Series (Game 3 of 4)
Nashville leads 4-0
(36-19-7, 79 pts)
(35-19-7, 77 pts)
9:00 PM ET, March 7, 2006
Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
D. Legwand (Predators - C): Goals: 2, Assists: 0
J. Leopold (Flames - D): Goals: 0, Assists: 1
K. Huselius (Flames - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0
Nashville (35-19-7) at Calgary (35-18-7) 9:00 pm EST
CALGARY, Alberta (Ticker) - The Calgary Flames have not played
away from home since February 6. The way they play at
Saddledome, that likely sits just fine with them.
The Flames continue a long homestand and look to strengthen
their hold on first place in the Northwest Division when they
host the Nashville Predators on Tuesday.
Calgary has won four of five games during its long stretch
without a road game, improving to 22-6-3 here. Its 22 home wins
rank second only to the Predators in the Western Conference.
Netminder Miikka Kiprusoff again was the star for the Flames in
Saturday's 2-0 triumph over San Jose, making 26 saves for his
league-leading seventh shutout. No other NHL goalie has as many
Chris Simon and Jarome Iginla both scored for Calgary, which has
the third-fewest goals in the league but has allowed the second
Nashville, which enters tied with Calgary for fourth in the
Western Conference standings in points with 77, opened a
four-game road trip with a 3-2 overtime loss to Edmonton on
The Predators opened a 2-1 lead after one period on goals by
Scottie Upshall and Paul Kariya, but managed just six shots on
goal over the final two periods and OT.
In the last meeting between the teams December 27, the Flames
took leads of 2-0 and 3-2 before Jerred Smithson and Upshall
scored in the third period to lift Nashville to a 4-3 victory.