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2009-10-04 08:22:23

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 assists, while Flames' goalkeeper Miikka Kiprusoff made 31 saves on 34 shots. Bouwmeester played in his 344th straight game, the NHL's longest active streak. Dustin Penner led Edmonton with a goal...

2009-10-01 23:53:02

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. Dion Phaneuf finally clinched the Calgary victory by scoring into an empty net with 63 seconds...

2009-04-27 23:27:01

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 Byfuglien had a goal and two assists and Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist for Chicago, which also got goals from Adam Burish and Brian Campbell. Todd Bertuzzi scored a goal and Miikka...

2009-04-25 23:11:55

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. Andrew Ladd and Cam Barker scored in the second and the third was scoreless. Seabrook and Martin Havlat both had two assists before a boisterous and sold out crowd at Chicago's United Center. It helped matters...

2009-04-22 23:47:23

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. The home team has won every game in the opening-round series. After Chicago took an early 1-0 lead, the Flames scored four unanswered goals -- two of them by Olli Jokinen. Jokinen's second...

2009-04-20 23:32:08

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 Sharp and Martin Havlat had a goal and an assist each for fourth-seeded Chicago and Nikolai Khabibulin was 24-of-28 in goal. The Blackhawks take a 2-1 series lead into Game 4 Wednesday...

2009-04-18 23:11:02

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. Patrick Sharp had the other goal and an assist and Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 30 shots for the Blackhawks. Jarome Iginla had a goal and an assist and Adrian Aucoin scored for the Flames, who got 30 saves from Miikka Kiprusoff. Game 3 is set for Monday in Calgary.

2009-04-16 22:44:51

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. It was the first overtime game of this year's NHL playoffs. Calgary won the faceoff to start the overtime, but Havlat quickly stole the puck and headed for the goal. His wrist shot beat Miikka...

2009-04-11 23:58:49

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. Calgary will be seeded fifth in the West, and will face fourth-seeded Chicago in the conference quarterfinals. Tom Gilbert scored and Jeff...

2009-04-10 23:42:36

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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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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