Flames Game Review

RANDY SPORTAK, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 8:45 AM ET

THREE STARS

1. Miikka Kiprusoff, Flames -- The difference was goaltending, and Kipper stood tall again.

2. Pavel Datsyuk, Red Wings -- His 30th goal and another stellar performance.

3. Michael Cammalleri, Flames -- Hard to ignore a three-point game.

REPORT CARD

OVERALL: B

OFFENCE: B

DEFENCE: C+

GOALTENDING: B+

POWERPLAY: B-

PENALTY KILL: A

WHY FLAMES WON

Taking advantage of Detroit's Achilles heel means taking advantage of the goaltending. The Flames did just that with G Chris Osgood having a very off-night.

GOAL OF THE GAME

Just the way you draw it up. RW David Moss was first in on the forecheck, C Craig Conroy worked the puck along the end boards and held off the check before moving it to LW Curtis Glencross in the slot, whose quick shot beat G Ty Conklin.

HIT OF THE GAME

RW David Van der Gulik, called up from the minors in time for the game, announced his presence early with a hard forecheck, crashing at full speed into Wings D Derek Meech.

SCRATHCES

CALGARY -- D Adam Pardy, LW Todd Bertuzzi (knee), LW Andre Roy (hand), LW Rene Bourque (ankle), C Wayne Primeau (foot), D Mark Giordano (shoulder), D Rhett Warrener (shoulder).

DETROIT -- D Andrea Lilja (concussion), LW Tomas Holmstrom (knee), D Chris Chelios.

UP NEXT

Tomorrow: Calgary Flames at Pittsburgh Penguins, 5:30 p.m., TSN, FAN 960.

NOTABLES

RW David Moss was named recipient of the Ralph T. Scurfield Humanitarian Award, presented each year to the Flames player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, determination and leadership on the ice, combined with dedication to community service ... Flames C Daymond Langkow's first-period assist was the 600th point of his NHL career ... Calgary G Miikka Kiprusoff recorded his 42nd win of the season, which ties the franchise record he set in the 2005-06 campaign.


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