SUN Hockey Pool

Game over

STEVE MACFARLANE -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 10:53 AM ET

NEXT GAME: CALGARY FLAMES AT LOS ANGELES KINGS

TONIGHT AT 8:30 P.M., TV: NONE, RADIO: FAN 960

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SUN THREE STARS:

1. Marty Turco, Dallas -- Denied the Flames time after time to earn his fourth win of the season.

2. Antti Miettinen, Dallas -- The winning goal was scored by Brenden Morrow but Miettinen deserves all the credit for setting it up. He was noticeable at both ends of the rink all night long.

3. Miikka Kiprusoff, Calgary -- The score could have been much worse if Kiprusoff lost focus in the third period.

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TURNING POINT:

Stars youngster Antti Miettinen beat Bryan Marchment to a loose puck in the corner and fed Philippe Boucher on the point. Boucher's blast tipped off Miettinen and Brenden Morrow before it got past Miikka Kiprusoff.

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BIG SAVE:

Marty Turco stacked his pads with a cross-crease effort to rob Flames d-man Andrew Ference.

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HARD HIT:

Antti Miettinen, skating at nearly top speed, threw himself into a vulnerable Flames defenceman Rhett Warrener as he was trying to retrieve a dump-in along the back boards. Warrener crumpled to the ice and skated to the bench with his body folded.

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UNSUNG HERO:

Tony Amonte had a few good chances offensively but didn't forget about his own end, even while trailing by a goal in the third.

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FIGHT CARD:

None.

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SCRATCHES:

* CALGARY -- D Robyn Regehr (knee) and F Matthew Lombardi (ankle) are out indefinitely. D Steve Montador was a healthy scratch for the fourth time this season.

* DALLAS -- Mattias Tjarnqvist (ankle) and D Sergei Zubov (back) are ailing. F Jaroslav Svoboda also sat out.

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BURNING QUESTION:

When are the Flames going to have a few bounces go their way?

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WHAT IT MEANS:

The Flames lose for the fourth time in five games on the road and fall to 3-5-1 on the season. The team played well enough to win but was deflated after the Stars took the lead in the third. The Stars improve their record to 5-3 and are second in the Pacific Division standings.


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