All we needed was a horn, lights, a bounce off the goalie’s mask, and a crossbar. That was the sequence of events for Kobasew who finally scored a funny goal to give Calgary a 2-1 win over Columbus.Calgary was down coming into the third, but Jarome Iginla scored early to give the Flames some life. Trailing 1-0 entering the third, Iginla scored his 13th goal at 4:10. Robyn Regehr’s shot from the blue-line hit Iginla in the leg as he screened Leclaire. The puck dropped down at his feet and he knocked it past Leclaire to tie the game.
Leclaire had kept the Flames offence at bay with some sensational goaltending. In one stretch in the second period, he came across the net to denyMarcus Nilson‘s shot from close in. Shortly after, Leclaire jabbed out his blocker to deflect away a dangerous slapshot from Kristian Huselius.
Luckily, the Flames didn’t stop working, outshooting Columbus 31-19 and doing some solid penalty kill work. A good character win against a team they should beat anyways. Next up Carolina at home Tuesday.