The Calgary Flames entered Nashville mid-way through their six game road swing down the West. A win would give the Flames points in the last 10 away games and extend their lead on Colorado in the NW division. Nashville has also benefited from 8 wins in the month of November, a month that has been kind to the Flames and for Jarome Iginla.
Tonight, the Flames not only won, they did it in grand style and Kiprusoff recorded his 33rd shutout and second in back to back games.
The first period was a textbook road period. Although the Flames didn’t score, the Predators had little answer for the relentless Calgary forecheck. Calgary had the majority of the chances, stood tall in the big heavyweight tilt between McGrattan and Belak, and came out with a 12-6 shot lead. The scoring started in the second.
David Moss scored his 5th of the year blocking a shot and breaking down on a breakaway to tuck away the eventual game winner between the legs of Nashville’s Rinne.
3 minutes later the PP clicked against one of the best PK units currently. Nigel Dawes got his eighth from Iginla and Phaneuf.
Rounding out the scoring in the third period was Adam Pardy, scoring his second off a nice transition and feed from Jokinen. Then Glencross scored an empty netter with 4 minutes l eft on the PK. Nashville had the goalie pulled and Glencroos flipped a shot from his goal line to score his sixth and cap a three point night.
Jarome Iginla put the nail (Again) in the coffin with his 17th goal of the season giving the Flames the 5-0 win. That shut out also means Kipper hasn’t let in a goal for over 140 minutes of hockey.
Notes: Healthy scratches were Kronwall, up from the AHL, and Prust. Bourque may return Thursday in Phoenix.