Moss gets Flames rolling

STEVE MACFARLANE -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 8:28 AM ET

ST. PAUL -- Walking past a couple of reporters talking to his teammate outside the dressing room, Dustin Boyd stuck his finger on David Moss, made a sizzling sound effect and kept moving down the hallway.

The rookie was dead on -- Moss' move to open the scoring was hot.

Making good on a pass from Alex Tanguay that sprung him loose in front of Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom, Moss pulled off a deke to the backhand and lifted the puck high off the post and in for his first goal since Nov. 20, as the Flames went on to win 3-2 in a shootout.

He was bumped up a line when Owen Nolan left with a neck stinger following his fight with Aaron Voros, and Moss made an impact in his second tilt back from an ankle sprain that kept him out 19 games.

"It feels good to contribute, to help the team after being away for so long," said Moss.

"It's never good when one of the guys go down, but it's one of those things when guys are put in different roles in different situations. I was fortunate enough Tangs made a great play."

Flames head coach Mike Keenan was pleased to see the 26-year-old winger connect on one of his opportunities.

"He's just getting his legs under him after being out for such a long time, but he gave us a good effort," said Keenan.

"I'm glad he scored because he's had two or three great chances already, and he had some chances (Tuesday). That'll help his confidence."\


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