Jarome Iginla woke up and scored 4 points, albeit against LA. Iginla had a goal and three assists as Calgary defeated the Los Angeles Kings 6-4 on Friday night to snap a three-game losing streak.The goal was Iginla’s first in six games. Looking for big games from Tanguay and Miikka, and they past, but still have room for improvement. Huselius was money on the first line getting 3 of his own points (mind you I could get three points playing on that line.)
Daymond Langkow, Dion Phaneuf and Alex Tanguay also scored for Calgary (18-14-4), which moved into a tie for first with the Minnesota Wild in the Northwest Division.
Iginla opened the scoring at 5:39 of the first period on the power play. Iginla took a pass from Huselius, skated out of the corner and slid a shot under Kings’ goalieBarry Brust.
With the Flames up 2-1 early in the second and on a two minute two-man advantage, Iginla helped Calgary grab its first two-goal lead setting up Langkow’s goal at 2:54.
After Huselius’ first empty-net goal put Calgary up 5-2 with 1:21 remaining, the Kings scored two goals within a 30-second span to cut the Flames’ lead to 5-4. But Huselius cemented the victory with his second empty-net goal.
The Flames are 11-1-0 at the Pengrowth Saddledome since the beginning of November and will continue their six-game homestand Sunday night against Edmonton.
Trailing 2-0 late in the first, Los Angeles made it 2-1 on a strange goal. Mike Cammalleri mishandled Brent Sopel‘s breakaway pass resulting in Miikka Kiprusoff racing out towards the loose puck. As Cammalleri chased it, Kiprusoff slid and from just inside the Flames blue-line kicked out his pad. However, the puck bounced off Visnovsky, flew back over Kiprusoff’s head where Visnovsky got it back from Cammalleri and fired it into the empty net.
NOTES: Calgary D Andrei Zyuzin (groin) returned after missing six games while LW Jeff Friesen (hand) came back after missing four games . . . Chuck Kobasew has no goals in 12 games just one in his last 28.