Game over

RANDY SPORTAK -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 10:55 AM ET

SUN THREE STARS:

1. Steven Reinprecht, Flames. Two goals, an assist and a goal in the shootout.

2. Todd Bertuzzi, Canucks. Hulking power forward was a force again.

3. Tony Amonte, Flames. His shootout goal was the clincher.

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TURNING POINT:

By killing a penalty in overtime, the Flames set themselves up for the eventual win.

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BIG SAVE:

There were almost too many to keep track, with each one better than the previous. Miikka Kiprusoff saved the day with 35.4 seconds remaining in regulation, prone on the ice after being tangled with his defenceman, but still having the fortune to glove a Bryan Allen point shot headed for the mesh.

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HARD HIT:

Vancouver disturber Matt Cooke had a full head of steam as he charged deep into Vancouver territory. Using that speed, and his usual enthusiasm, Cooke made a beeline to the far corner to track down Bryan Marchment.

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UNSUNG HERO:

With Rhett Warrener getting hurt early, the Flames defence corps played a man short for almost the whole game and deserves kudos.

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FIGHT CARD:

Late in the second, Jason Wiemer and Ed Jovanovski dropped the gloves. Score the spirited affair a draw.

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SCRATCHES:

CALGARY -- D Roman Hamrlik (knee) and Stephane Yelle (ankle) were joined by C Byron Ritchie on the sidelines.

VANCOUVER -- G Dan Cloutier (knee), W Tyler Bouck (groin), LW/D Wade Brookbank (head) and D Nolan Baumgartner (lacerated finger) missed due to injury. RW Lee Goran was the lone healthy scratch.

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BURNING QUESTION:

Does Darryl Sutter enjoy a high-scoring win as much as a 2-1 victory?

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WHAT IT MEANS:

Calgary snaps a two-game losing skid and pulls within one point of Vancouver and within two of Northwest Division-leading Edmonton.

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NOTEWORTHY:

The Flames were able to leave their equipment at GM Place to await their return.

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NEXT GAME: FLAMES AT VANCOUVER CANUCKS

MONDAY AT 8 P.M., TV: PPV, RADIO: FAN 960


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