Iggy's stick works wonders for Conroy

RANDY SPORTAK, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:16 AM ET

A three-assist outing in the team's 6-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings Tuesday.

A one-helper evening against the Detroit Red Wings Saturday.

Seems Calgary Flames centre Craig Conroy has found a little magic in his stick.

Except the one Conroy is using right now doesn't really belong to him

"It's the Iginla," Conroy said. "It's got a little more upshoot and a bigger curve, so I thought I'd try it.

"And he scores 50 goals, so it can't be that bad."

Iginla's nearly on pace for another 50-goal campaign and 100 points, so Conroy's logic is understandable.

Normally, though, the centre uses his own pattern.

On a whim, though, he decided to use the newest weapon in Iginla's arsenal.

The early returns have been pretty darn good for Conroy, who used Iginla's sticks a couple of times during his first stint with the Flames.

"The backhander's a little bit different, but on the forehand I feel a little bit stronger on the puck," said Conroy, who has collected three goals and nine assists in 22 games. He has one complaint, and it goes beyond the lack of goals he's found with Iginla's sticks. It's more the impact on his faceoffs.

"My hand kept slipping off the end," said Conroy, who won six of the 12 draws he took against the Kings.

"I have to put a bigger knob on the end."


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