SUN Hockey Pool

Game over

STEVE MACFARLANE

, Last Updated: 8:38 AM ET

SUN THREE STARS

1. Matthew Lombardi, Flames -- Tied it up in the third and slapped the winner in overtime.

2. Mike Modano, Stars -- Looked crafty all night long.

3. Niklas Hagman, Stars -- Unloaded a rocket for his fifth of the year.

UNSUNG HERO

No one can claim Dion Phaneuf isn't trying out there. Sometimes he looks as if he's the only one.

WHY FLAMES WON/LOST

A sneaky goal from Matthew Lombardi gave them a single point. Then he gave them the win with a long slapshot that fooled Marty Turco.

GOAL OF THE GAME

Jarome Iginla used Craig Conroy and Stars defenceman Mattias Norstrom, who were locked up on an odd-man rush for the Flames, as a screen to rip a wrist shot past Marty Turco for his first goal of the season.

FIGHT CARD

None.

SCRATCHES

CALGARY -- RW Eric Godard, D David Hale, G Curtis McElhinney (knee).

STARS -- RW Krys Barch, LW Loui Eriksson, C Steve Ott.

BURNING QUESTION

Who said their first win had to be pretty?

WHAT IT MEANS

It took a few games, but the Flames earned their first win of the year in dramatic fashion. On the road, no less.

NOTABLES

The Flames haven't won against the Predators, tonight's opponent, in Nashville since Dec. 17, 2002 ... Preds G Chris Mason, who was handed the starting gig after the team dealt Tomas Vokoun away in the off-season, has started two games against the Flames for a 1-0-1 record. Vokoun was a thorn in the Flames side, posting an 11-3-3 mark against Calgary.

UP NEXT

TONIGHT: Calgary Flames at Nashville Predators, 6 p.m., No TV, FAN 960


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