SUN Hockey Pool

Game Over

STEVE MACFARLANE -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 9:06 AM ET

SUN THREE STARS:

1. Chuck Kobasew, Flames -- Potted both the winning and insurance goals for Calgary.

2. Miikka Kiprusoff, Flames -- Faced more shots than the Flames would like to give up and turned all but one away.

3. Steve Reinprecht, Flames -- Notched a powerplay goal to give the Flames new life.

TURNING POINT:

The Flames killed Chuck Kobasew's double minor for high sticking in the second period and seemed rejuvenated. The fans grew louder during Shean Donovan's shorthanded attempt and Calgary soon took control of the play.

TURNING POINT:

Miikka Kiprusoff turned away Oilers winger Radek Dvorak on a shorthanded breakaway late in middle frame while Edmonton was nursing a one-point lead. Shortly thereafter, Steve Reinprecht potted a powerplay goal for the Flames to tie the game.

HARD HIT:

While backing into his defensive end, Bryan Marchment dropped an old-school hip check on Marty Reasoner during the opening period, slamming the speedy centre hard into the boards.

UNSUNG HERO:

Shean Donovan used his speed to create a few chances but also stole a few pucks to keep pressure on the Oilers.

FIGHT CARD:

None.

SCRATCHES:

CALGARY -- D Robyn Regehr (knee) and C Matthew Lombardi (ankle) are injured. Steve Montador was the lone healthy scratch.

EDMONTON -- Ryan Smyth (knee) and F Todd Harvey (ankle) are hurt. D Cory Cross and C Brad Winchester were healthy observers.

BURNING QUESTION:

Will the road be more kind to the Flames the second time?

WHAT IT MEANS:

The Flames (3-4-1) end their homestand on a high note and have a little momentum heading into tomorrow's tilt in Dallas.

NOTABLE:

Ryan Smyth skated with teammates yesterday morning for the first time since injuring his knee. Oilers coach Craig MacTavish said the top-line forward will return once he gets used to his new knee brace.

NEXT GAME: CALGARY FLAMES AT DALLAS STARS

TOMORROW AT 6 P.M., TV: NONE, RADIO: FAN 960


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