SUN Hockey Pool

Game Over

STEVE MACFARLANE -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 9:39 AM ET

SUN THREE STARS

1. JAROSLAV SPACEK, OILERS

2. JARRET STOLL, OILERS

3. MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF, FLAMES

TURNING POINT:

Jarret Stoll's third-period goal secured the home side at least a point in the tight division standings.

BIG SAVE:

With the Oilers on the powerplay, Miikka Kiprusoff made an amazing diving double-stacked pad save to deny Ryan Smyth a sure goal on a one-timer.

Unfortunately for the Flames netminder, the Oilers managed to open the scoring a few seconds later on the same man-advantage.

HARD HIT:

Raffi Torres pasted Jarome Iginla with a hard shoulder check as the Flames captain turned in the corner toward the blueline in the Oilers zone midway through the first period.

The bloodthirsty Edmonton crowd erupted in approval.

UNSUNG HERO:

Dwayne Roloson was strong when he needed to be, making 18 stops to help his team steal the extra point.

FIGHT CARD:

None.

SCRATCHES:

* CALGARY -- D Rhett Warrener (knee), C Byron Ritchie, C Jamie Lundmark, D Cale Hulse.

* EDMONTON -- D Dick Tarnstrom (groin), G Jussi Markkanen, C Rem Murray, C Marc-Antoine Pouliot, D Igor Ulanov.

BURNING QUESTION:

Can the Flames continue to claim points on this extended road trip to open up a bigger lead on their division rivals?

WHAT IT MEANS:

The Flames miss out on a chance to open a three-point lead over Colorado in the division and fall to sub-.500 on the road this season.

Instead, the point gives them a two-point edge for now.

NOTEWORTHY:

Flames F Darren McCarty played his 700th NHL game last night ... Rexall Place has been sold out for every game but one this season ... The Flames are 10-0 this season when F Jarome Iginla scores more than a single point in a game ... G Miikka Kiprusoff's first of eight shutouts this year came Oct. 15 against the Oilers at the 'Dome ... The Oilers are tied for first in the league with 12 shootout appearances. They're 6-6 in those games but G Mike Morrison, who was picked up by the Ottawa Senators on waivers at the trade deadline, was in net for five of those wins ... Flames defenceman Roman Hamrlik returned after missing 13 games with a broken left hand ... The teams meet for the final time in the regular season on April 1 in Calgary ... Dwayne Roloson took a penalty for a second-period trip on Daymond Langkow.


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