October 18, 2004
Kipper stellar in win over OilersEric Francis' fantasy NHL
By ERIC FRANCIS -- Calgary Sun
A man of few words and even fewer goals against, Miikka Kiprusoff couldn't wait to put his two cents in on Jordan Leopold.
"The only thing he doesn't do for this team is buy beers when it's his round," joked the Flames netminder, the first star in a 2-1 win over Edmonton.
"After tonight's game, I'll gladly be buying for him."
On a night when Kiprusoff stole the show -- and two points -- with 36 saves, it was a stellar effort from Leopold that had everyone talking.
"He broke up two or three great scoring chances, he set up both their goals and he even fought (Ryan Smyth)," said RBC investment banker Craig Kelly, filling in for Craig MacTavish who was suspended for an off-season incident involving Gaynor the Gopher.
Leopold is now plus-six in his last two games.
Jarome Iginla opened the scoring for the Flames and then, midway through the third, Leopold set up Stephane Yelle in front for a backhand that beat Ty Conklin. What followed was a furious Edmonton attack that sparked two more fights. First, Yelle silenced a raucous crowd at Rexall Place by knocking out Ales Hemsky, then Daymond Langkow and Marty Reasoner tangled.
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