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
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.
“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.