SUN Hockey Pool

Game over

STEVE MACFARLANE -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 7:51 AM ET

SUN THREE STARS

1. Jarome Iginla, Flames -- Two goals, two assists for his highest output of the season, matching his career best.

2. Alex Tanguay, Flames -- Was silky smooth for a three-point night.

3. Dion Phaneuf, Flames -- Made a mistake early but more than made up for it.

UNSUNG HEROES

The rookie tandem of Richie Regehr and Mark Giordano didn't play big minutes but they didn't look out of place, either.

WHY THE FLAMES WON

Led by their captain, the Flames poured on the offence and dominated at even strength. The key was Iginla's pair of goals to grab a two-goal lead. The team sailed from there.

BIG SAVE

Brent Burns and the Wild were throwing their bodies around in the third period, trying to spark a comeback. Burns drilled Darren McCarty from the side with a thunderous check as the Flame raced down the wing.

BURNING QUESTION

Can the Flames bring that kind of effort and result on their six-game road trip?

WHAT IT MEANS

A record 10 consecutive wins at the Saddledome and an important pair of points against a division rival.

SCRATCHES

CALGARY -- D Andrei Zyuzin (groin, day-to-day), D Rhett Warrener (leg, day-to-day), Marcus Nilson (knee, indefinite), C Stephane Yelle (ankle, IR).

MINNESOTA -- D Kurtis Foster (neck), C Wes Walz (hip), F Marian Gaborik (groin, IR).

NOTABLES

Finland product Tomi Maki made his NHL regular-season debut last night, suiting up for injured Flame Marcus Nilson ... Rookies Mark Giordano and Richie Regehr were paired on the blueline in their first game together with the big club.

UP NEXT

Calgary Flames at Vancouver Canucks, GM Place, Tomorrow, 8 p.m., Pay-Per-View, FAN 960.


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