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Game over

RANDY SPORTAK -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 12:54 PM ET

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SUN THREE STARS:

1. Mike Morrison, Oilers.

2. Miikka Kiprusoff, Flames.

3. Ales Hemsky, Oilers.

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TURNING POINT:

With his team shorthanded for nearly all of the first two minutes of overtime, Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff made a trio of clutch stops to keep the count even and, eventually, force the shootout.

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BIG SAVE:

In the final second of the first period, Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff kept his team's deficit to just one goal with a magnificent stop. A rebound came to Edmonton's Jarret Stoll and he thought he had a sure goal because he put his hands in the air to celebrate but Kiprusoff reached back with his arm and made the clutch block.

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HARDEST HIT:

In a clash with many candidates, the best came in the third period when Oilers defenceman Marc-Andre Bergeron saw he was going to be beat to a loose puck and changed his angle so as to splatter Marcus Nilson into the end boards. Only problem from the Oilers end is that Nilson scored only a few seconds later.

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UNSUNG HERO:

Steven Reinprecht was back on his game on a line with Jarome Iginla, creating chances and winning battles to the puck.

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SCRATCHES:

CALGARY -- C Matthew Lombardi (ankle) was joined by D Steve Montador, D Bryan Marchment and C Jason Wiemer.

EDMONTON -- D Chris Pronger was a surprise bystander due to a bruised knee. G Ty Conklin (groin), RW Jani Rita and C Krys Kolanos were also on the sidelines.

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BURNING QUESTION:

Now do fans believe low-scoring games can be exciting?

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WHAT DOES IT MEAN:

Calgary fails in its quest to tie the franchise record with an 11th win in the month but with the point moves to 14-8-2.

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NOTEWORTHY:

In six games against the Oilers since joining the Flames, Miikka Kiprusoff has not allowed more than one goal. Five times, he's held Edmonton to one tally and collected one shutout ... Jarome Iginla collected point No. 527, which leaves him two back of Guy Chouinard for sixth spot on the Flames all-time points list ... Calgary finished the home portion of November with an 8-1-1 record.


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