Flames Game Review

RANDY SPORTAK, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:47 AM ET

CALGARY FLAMES (11-4-1) 1

MONTREAL CANADIENS (8-10) 0

REPORT CARD

Overall: B

Offence: C

Defence: B+

Goaltending: A+

Powerplay: D

Penalty kill: A

UNSUNG HERO

Flames D Robyn Regehr was a tower of strength on the blueline and did an especially strong job killing penalties.

WHY THE FLAMES WON

Because G Miikka Kiprusoff was a deserving first star for the third game in a row, and because RW Jarome Iginla continues to provide just enough offence for a team that's gone cold but keeps winning.

WHAT IT MEANS

A four-game winning streak, the second of the season, for a Calgary team that's now three points back of the Northwest Division leading Colorado Avalanche and holding two games in hand.

SCRATCHES

CALGARY -- LW Curtis Glencross (suspension), D Aaron Johnson, D Staffan Kronwall.

MONTREAL -- C Kyle Chipchura, LW Gregory Stewart, D Matt Carle, RW Matt D'Agostini (concussion), D Hal Gill (leg), RW Georges Laraque (back), D Ryan O'Byrne (leg), D Andrei Markov (ankle).

UP NEXT

Friday: Calgary Flames at Buffalo Sabres, 5:30 p.m., Sportsnet, FAN960.

THREE STARS

AS CHOSEN BY SUN MEDIA

G MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF, CGY

Faced 25 shots in earning the top nod -- again -- and a well-deserved shutout.

G JAROSLAV HALAK, MTL

Habs netminding taking a hit in the media, but this guy stopped 30 of 31 shots.

D DION PHANEUF, CGY

Quite possibly the big blueliner's most assertive game of the season.


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