SUN Hockey Pool

Iggy Watch

RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:35 AM ET

The Flames are slumping and so is their captain. We take a closer look at No. 12's play last night:

FIRST PERIOD

After a couple of non-descript shifts while the game started as a bit of a chess match, Jarome Iginla started to work his way into the flow of the game.

He had a good chance on a mid-period powerplay, but he couldn't get a stick on a loose puck in the crease after Mark Giordano's point shot made it through.

On a later shift, Iginla stole the puck in his own zone and sent himself away, but his snap shot from down the wing was denied by Coyotes goalie Ilya Bryzgalov.

Iginla also found himself on a receiving end of a hard hit from Ed Jovanovski.

Period stats: One shot, one hit, 6:38 of ice time.

SECOND PERIOD

A mostly quiet period, thanks in big part to all the penalties the Flames took. Iginla finally started some momentum with a strong shift alongside rookie Mikael Backlund and Dustin Boyd.

In the final minute, he made a chip pass to Mark Giordano to set up the defenceman's highlight-reel tally that made it 2-1. The helper is No. 467 of Iginla's career, putting him second to Al MacInnis (609) on the franchise's all-time list.

Period stats: One assist, one shot, 7:02 of ice time.

THIRD PERIOD/OT

Iginla and his new linemates had chances -- a nifty redirection for a Backlund attempt came early. After that, he was kept in check, although he came close late in overtime.

Final stats: three shots, two hits, 1-for-7 in faceoffs, 23:53 ice time.


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