LAST NIGHT IN ST. PAUL
CALGARY FLAMES (41-25-5-5) 1
MINNESOTA WILD (45-24-1-7) 0
SUN THREE STARS
1. Miikka Kiprusoff, Flames. A shutout. Brilliant all night.
2. Marian Gaborik, Wild. Huge number of scoring chances.
3. Alex Tanguay, Flames. Big shootout tally.
Dion Phaneuf was excellent in the defensive zone.
WHY FLAMES WON
Because of Miikka Kiprusoff. The standout goalie had his best performance of the season and was even perfect in the shootout.
Early in the first period, Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff showed he was going to come up with a big game when he robbed Wes Walz on a point-blank chance.
Alex Tanguay's goal to start the shootout was huge for a Flames team that hadn't generated any offence.
Miikka Kiprusoff collected his first shutout in 26 games and moved to top spot on the franchise's all-time list with his 21st as a Flame.