He's outstanding every game."
Jarome Iginla has also been impressive of late. He had an assist Friday against the Red Wings and has three goals and seven assists in a seven-game point streak.
Iginla and Kiprusoff have both performed well against Edmonton (11-8-1) in their careers. Iginla has 17 goals and 43 points in 52 games versus the Oilers, while Kiprusoff has eight wins and a 1.84 GAA in 14 starts against them.
Edmonton enters this contest after beating Detroit 4-3 in a shootout Saturday for its season high-tying third straight win.
Raffi Torres assisted on Edmonton's second goal of the game, ended an 11-game scoring drought with a goal in the third period and scored in the seventh round of the shootout to lead the Oilers.
"I haven't been able to do that much to start the year," said Torres, who had a career-high 27 goals and 41 points in 2005-06. "It feels good to break out. Hopefully, I can keep things rolling from here."
Edmonton goaltender Dwayne Roloson earned his fourth straight victory on Saturday, and has a 1.72 GAA over that span.
"We've had lots of games over the past number of years where we've outplayed a team and couldn't beat the goalie and you walk away frustrated," Oilers coach Craig MacTavish said. "Well, the shoe was on the other foot tonight. They couldn't beat our goalie."
Roloson, though, has not had much success against Calgary. He has just six wins in 18 career starts versus the Flames, posting a 2.30 GAA in those meetings.
These teams have split their first two matchups this season, with each club winning at home. Calgary, however, is 7-2-2 in its last 11 visits to Edmonton.
|Apr 07 '07||EDM 3 at CGY 2|
|Mar 03 '07||CGY 4 at EDM 2|
|Jan 20 '07||CGY 4 at EDM 0|
|Jan 13 '07||EDM 1 at CGY 3|
|Dec 31 '06||EDM 2 at CGY 4|
|Nov 21 '06||CGY 1 at EDM 2|
|Oct 07 '06||EDM 1 at CGY 2|
|Oct 05 '06||CGY 1 at EDM 3|