Game Over

RANDY SPORTAK -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 9:21 AM ET

UNSUNG HERO

Maligned Calgary left winger Jeff Friesen had what was his best game of the season.

WHY THE FLAMES WON

Despite being down 4-2 in the third period and playing without injured captain Jarome Iginla, the Flames fought back to force overtime.

HUGE HIT

It was clean and it was bone-rattling but the real damage came when Chuck Kobasew's head hit the ice after he took a shoulder from defenceman Bryan Allen in the first period. Kobasew lost the puck as he tried to push out of his zone along the boards and Allen lined him up. Kobasew suffered an injury on the play and didn't return.

FIGHT CARD

Jarome Iginla dropped the gloves with Bryan Allen in the second period but it may have cost the Flames captain his health. He went to the dressing room after exiting the penalty box and didn't return.

BURNING QUESTION

How serious are the injuries to Jarome Iginla and Chuck Kobasew, who both left the contest?

WHAT IT MEANS

The win keeps Calgary in eighth place in the Western Conference, three points ahead of Edmonton.

NOTABLES

The jerseys worn by the Flames last night will be auctioned off on the nhl.com website with funds going to Garth Brooks' Teammates for Kids Foundation ... Panthers C Olli Jokinen is donating $250 per assist and $500 for every goal he scores on home ice to a children's cancer charity in South Florida.

UP NEXT

Flames versus Dallas Stars tomorrow, 8 p.m., CBC, FAN 960.


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