Edmonton
Oilers
41-28-13
Calgary
Flames
46-25-11

33 SOG
28 SOG
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EDM
CGY
game recap

Edmonton Oilers 0, Calgary Flames 3 FINAL

Monday, 06.18.2012 / 11:49 PM

Associated Press

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Edmonton Oilers 0, Calgary Flames 3 FINAL
Edmonton Oilers 0, Calgary Flames 3

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Miikka Kiprusoff finally showed flashes of the brilliance that helped lead the Calgary Flames to the 2004 Stanley Cup finals.

Kiprusoff stopped 33 shots for his eighth career shutout as the Flames beat the Edmonton Oilers 3-0 Saturday night.

``Last game against Dallas, I felt a bit better and today I felt really good,'' said Kiprusoff, who entered the night with a 4.54 goals against average - a sharp contrast to his NHL-record 1.69 in the last season.

Kiprusoff was at his best in the second period when Edmonton outshot Calgary 15-4, but was unable to cut into a 2-0 deficit.

``All night he just looked so solid in there making tough saves look so easy,'' the Flames' Jarome Iginla said. ``There were a few right on the crease where from the bench they looked like they were going in, but then he sticks out his leg and makes the save and those are huge boosts.''

Daymond Langkow and Iginla scored first-period goals, and Rhett Warrener added an empty-netter with 1:02 remaining in the game to help Calgary end a three-game losing streak.

Edmonton lost its third straight after opening the season with three wins.

``We can't expect to compete with the teams that are considered among the tops in our conference, the tops in our league, if we're going to come out with slow starts like we have been,'' Oilers center Michael Peca said.

The Flames began the day ranked last in the NHL on both the power play and penalty-killing, but a stark reversal in fortune on both fronts proved to be pivotal.

Mired in a 2-for-31 skid with the man-advantage, Calgary's power play converted its first chance of the game halfway through the first period when Langkow shovelled in a loose puck at 9:53.

The penalty-killing unit came through early in the second period, fighting off a 2-minute, two-man advantage. With Warrener and Jordan Leopold both in the penalty box for separate hooking penalties at 4:43, Edmonton applied tremendous pressure but couldn't score.

With a chance to put the game away, Calgary's power-play received its own 2-minute, two-man advantage late in the third period but couldn't beat Jussi Markkanen, who finished with 25 saves.

Leading 1-0, Iginla gave the Flames a two-goal lead at 15:32 of the first period when he stole the puck from defenseman Cory Cross, moved in alone and sent a shot through Markkanen's pads for his second goal of the season.

``A couple mistakes and we're down 2-0 early in the hockey game,'' Oilers defenseman Chris Pronger said. ``We've fallen into that in the last three games and we've lost the last three games. We need to come out a little smarter and make sure were away defensively and try to limit our mistakes as much as possible.''

Notes: The goals by Langkow and Iginla were Calgary's first opening-period goals of the season ... The Flames are now 6-1-1 in their last eight meetings with Edmonton. ... After being split up for one game, Calgary's top line of Tony Amonte, Iginla, and Langkow were reunited, and the trio played one of its best games of the year.

scoring summary
1st Period
09:53
CGY
PPG - Daymond Langkow (3) Wrist shot - ASST: Steve Reinprecht (3), Dion Phaneuf (2)
1 - 0 CGY
15:32
CGY
Jarome Iginla (2) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE
2 - 0 CGY
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
18:58
CGY
SHG - EN - Rhett Warrener (2) Slapshot - ASST: NONE
3 - 0 CGY
penalty summary
1st Period
08:54
EDM
Ales Hemsky  Hi-sticking against  Chuck Kobasew
19:56
CGY
Jason Wiemer  Slashing against  Chris Pronger
2nd Period
00:58
EDM
Raffi Torres  Interference on goalkeeper against  Miikka Kiprusoff
04:43
CGY
Rhett Warrener  Hooking against  Radek Dvorak
04:43
CGY
Jordan Leopold  Hooking against  Ethan Moreau
13:31
EDM
Marty Reasoner  Hooking against  Roman Hamrlik
13:38
CGY
Tony Amonte  Hi-sticking against  Steve Staios
15:53
EDM
Ethan Moreau  Hooking against  Tony Amonte
18:21
CGY
Rhett Warrener  Cross checking against  Fernando Pisani
3rd Period
00:57
EDM
Ethan Moreau  Boarding against  Jordan Leopold
05:21
CGY
Tony Amonte  Hooking against  Radek Dvorak
12:36
CGY
Shean Donovan  Holding against  Jarret Stoll
13:41
EDM
Fernando Pisani  Cross checking against  Tony Amonte
13:41
EDM
Brad Winchester  Hooking against  Rhett Warrener
18:30
CGY
Steve Reinprecht  Tripping against  Marc-Andre Bergeron
goalie stats
Jussi Markkanen
SA: 27TOI: 59:01
Saves: 25EV: 18 - 19
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 8
SV%: .926SH: 0 - 0
Miikka Kiprusoff
Miikka Kiprusoff
SA: 33TOI: 59:54
Saves: 33EV: 22 - 22
PIM: 0PP: 9 - 9
SV%: 1.000SH: 2 - 2