Game over

RANDY SPORTAK -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 11:23 AM ET

SUN THREE STARS

1. JASON LaBARBERA, KINGS

2. MIIKKA KIPRUSOFF, FLAMES

3. PAVOL DEMITRA, KINGS

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TURNING POINT:

A shootout didn't appear in the cards late in the game. The Flames appeared to win the game with a couple minutes remaining in regulation when Jamie Lundmark beat Kings netminder Jason LaBarbera for the second time on the night. But the tally was called back due to a delayed penalty on Flames forward Matthew Lombardi.

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SAVE OF THE GAME:

In the middle of the clash, Luc Robitaille was twice parked in front of the net looking for the garbage. Both times, Miikka Kiprusoff held his ground with top-rate pad stops.

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HARD HIT:

Kings forward Dustin Brown thought he had Flames centre Jamie Lundmark all lined up for an open-ice job late in the first period but it was Brown who took the worst of the collision, sent spinning to the ice.

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UNSUNG HERO:

Rhett Warrener showed true grit for returning after what it appeared a reinjured right knee. He was also one of the few players throwing body checks.

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SCRATCHES:

CALGARY -- D Jordan Leopold (groin) and RW Chuck Kobasew (groin) were joined by D Bryan Marchment and F Craig MacDonald. D Cale Hulse (shoulder) and LW Marcus Nilson (knee) are out.

KINGS -- D Aaron Miller (hip), D Brent Sopel (knee), C Derek Armstrong (back), RW Val Bure (back), LW Ryan Flinn (concussion) and C Sean Avery (team suspension) didn't play.

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BURNING QUESTION:

Does Brian Boucher finally get a start between the Calgary pipes tomorrow in Anaheim?

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WHAT IT MEANS:

Not much to the Flames, who are set in their playoff spot. It did make for a fond farewell for Luc Robitaille's in his final career home game.

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NOTEWORTHY:

Rhett Warrener left the ice late in the second period favouring his right leg after trying to hit Michael Cammalleri but returned for the third period. An injury to his right knee put Warrener on the shelf for 17 games until this week ... Craig Conroy left the game in the middle of the first period when he suffered a knee injury. He didn't return ... Is it possible Andy Murray wasn't the big problem in Los Angeles? Under interim head coach John Torchetti, the Kings -- who mutinied under Murray -- went into last night's game with a 3-7-0 mark ... Miikka Kiprusoff's shutout streak was snapped at 161 minutes 11 seconds, breaking the mark held by Fred Brathwaite (160:07) set in March 2001 ... Faces in the crowd included actress Sandra Bullock ... Calgary closes the 2005-06 regular season tomorrow night against the Mighty Ducks in Anaheim. Game time is 8:30 p.m. and the game is available on PPV.


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