Clark sox it to Blues

ERIC FRANCIS -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 9:02 AM ET

All those ball caps to choose from on the Saddledome ice and Chris Clark elected to do interviews wearing the one with the big B on the front.

Less than 24 hours after his Boston Red Sox pulled off perhaps the greatest comeback in sports history, the Calgary Flames winger capped it off with his first career hat-trick and four-point night.

"I don't know what's the bigger miracle," laughed the self-deprecating forward, who has strong Boston ties. "At least the Sox pull that off every 90 years or so -- I hope I don't have to wait that long for my next one."

Powered by a second line that saw Stephane Yelle, Marcus Nilson and Clark rack up 12 points on the night, the Flames picked up their first home win with an old-school 8-7 triumph over St. Louis.

"Good thing we got that two-point conversion on our touchdown," laughed Yelle, who added two goals and five points in the shootout.

"Poor ol' Kipper can't believe what just happened -- he's not used to seeing seven pucks get by him in a month, let alone one night."

Outshooting the Blues 46-36, the Flames took a 3-1 lead into the first intermission after Daymond Langkow, Clark and Chris Simon lifted the crowd of 19,233 to its feet with three beauties. With the score at 6-1 late in the second, Blues coach Don Blair lit a fire under his club that prompted Keith Tkachuk to score his first of four goals on the night. Jarome Iginla, with a brace on his knee (courtesy of a Todd Bertuzzi slash) and newborn daughter on his mind, scored the game-winner short-handed in the third, burying his 10th shot of the night.


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