Three stars

RANDY SPORTAK -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 11:25 AM ET

1. Marcus Nilson, Flames -- The reward of his second goal of the season was well earned in his second game back from a concussion.

2. Hannu Toivonen, Blues -- All kinds of big saves late in the first period and early in the second for the visitors.

3. Dustin Boyd, Flames -- Rookie continues to play with a heap of energy and creativity. \ ---\ REPORT CARD

Overall: b

offence: b-

Defence: b

GOALTENDING: b+

POWERPLAY: c

PENALTY KILL: A

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UNSUNG HERO

Flames goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff, who'd been the subject of such a furor recently because of his sub-par play, wasn't bombarded with near as many shots as his counterpart, but came up with the needed stops after being beat on the game's first shot in the opening minute.

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WHY THE FLAMES WON

Because they stormed back in a one-sided, 20-shot second period and were rewarded for it with a pair of goals.

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SAVE OF THE GAME

With only a couple of seconds remaining in the first period and the faceoff in Calgary territory, the puck came to Blues winger D.J. King and he immediately sent a shot at the net that Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff had to kick out to keep it a one-goal game.

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HIT OF THE GAME

Blues forward D.J. King played the puck in the neutral zone right along the boards and paid for it. Robyn Regehr was the freight train, driving King into the wall with a ferocious hit.

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UPNEXT

Flames versus Pittsburgh Penguins, 7 p.m., tomorrow, 'Dome, Sportsnet, FAN 960.


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