Game over

RANDY SPORTAK -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 1:53 PM ET

NEXT GAME: FLAMES AT OILERS

TOMORROW AT 7 P.M., TV: SPORTSNET, RADIO: FAN 960

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SUN THREE STARS:

1. Miikka Kiprusoff, Flames. The game wasn't as onesided as the score would suggest. Made 25 saves for shutout.

2. Matthew Lombardi, Flames. Terrific return to the lineup.

3. Tony Amonte, Flames. Has he found instant chemistry with Lombardi?

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TURNING POINT:

Three goals in 111 seconds will do wonders for any team, which was the case for Calgary thanks to goals by Dion Phaneuf, Tony Amonte and Stephane Yelle.

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BIG SAVE:

Andrew Ference coughed up the puck at the blueline and Marco Sturm had a golden chance, only to be denied by Miikka Kiprusoff, his former San Jose teammate.

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HARD HIT:

Boston's David Tanabe was carrying the puck up the ice and ran out of room at the redline. With nowhere to go, the Bruins defenceman was met face-to-face by Rhett Warrener and stopped in his tracks.

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UNSUNG HERO:

Dion Phaneuf's goal broke open the game but the rookie Flames defenceman made several strong plays in arguably his best performance in the last couple of weeks.

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WHAT IT MEANS:

The Flames are now 4-0-1 against the Eastern Conference. The win moves them one point back of the Northwest Division-leading Canucks.

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NOTEWORTHY:

C Stephane Yelle left the game late in the first period with an ankle injury ... By posting his fifth shutout of the season, Miikka Kiprusoff tied the Flames franchise record for goose eggs in a season, set by Dan Bouchard, Phil Myre, Fred Brathwaite (twice) and Roman Turek.


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