Chicago at Calgary

Flames burn Blackhawks for five goals

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CALGARY, Alberta -- Curtis Glencross woke up the Calgary Flames' offense.

Glencross had two of Calgary's season-high five goals, and added an assist to lead the Calgary Flames to a 5-2 win over the visiting Chicago Blackhawks on Friday.

"We haven't been good at home lately and hopefully we can get more fan support behind us here," Glencross said. "They're sticking behind us, but hopefully tonight we can get them to believe in us a little more again.

"Every team goes through their times when pucks aren't going in for them and it's huge for the city and the fans to stick behind them. If you're kind of getting the gears from everyone, it makes it a little tougher and you hold onto your stick a little tighter."

The season-high five-goal output was a relief for the Flames after they managed just one goal in five of their previous eight.

Calgary improved to 5-0 when scoring four or more goals. Lee Stempniak, Rene Bourque and Paul Byron also scored for the Flames.

"When you play Calgary, it's about working hard and making it simple and we didn't do that tonight," Chicago coach Joel Quenneville said. "We always measure what we gave up and what we gave up tonight was our own doing -- five goals that were all preventable, the way we have to play or the way we want to play."

Defenseman T.J. Brodie, called up from the AHL on Nov. 9, got his first NHL point by assisting on Stempniak's goal.

It's been the big knock on us that we haven't scored goals this year," Stempniak said. "Goaltending has been good and the defense has been good. We're just not scoring enough goals to win games."

Viktor Stahlberg and Marian Hossa scored for the Blackhawks goals. Miikka Kiprusoff made 30 saves on 32 shots for the win.

Chicago's Corey Crawford stopped 21 of 26.

Calgary scored twice in a 17-second span at the start of the second period to take a 3-1 lead. The Blackhawks reduced the deficit with a power-play goal, but Glencross restored Calgary's two-goal cushion heading into the third.

The Blackhawks couldn't score on a two-man advantage with 2:45 remaining in the game.

Notes

  • Chicago D Brent Seabrook was scratched for a second straight game with a "lower-body injury" he sustained Sunday against Edmonton.
  • Calgary avenged a 4-1 loss Nov. 11 in Chicago.
  • Calgary's power-play continues to be a drag on the offence, going 2-for-42 at home.
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Curtis Glencross celebrates one of his goals with Olli Jokinen and fans behind the glass, too. (Getty Images)
Curtis Glencross celebrates one of his goals with Olli Jokinen and fans behind the glass, too. (Getty Images)

Scoreboard
Chicago (12-5-3)1102
Calgary  (8-9-1) «1315
Three Stars
C. Glencross
CGY


Goals: 2
Assist(s): 1
R. Bourque
CGY


Goals: 1
Assist(s): 0
L. Stempniak
CGY


Goals: 1
Assist(s): 0
Scoring Summary
1ST PERIOD
05:41 - Lee Stempniak (4), Snap Shot. Assist: Tanguay, Brodie
06:45 - Viktor Stalberg (5), Tip-In. Assist: Toews, Leddy
2ND PERIOD
40.0 - Rene Bourque (6), Snap Shot. Assist: Glencross, Hannan
57.0 - Paul Byron (2), Backhand Shot. Assist: Horak
05:03Power Play - Marian Hossa (9), Slap Shot. Assist: Keith, Toews
11:04 - Curtis Glencross (6), Wrist Shot. Assist: Bouwmeester, Jokinen
3RD PERIOD
06:46 - Curtis Glencross (7), Wrist Shot. Assist: Jokinen
Penalty Summary
1ST PERIOD
08:53Lepisto, 2 min, High-Sticking
09:23Tanguay, 2 min, Holding the Stick
2ND PERIOD
03:09Jokinen, 2 min, Roughing
03:09Stalberg, 2 min, Roughing
04:37Iginla, 2 min, High-Sticking
11:52Scott, 2 min, Roughing
11:52Kostopoulos, 2 min, Roughing
13:50Kruger, 2 min, Hooking
3RD PERIOD
16:26Glencross, 2 min, Delay of Game - Puck Over Glass
17:45Bourque, 2 min, Delay of Game - Puck Over Glass
Shots On Goal
 123T
CHI10111132
CGY118726
 
Other Games
Buf 1 Final
Car 0
Dal 0 Final
Colo 3