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Flames top Sharks in Kiprusoff's return

Flames' Miikka Kiprusoff stuffed Patrick Marleau and the San Jose Sharks for a win Wednesday night...

Flames' Miikka Kiprusoff stuffed Patrick Marleau and the San Jose Sharks for a win Wednesday night at the Saddledome. Photo by Darren Makowichuk/Calgary Sun

WES GILBERTSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:58 AM ET

CALGARY - Not long after the lockout was resolved, acrobatic netminder Miikka Kiprusoff was informed he needed just a hat-trick of victories to reach 300 in a Calgary Flames uniform.

His response?

“It will be a tough year if I'm not going to get that,” Kiprusoff said with a grin.

The wait is finally over.

After missing four weeks — and 13 straight games — due to a strained knee ligament, Kiprusoff was back between the pipes for Wednesday's date with the San Jose Sharks and kicked aside 32 shots in a 4-1 win at the Saddledome.



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