Flames Report Card

RANDY SPORTAK -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 9:20 AM ET

GOALTENDING

# 34 MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF -- Settled down after surrendering the opening goal. Mishandled the puck on the second goal.

DEFENCE

#3 DION PHANEUF -- Another all-around good game from the hard-hitting and skilled second-year defenceman. He may end up leading the league in shots on goal.

#4 ROMAN HAMRLIK -- Was beat by Patrick Marleau on a one-on-one play which resulted in San Jose's second goal.

#7 ANDREI ZYUZIN -- Had his bacon saved by Miikka Kiprusoff after a terrible giveaway gave Mark Smith a breakaway chance.

#28 ROBYN REGEHR -- Strong, physical game from the team's cornerstone defenceman. Added a new wrinkle to the powerplay by going in front of the net.

#46 MARK GIORDANO -- His patience with the puck is a big reason his game has gone to a new level. Continues to have earned a NHL job.

#49 RICHIE REGEHR -- Made a couple of strong defensive plays against Patrick Marleau, no easy feat. Steady performance.

FORWARDS

#10 TONY AMONTE -- Jarred the puck loose to set up Kristian Huselius with Calgary's first goal. The jump in his legs is noticeable, even drawing a penalty after winning a faceoff.

#11 STEPHANE YELLE -- A typical game from the gritty centre, killing penalties and battling for pucks. Nearly scored but rang a shot off the post.

#12 JAROME IGINLA -- Breakaway goal could be a sign he'll be more effective in shootouts.

#16 JEFF FRIESEN -- His best game of the pre-season. Appears to have found some chemistry with Tony Amonte.

#20 KRISTIAN HUSELIUS -- Can't complain about a two-goal performance, especially from a player known more as a passer.

#24 JAMIE LUNDMARK -- Both assists came on the powerplay. Otherwise, a relatively quiet night.

#25 DARREN MCCARTY -- Pre-season debut for the grinder. Teamed with Marcus Nilson and Stephane Yelle for a steady checking line.

#26 MARCUS NILSON -- Quiet first couple of periods. A burst of speed in third period a good sign for the player whose season ended last spring due to a knee injury.

#27 ANDREI TARATUKHIN --Stole the puck to create a short-handed scoring chance. A couple of small miscues that didn't end up costing the team but continues to improve.

#37 BRANDON PRUST --Was caught in no-man's land on the PK when San Jose opened the scoring.

#40 ALEX TANGUAY -- Perfect pass sprung Jarome Iginla on his breakaway goal. Sent Ville Nieminen flying with a check.

#41 DUSTIN BOYD --Struggled in the first period facing NHL-calibre centres but regrouped. Had a tough go on faceoffs.


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