Flames Game Review

RANDY SPORTAK, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 10:27 AM ET

THREE STARS

1. Bryan Little, Thrashers -- Another two goals for the club's No.-2 scorer.

2. Ilya Kovalchuk, Thrashers -- One goal and one helper for the franchise player.

3. Craig Conroy, Flames -- One of a very small group of players to be strong all game.

REPORT CARD

OVERALL: D

OFFENCE: C-

DEFENCE: D

GOALTENDING: D

POWERPLAY: D

PENALTY KILL: D

UNSUNG HERO

Atlanta defenceman Tobias Enstrom is a little-known entity outside of the deep south, but the small-in-stature blueliner deserves more accolades. He played more than 25 minutes and scored a goal-scorer's goal.

WHY FLAMES LOST

Because of a bad goal to start the game, too little mustered at the other end and a dreadful second period by a Flames team that is not playing with enough enthusiasm against teams they should be beating.

GOAL OF THE GAME

Tobias Enstrom's first-period go-ahead goal was perfectly placed with a screen in front of Miikka Kiprusoff. He put a point shot just inside the far post, taking a little off his shot to have more accuracy.

SCRATCHES

FLAMES -- RW David Moss, D Adam Pardy, LW Todd Bertuzzi (knee), C Daymond Langkow (hand), D Mark Giordano (shoulder), LW Rene Bourque (ankle), C Wayne Primeau (broken foot), D Rhett Warrener (shoulder).

THRASHERS -- None.

UP NEXT

FRIDAY: Calgary Flames at New Jersey Devils, 5 p.m., Pay per view, FAN960.

NOTABLES

RW David Moss missed the game due to a "bereavement" issue in his family. That's why the Flames summoned two players -- LW David Van Der Gulik and LW Brett Sutter -- from the minors and sent down only RW Kris Chucko ... Jarome Iginla's third-period goal gives him 30 on the season, the eighth straight campaign he's reached that mark ... The top-line trio of Iginla, Olli Jokinen and Michael Cammalleri combined for a minus-8 rating.


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