Iggy in their heads

ERIC FRANCIS -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 11:52 AM ET


 DETROIT -- Jarome Iginla wasn't on the scoresheet but that doesn't mean he wasn't on anybody's mind.

 In fact, Detroit Red Wings coach Dave Lewis spent the entire evening doing whatever he could to ensure his Grind Line of Darren McCarty, Kris Draper and Kirk Maltby blanketed the Flames captain every time he hit the ice.

 While the vaunted checking line did an admirable job statistically, Iginla managed one of the few great scoring chances on the night, rifling a slapper off the crossbar.

 "He had a great chance in the second period," said Flames coach Darryl Sutter of the shot. "I don't know how many chances you expect him to get. He only needs one or two chances. I think he did a good job fighting through it."

 To further complicate Iginla's night, Lewis also used last change to put Derian Hatcher and Chris Chelios out against him.

 "There are certainly adjustments to make," said Iginla.

 "They're a tough group to play against -- one of the best -- but got a few chances out there."

 Held to two shots on the night in 21 minutes of ice time, Iginla contributed physically, registering more hits than almost every other Flame.


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