Calgary at Ottawa

Moss nets hat trick, Iginla adds two to lead Flames past Senators

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OTTAWA -- Fresh from scoring his 400th goal, Jarome Iginla got to witness new milestones by a pair of his Calgary Flames teammates.

David Moss got his first career hat trick and Warren Peters added his first NHL goal in Calgary's 6-3 victory against the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night.

Iginla got his 27th and 28th goals -- the 401st and 402nd of his career -- and Peters scored for his first career point as the Flames beat Alex Auld three times in the first period to build a 3-2 lead.

"We're very happy for them," said Iginla, who recorded his milestone goal Sunday in an 8-6 loss to Tampa Bay. "First of all, Warren Peters' goal, not only to see him get his first but to see him get such a big goal, it was a big emotional lift for our team when we'd been up and they had some momentum. I thought from there, we started to get a lot more energy."

Moss scored on one of Calgary's two shots in the second period and added his second goal of the game on a power play early in the third. He got his hat trick into an empty net with 16.3 seconds remaining as the Flames kicked off a season-high seven-game trip with their fifth consecutive road victory.

"To see him get his first hat trick was very exciting," Iginla said. "He's worked so hard and he's going to the net, he's a big part of our power play, which is improving, and it's good to see it pay off and nice to see him get his trick."

Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 22 shots for Calgary, which improved to 8-1-2 since a season-high four-game losing streak.

"It wasn't my best game, for sure," Kiprusoff said. "It was a tough start, but after that I was able to play a little bit better. The guys played a strong game and it was nice to take these two points."

Filip Kuba, Mike Fisher and Nick Foligno scored for Ottawa, which lost its third in a row (0-2-1).

Auld, who stopped 11 of 15 shots, fell ill and left after the second period. Brian Elliott made six saves in the third.

Senators center Jason Spezza got 17 minutes in penalties for instigating a fight with Dion Phaneuf 1:37 into the third after the Flames defenseman dropped Dany Heatley with an open-ice shoulder check.

"I hit him with one -- he told me I did -- and I just tried to hang on," said Spezza, much better known for his playmaking than his pugilism. "The quick reaction when you see your guy down is you want to help."

Phaneuf had little problem with Spezza's reaction.

"I felt it was a clean hit but obviously they took exception," Phaneuf said. "It's part of the game. Hits are still part of the game and fights are still part of the game, so you guys will make a big deal about it, but it's part of the game."

Heatley, who hadn't seen a replay of the hit, appreciated his teammate's intervention.

"I guess the issue is whether it will be an elbow or not, but obviously I didn't see him coming or otherwise I wouldn't have got hit. So I don't know if he hit me with the shoulder or the elbow," Heatley said. "Spezza's a good teammate and to jump in like that shows a lot of character,"

Moss, who made it 4-2 when he beat Auld for his 17th goal 4:57 into the middle period, scored his 18th goal against Elliott on the ensuing power play to increase Calgary's lead to 5-2.

Iginla's first-period goals put the Flames up 1-0 and 3-2. He opened the scoring 2:18 in and restored Calgary's one-goal lead with the fifth goal of the opening period.

Flames right wing David Van der Gulik also got his first career point when he set up Peters' goal that tied it at 2. Peters took Van der Gulik's pass to the left of the Senators' goal and spun around before putting a shot from a sharp angle past Auld, who somehow was beaten on the play despite hugging the left post.

Ottawa enjoyed a brief lead after Kuba tied it with his second goal of the season on a power play and Fisher got his 10th goal to make it 2-1.

Foligno scored his 11th goal with 5:02 remaining.

Notes

  • Kiprusoff improved to 5-0 in six career appearances against Ottawa, including a 6-3 victory in Calgary on Dec. 27.
  • Peters and Van der Gulik each appeared in their third game overall. Peters, who played one game earlier this season, played his second game since he was recalled from Quad City on Saturday. Van der Gulik played his third consecutive game since he was called up on Feb. 26.
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David Moss' second goal is just too easy. Later, he adds an empty-netter to complete his hat trick. (AP)
David Moss' second goal is just too easy. Later, he adds an empty-netter to complete his hat trick. (AP)

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Scoreboard
Calgary  (38-19-6) «3126
Ottawa (23-29-10)2013
Three Stars
D. Moss
CGY


Goals: 3
Assist(s): 0
J. Iginla
CGY


Goals: 2
Assist(s): 0
A. Aucoin
CGY


Goals: 0
Assist(s): 1
Scoring Summary
1ST PERIOD
02:18Jarome Iginla (27), Wrist Shot. Assist: Lombardi
05:28Power Play - Filip Kuba (2), Slap Shot. Assist: Heatley, Bell
09:45Mike Fisher (10), Slap Shot. Assist: Foligno, Phillips
12:26Warren Peters (1), Wrist Shot. Assist: Van der Gulik, Regehr
15:49Jarome Iginla (28), Slap Shot. Assist: Cammalleri
2ND PERIOD
04:57David Moss (17), Snap Shot. Assist: Conroy, Pardy
3RD PERIOD
02:04Power Play - David Moss (18), Snap Shot. Assist: Lundmark, Aucoin
14:58Power Play - Nick Foligno (11), Tip-In. Assist: Bell, Comrie
19:43David Moss (19), Empty Net. Assist: Glencross, Conroy
Penalty Summary
1ST PERIOD
04:49Lombardi, 2 min, Tripping
2ND PERIOD
13:05Regehr, 2 min, High-Sticking
14:08Heatley, 2 min, High-Sticking
16:56Ruutu, 2 min, Holding
3RD PERIOD
01:37Spezza, 5 min, Fighting
01:37Spezza, 10 min, Instigator
01:37Phaneuf, 5 min, Fighting
01:37Spezza, 2 min, Instigator
03:13Ruutu, 2 min, High-Sticking
06:21Pardy, 2 min, Holding
11:17Vandermeer, 2 min, Boarding
11:17Vandermeer, 2 min, Roughing
11:17Fisher, 2 min, Roughing
13:30Sarich, 2 min, Cross-Checking
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 123T
Calgary132823
Ottawa651425
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GoalieMINSSGA
Miikka Kiprusoff60:00223
Alex Auld40:00114
Brian Elliott18:1261
Power Play Conversions
Power Play
Calgary1-for-4
Ottawa2-for-5
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Referees - Mike Hasenfratz, Chris Lee
Linesmen - Pierre Champoux, Derek Nansen
 
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