Flames game review

RANDY SPORTAK, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 8:40 AM ET

BUFFALO SABRES (11-4-1) 2

CALGARY FLAMES (11-4-2) 1

REPORT CARD

Overall: B-

Offence: C+

Defence: B

Goaltending: A

Powerplay: D

Penalty kill: C+

WHY FLAMES LOST

Because they couldn't take advantage of a trio of second-period powerplay chances to break open a tie game.

SAVE OF THE GAME

In the first period, while the Sabres were carrying the play, Derek Roy first deflected a long shot from the blueline, which Flames netminder Miikka Kiprusoff stopped. The rebound went to Jason Pominville, and Kiprusoff made a sprawling save.

GOAL OF THE GAME

Gotta give it to the winner. Jason Pominville snapped a shot through Miikka Kiprusoff when the shootout went to the fourth player.

WHAT IT MEANS

Calgary's four-game winning streak comes to an end, but the Flames remain a solid 5-1-2 on the road.

SCRATCHES

CALGARY -- LW Curtis Glencross (suspension), D Aaron Johnson, D Staffan Kronwall.

BUFFALO -- D Toni Lydman (groin), RW Mike Grier (groin), D Nathan Paetsch.

UP NEXT

Tonight: Calgary Flames at Toronto Maple Leafs, 5 p.m., CBC, FAN960.


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