Game Over

STEVE MACFARLANE -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 10:15 AM ET

NEXT GAME: ST. LOUIS BLUES AT CALGARY FLAMES

TOMORROW AT 7 P.M., TV: NONE, RADIO: FAN 960

SUN THREE STARS:

1. Miika Kiprusoff, Flames -- Quick reflexes helped Flames to second straight win.

2. Andrew Ference, Flames --Defenceman had four blocked shots and two helpers over first 40 minutes.

3. Francois Beauchemin, Ducks -- Logged a lot of ice time and kept his point streak alive.

TURNING POINT:

Chris Simon's goal, a nicely tipped deflection off an Andrew Ference point shot, gave the Flames a comfortable two-goal lead late in the second period.

SAVE OF THE GAME:

Miikka Kiprusoff stretched his legs to make a couple of beauties in the dying minutes of the second period. First, he snapped out his left leg at an awkward angle to deny a long one-timer after a rebound collected by Francois Beauchemin. Then, Kiprusoff snapped out the right leg to stop Teemu Selanne's slapper.

HIT OF THE GAME:

Anaheim's Vitaly Vishnevski is known for smattering opponents in the corners but was sent to the ice with a thud in the first period by Flames newcomer Mike Leclerc.

UNSUNG HERO:

Flames F Matthew Lombardi opened the scoring, blocked a couple of shots and was dominant in the faceoff circles.

FIGHT CARD:

None.

SCRATCHES:

* CALGARY -- C Jason Wiemer (healthy) joined C Byron Ritchie (knee), D Roman Hamrlik (hand) and D Bryan Marchment (knee).

* ANAHEIM -- D Sandis Ozolinsh (personal), C Zenon Konopka (ankle) and LW Travis Moen (shoulder), D Jason Marshall and RW Tyler Wright didn't play.

BURNING QUESTION:

Can the Flames head into the Olympic break in first place in the tight Northwest Division?

WHAT IT MEANS:

The Flames maintain their hold on first place in the division.

NOTABLES:

Andy McDonald extended his point streak to nine games (4-11-15) with his first-period goal ... The Mighty Ducks are 1-8-2 versus Northwest Division teams ... Stephane Yelle needs two points for 200 in his career


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