'Stroming happy tune

DOUG ROBERTSHAW -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 8:16 AM ET

It was a breakout night for Calgary Flames winger Eric Nystrom.

The first goal of his career was reminiscent of his father's Stanley Cup-winning-goal back on May 20, 1980 where he was streaking down the centre of the ice, re-directing the puck past the Philadelphia Flyers goaltender.

"It was a little different, he had a backhand re-direct mine was a forehand," joked Nystrom.

"But it was a similar play, he just drove the net and chipped it in ... He stayed on his feet going into the corner, and didn't go flying onto the ice."

"Once I had that two on one I knew all I had to do was put my stick down on the ice and (David Moss) was going to find it," said Nystrom.

"I said to him in the pile 'there is no one better to set me up than you man.' "

On the penalty kill just previous to his goal, he blocked two big shots and the tally was almost a reward for his efforts.

"That's more of my game, I'm not exactly the greatest goal scorer," he said.

"Contributing on the penalty kill is just something I really like to do and that guy was just teeing them up on me and I was just trying to get in front of them."

Teammates noticed his level of play tonight as well.

"I thought the whole line with (Nystrom), (Matthew) Lombardi and Moss were flying, their speed was creating a lot of chances for the team," said Jarome Iginla who potted two goals tonight.

"(Nystrom's) goal was huge. When he made it 4-1 it pretty much iced the game."

Flames coaches have shown a lot of confidence in Nystrom's ability, giving him time on the penalty kill.

"He played with energy tonight, he had a couple of hits took a hit and blocked a big shot on the penalty kill, so I think that will help his confidence," said head coach Mike Keenan.

The opportunity to play in the NHL has been a long time coming for Nystrom, who has spent some time recently on the injured list.

"It's a big weight off my shoulders," said Nystrom. "I waited a long time to get a chance to score a goal in the


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