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Calgary at Nashville

Iginla has three points as Flames outscore Predators

CBSSports.com wire reports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Calgary Flames and Nashville Predators are headed in opposite directions.

Kristian Huselius scored two goals, and Flames captain Jarome Iginla had a goal and an assist to help Calgary beat Nashville 7-4 on Saturday night.

The Flames have won their last two games after opening the season 0-2-1.

"It feels good as a team to put back-to-back wins together in two very tough places to play," Iginla said. "If you look at the standings, we are not happy with where we are at, but it is something to build on."

The Predators have dropped three straight after winning their first two games.

"Our decision making the last two games has been atrocious," Nashville coach Barry Trotz said. "We dig ourselves a hole, fight back, then someone makes a poor decision and it ends up in our net."

The teams traded first-period power-play goals. Daymond Langkow scored for the Flames, and Alexander Radulov answered for the Predators.

The first period gave way to a wild second period in which the teams combined for six goals, one of which was a short-handed goal from Calgary's Matthew Lombardi.

J.P. Dumont scored the final goal of the second period with just 16 seconds remaining.

Jason Arnott's slap shot from the left point was deflected by Martin Gelinas and then by Dumont past Calgary goalie Mikka Kiprusoff, sending the teams to their locker rooms with the score tied 4-4.

"It's tough that they tied it up at the end of the period like that," Kiprusoff said. "We treated it like it was a 0-0 game, and we had 20 minutes left to win it."

The Flames owned the third period, getting goals from Eric Godard, Iginla, and Huselius. Iginla's goal was the end of the night for Nashville goalie Chris Mason.

"Hockey is a game of momentum, and if you are not on top of your game each and every shift it can get away from you," Calgary coach Mike Keenan said. "We got some opportunities in the third and we capitalized on them, then we learned something about defending a lead."

Mason was pulled in Wednesday's loss at St. Louis as well.

"Turnovers are going to be there all year, but I have got to be there," Mason said. "It's my job to make some saves when we break down and keep us in the game."


  • Lombardi's short-handed goal was the second such goal allowed by the Predators this season. Nashville gave up two short-handed goals last season, fewest in the NHL.
  • The Flames' last previous win in Nashville was Dec. 17, 2002.
  • Predators defenseman Dan Hamhuis has at least a point in each of Nashville's five games this season.
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Calgary  (2-2-1) «1337
Nashville (2-3-0)0404
Three Stars
J. Iginla

Goals: 2
Assist(s): 1
K. Huselius

Goals: 2
Assist(s): 0
A. Aucoin

Goals: 0
Assist(s): 2

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Scoring Summary
12:25Power Play - Jarome Iginla (2), Slap Shot. Assist: Adrian Aucoin, Anders Eriksson
18:57Power Play - Alexander Radulov (1), Snap Shot. Assist: Dan Hamhuis, David Legwand
03:26Craig Conroy (1), Wrist Shot. Assist: Jarome Iginla, Adrian Aucoin
06:39Kristian Huselius (3), Wrist Shot, Unassisted.
09:48Radek Bonk (3), Wrist Shot. Assist: Jordin Tootoo, Vernon Fiddler
13:27Short - Matthew Lombardi (3), Backhand Shot. Assist: Rhett Warrener
17:07Jason Arnott (3), Wrist Shot. Assist: J.P. Dumont, Vernon Fiddler
19:44J.P. Dumont (3), Tip-In. Assist: Martin Gelinas, Jason Arnott
04:02Eric Godard (1), Tip-In. Assist: Stephane Yelle, Mark Smith
07:37Short - Jarome Iginla (3), Slap Shot. Assist: Daymond Langkow
16:16Kristian Huselius (4), Slap Shot. Assist: Daymond Langkow, Dion Phaneuf
Penalty Summary
02:30Phaneuf, 2 min, Boarding
10:44Gelinas, 2 min, Holding
13:05Arnott, 2 min, Holding
17:02Phaneuf, 2 min, Holding
10:11Lombardi, 2 min, Hooking
12:42Regehr, 2 min, Tripping
25.0Ortmeyer, 5 min, Fighting
25.0Aucoin, 5 min, Fighting
01:34Koistinen, 2 min, Interference
Miikka Kiprusoff59:32214
Dan Ellis12:2361
Chris Mason47:36176
Game Information
Attendance - 13152
Referees - Don Koharski, Kevin Pollock
Linesmen - Jean Morin, Dan Schachte
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