Game over

RANDY SPORTAK -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 11:36 AM ET

SUN THREE STARS:

1. SHEAN DONOVAN, Flames -- Goal and an assist for the long-slumping winger.

2. BRIAN ROLSTON, Wild -- The most dangerous player for Minnesota had two points.

3. RICHIE REGEHR, Flames -- His shot was tipped by Steve Reinprecht for the game winner.

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TURNING POINT:

What was originally thought to be Richie Regehr's first NHL goal and later changed to Steve Reinprecht's tipped-in marker, swung the momentum midway through the third.

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BIG SAVE:

Late in the scoreless first period, Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff first stopped Daniel Tjarnqvist's long point shot and then denied Pierre-Marc Bouchard on the rebound chance.

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HARD HIT:

Kyle Wanvig was able to give and receive in this category. The Calgary product took a hard hit from Flames defenceman Dion Phaneuf in the first period but exacted some revenge with a punishing hit on Byron Ritchie in the third period.

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UNSUNG HERO:

Miikka Kiprusoff doesn't get a star but stopped 30 shots and was particularly good in the one-sided second period Calgary was fortunate to come out of even.

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SCRATCHES:

CALGARY -- D Roman Hamrlik (knee), C Stephane Yelle (foot/ankle), RW Darren McCarty (hip flexor) were joined by D Rhett Warrener (rib muscle), who suffered his injury in the loss to Nashville Tuesday night.

WILD -- LW Stephane Veilleux, D Andrei Zyuzin and LW Derek Boogaard were all healthy.

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BURNING QUESTION:

Who's next to have a prolonged goal-scoring slump snapped?

WHAT IT MEANS:

Calgary again vaults over Vancouver for top spot in the Northwest Division, the third day in a row the leader has changed.

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NOTEWORTHY:

Roman Hamrlik's return to the lineup is still guessed as a week or two away but he took a step forward by skating yesterday -- his second straight on the ice -- prior to the morning session, and reported no problems so far. "I'm happy to be on the ice. That's the most fun," Hamrlik said ... Shean Donovan's second-period goal was his first since Game 2 of the season and ended his drought at 34 games ... By denying Brian Rolston on a second-period penalty shot, Miikka Kiprusoff is two-for-three in the showdowns this season ... Calgary's record against the Northwest Division improved to 11-3-1.

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NEXT GAME: EDMONTON OILERS AT FLAMES

TOMORROW AT 8 P.M., TV: CBC, RADIO: FAN 960


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