SUN Hockey Pool

Game Over

RANDY SPORTAK -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 9:05 AM ET

NEXT GAME: DETROIT RED WINGS AT FLAMES

TOMORROW AT 6:30 P.M., TV: TSN, RADIO: FAN 960

SUN THREE STARS:

1. Jarome Iginla, Flames.

2. Dwayne Roloson, Wild.

3. Daymond Langkow, Flames.

TURNING POINT:

Jarome Iginla's incredible spin move in the corner drew a pair of Wild defenders. Iginla used the extra space to fire a perfect pass to Daymond Langkow in the slot and the maligned centre tied the contest with a top-corner shot. Iginla teamed with Roman Hamrlik for the game-winner with slightly more than a minute remaining.

BIG SAVE:

Late in the game with the Wild holding a two-man advantage and the goalie pulled to give a sixth attacker, Roman Kiprusoff made a stunning leg save on the snake-bitten Pascal Dupuis to preserve the victory.

HARDEST HIT:

Hulking Wild forward Derek Boogaard had a tough shift midway through the middle frame. First, Boogaard was knocked off his feet by Chris Simon and then, again while standing still with the puck, was thumped by Dion Phaneuf.

UNSUNG HERO:

Chris Simon, on a line with Jarome Iginla and Daymond Langkow, created chances and space with his size.

SCRATCHES:

Calgary went with the same lineup as Saturday, which meant C Byron Ritchie, D Steve Montador and D Bryan Marchment were healthy watchers, along with C Matthew Lombardi (high ankle sprain).

Minnesota was without RW Marian Gaborik (hip flexor), C Marc Chouinard (shoulder), C Todd White (groin) and D Andrei Zyuzin (knee).

BURNING QUESTION:

Can the Flames equal their best winning streak since coming to the Stampede City by claiming an eighth straight win over Detroit?

WHAT IT MEANS:

Calgary has won seven straight games for the first time since the 1992-93 season and joins Vancouver atop the Northwest Division standings.

NOTEWORTHY:

Thanks to all their powerplays in the third period, and the slew of chances, Calgary had 17 shots on goal in the first nine minutes of the frame ... Minnesota surrendered more than one powerplay goal against in a game for the first time this season ... Jarome Iginla's point streak is now at four games, during which he's netted four goals and six assists ... Calgary has now reached the 20-game mark, with 10 games at home and 10 on the road. The Flames are three points ahead of the pace set during the 2003-04 season, when they were 9-8-0-3.


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