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Flames' visit a rare treat

Calgary Flames Jarome Iginla celebrates his game winning goal against the Ottawa Senators with...

Calgary Flames Jarome Iginla celebrates his game winning goal against the Ottawa Senators with teamate Mathew Lombardi during third period NHL action in Ottawa Thursday Oct 12, 2006.(CP PHOTO/Tom Hanson)

MIKE ZEISBERGER -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 10:23 AM ET

Get a good look at Miikka Kiprusoff and Jarome Iginla tonight. It might be a while until you see them again in these parts.

Barring a Leafs-Calgary Flames matchup in the Stanley Cup final (one not many are predicting, thank you), it will be another three years until the Flames make their next visit to the Air Canada Centre.

"I definitely enjoy the swing out here and the games we have," Iginla said. "We have the rivalry in Alberta (against) Edmonton but there is a rivalry between all the Canadian teams too.

"We watch a lot of these teams in the east play on TV. You like to see how you stack up against other Canadian teams.

"We don't get out here a lot so it's nice when we do."

Kiprusoff is looking forward to the challenge.

"Playing in Toronto on Hockey Night in Canada, it's something special," Kiprusoff said yesterday

THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE

Injured F Nik Antropov attempted to skate yesterday and was still plagued by pain. F Ben Ondrus (contusion) also skated and could be back next week.

Meanwhile Flames D Robyn Regehr missed practice yesterday but is expected to be in the Flames lineup tonight.

PRETTY IN PINK

The Maple Leafs and Flames will star in their own versions of Pretty in Pink tonight.

Players on both teams will be sporting pink decals on their helmets during their Hockey Night in Canada matchup this evening to show their support for creating a future without breast cancer.

It's all part of Pink Ribbon Night, an event put together by the Maple Leafs, their wives and their partners in conjunction with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

The players wives and partners will join volunteers to collect donations at the Air Canada Centre tonight.

Fans can also take part in an online auction that starts at 7 p.m. tonight and runs through Oct. 23.

Auction items include Leafs game-worn Pink Ribbon Helmets and exclusive Pink Ribbon game jerseys.

For more info, fans can visit www.mapleleafs.com.


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