SUN THREE STARS:
1. G Miikka Kiprusoff, Flames -- Who needs scoring when Kiprusoff is on his game.
2. F Jarome Iginla, Flames -- Best player on the ice, other than his goaltender, in the last half.
3. G Marty Turco, Stars -- Wasn't busy early but kept his team in the game as the Flames pushed for insurance goal.
Once again, the Flames penalty-killing crew -- anchored by Miikka Kiprusoff's clutch saves -- came to the rescue during more than a minute of 5-on-3 time, followed by another three minutes of Jordan Leopold's double-minor for cutting Jason Arnott with a high stick in the third period while protecting a 1-0 lead.
SAVE OF THE GAME:
Shean Donovan raced down the right wing early in the third period and ripped a slapshot at Marty Turco from 10 ft. away. Turco was quick with the glove to make the save. Miikka Kiprusoff outdid him during a 5-on-3 Stars advantage in similar fashion when he went into the splits to snag Mike Modano's blast from the point with Brenden Morrow providing a screen.
HIT OF THE GAME:
Dion Phaneuf was being lined up in the corner by Stars banger Brenden Morrow early in the first period. But Phaneuf turned the tide and knocked the attacking forward face-first into the glass, to the delight of the 19,289 at the Saddledome.
Defenceman Robyn Regehr logged a lot of minutes and was solid against the Stars' top players, especially while shorthanded.
CALGARY -- D Rhett Warrener (knee) joined D Roman Hamrlik (hand) and C Byron Ritchie. C Jamie Lundmark is expected to join the team today.
STARS -- D Patrick Traverse (ankle), RW Nathan Perrott, LW Jaroslav Svoboda were out. D Willie Mitchell -- acquired from Minnesota earlier in the day -- didn't make it to Calgary in time.
If Calgary can keep winning games in that fashion, will the lack of scoring touch be forgotten by the playoffs?
WHAT IT MEANS:
Calgary keeps its one-point lead over Colorado heading into a home-and-home series on back-to-back nights Sunday and Monday.
Flames penalty killers have gone five consecutive games without allowing a goal against. They've killed the last 37 stemming back to the first game after the Olympic break.
NEXT GAME: FLAMES AT COLORADO AVALANCHE
SUNDAY AT 1 P.M., TV: SPORTSNET, RADIO: FAN 960