Mild-mannered Flames goalie Kiprusoff losing his cool

Calgary Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff during the warm up before facing the San Jose Sharks at...

Calgary Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff during the warm up before facing the San Jose Sharks at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Wednesday March 6, 2013. (Al Charest/QMI Agency)

RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:05 PM ET

COLUMBUS — Miikka Kiprusoff doesn’t often show his emotions.

The way he raced off the ice when the final buzzer sounded on the Calgary Flames’ 5-1 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night spoke volumes.

Kiprusoff, usually so calm and collected, bolted off the ice at a pace that could have given him a shot to be Finland’s best sprinter in the next summer Olympics.

While his team’s playoff hopes have grown smaller and smaller, Kiprusoff’s goals-against average has risen and risen. He certainly has struggled in some games, but in the final half of the loss to the Blue Jackets, he could have sued his 18 teammates for lack of support.

The final shot-clock said 28 shots were sent on net. The number of golden opportunities surrendered by his team wasn’t much less.


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