It’s not too often Eastern teams visit the Dome but the hometown fans had an opportunity to see the likes of Jagr, Gomez, and Shannahan. Calgary looked to roll on their two game win-streak at home before heading off on the road. It was the home team who managed to strike first blood not two minutes into the opening frame as Aucoin blasted a point shot top-shelf.
Huselius Caps Four Point Night
Calgary again displayed moments of complete dominance using a game they know well: sound defence and hard forechecking. Iginla potted his 28 and 29th goals in the game, the first giving the Flames a 2-0 advantage early in the second. Later NY would draw within one off a lucky bounce that ricochet off Phanuef in front.
Some penalty trouble in the second helped NY claw back into the game with some momentum but Iginla again struck to quieten things down. 3-1 was the lead into the second but give NY credit, they never went away. Late in the second NY scored to draw within one but that’s as close as the away team would get.
In the third Huselius continued his tear by nicely breaking up a play late in the third to send himself on a partial break. Catching the puck along New York’s goal-line he shot a puck at Lundquivst who was caught out of position. NY would score with 14 seconds left with the extra attacker but Huselius’ unassisted tally stood as the GWG.
Both Huselius, Iginla, and Kiprusoff combined to contribute to Calgary’s 3rd straight win the draws them within 1 of the divisional lead. Next up, San Jose tomorrow.