Latest 2008–09 Calgary Flames season Stories
David Moss scored two goals Saturday, leading Calgary's 4-3 win over Edmonton. His second goal snapped a 3-3 tie with 49 seconds left in the third period, giving the Flames their second straight victory to start the NHL season. Curtis Glencross and Nigel Dawes also had goals. Jay Bouwmeester had two
Mark Giordano scored the first of Calgary's three opening-period goals Thursday and the Flames held on down the stretch to defeat Vancouver 5-3. After taking a 3-0 lead after one period, Calgary saw the Canucks fight back to within 4-3 on a goal by Alexandre Burrows just 41 seconds into the third. Miikka Kiprusoff was perfect in goal the rest of the way, however, en route to a 37-save performance.
Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 43 shots Monday and the Chicago Blackhawks beat Calgary 4-1 to take their first playoff series since 1996. The fourth-seeded Blackhawks won the Western Conference quarterfinal series 4-2 -- winning their first post-season series since sweeping the Flames 13 years ago. Dustin
Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 19 of 20 shots Saturday and the Chicago Blackhawks took a 3-2 series lead with a 5-1 win over the Calgary Flames. The Blackhawks basically settled the issue when Brent Seabrook (power play), Patrick Sharp and Kris Versteeg all scored goals in the first period.
Eric Nystrom scored the go-ahead goal with 6:56 to play Wednesday and Calgary went on to even its playoff series with a wild 6-4 win over Chicago. The Flames let a three-goal lead get away, but came back to tie the series at 2-2 and set up a pivotal fifth game that will be hosted by Chicago on Saturday.
David Moss had two goals and Miikka Kiprusoff made 36 saves Monday in Calgary's 4-2 win over Chicago in Game 3 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series. Eric Nystrom and Rene Bourque also scored and the fifth-seeded Flames won for the first time in their best-of-seven series with the Blackhawks. Patrick
Jonathan Toews scored twice Saturday and the Chicago Blackhawks beat Calgary 3-2 to take a 2-0 lead in their Western Conference quarterfinal series. The goals were Toews' first NHL playoff scores.
Martin Havlat scored just 12 seconds into overtime Thursday, giving the Chicago Blackhawks a playoff-opening 3-2 victory over Calgary. The Blackhawks celebrated their first post-season game in seven years by twice coming from one goal down and then winning it on Havlat's second score of the contest.
Mike Cammalleri had two goals and an assist and goalie Curtis McElhinney got his first win of the season Saturday in the Calgary Flames' 4-1 win over Edmonton. Craig Conroy and Jamie Lundmark scored goals and McElhinney had 35 saves in his first start since March 6, to help the Flames (46-30-6) avoid finishing the regular season with three straight losses.
Sheldon Souray and Shawn Horcoff had a goal and two assists each Friday to lead the Edmonton Oilers to a 5-1 win over Calgary. In the first game of a home-and-home set that continues Saturday in Calgary, the Oilers took a 2-0 lead after two periods and then erupted for three goals in the third to salt away their second win in their last three games. Ales Kotalik, Steve MacIntyre and Patrick O'Sullivan scored for Edmonton and Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers posted 31 saves for his first win since Nov.
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