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Series (Game 6 of 8)

Calgary leads 6-2

Game 1: Wednesday, October 5th
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Game 2: Tuesday, November 1st
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Game 3: Monday, November 14th
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Game 4: Thursday, December 29th
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Game 5: Saturday, January 14th
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Game 6: Sunday, March 19th
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Game 7: Tuesday, March 21st
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Game 8: Friday, April 7th
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(38-21-8, 84 pts)

Wild 2

(31-30-7, 69 pts)

7:00 PM ET, March 19, 2006

Xcel Energy Center, Saint Paul, Minnesota

1 2 3 T
CGY 1 0 23
MIN 0 1 12

J. Iginla (Flames - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

M. Chouinard (Wild - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

D. Langkow (Flames - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

Langkow, Iginla lead Flames to first road win since Feb. 6

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The Calgary Flames were happy to have Miikka Kiprusoff behind them on a night they gave up 40 shots.

Daymond Langkow and Jarome Iginla each had a goal and an assist, and the Flames earned their first road win in more than a month by defeating the Minnesota Wild 3-2 Sunday night.

"We gave up too many shots to be happy, but a lot of those came on special teams," Flames alternate captain Robyn Regehr said. "We were happy to get the points, and it's good to know the guys in here can rebound."

The Flames lost 9-4 at Nashville on Saturday but bounced back. Langkow scored his 20th goal in the first period and assisted on Jarome Iginla's team-leading 31st in the third. With the game tied 2-2, Iginla passed to Kristian Huselius for the winner with 5:08 to play, giving Calgary its first win away from home since defeating San Jose on Feb. 6.

Carrying the puck into the left corner, Iginla flipped a backhand pass to Huselius who was closing in on the Wild net from the left side. Huselius' low shot beat goaltender Manny Fernandez, giving Huselius two goals in two nights.

After the Flames started the game with six unanswered shots on goal, Minnesota outshot the Flames 18-5 in the second period and 14-4 in the final 20 minutes. But Calgary struggled on the power play. Mark Chouinard and Wes Walz scored for the Wild, who have just two wins since the Olympic break.

"It seems like we wait and see what's going to happen before we go," Walz said. "In the second and third we played well, but we waited too long to get going."

Walz's goal came after a long shot by Brian Rolston that Kiprusoff thought he would grab with his glove. The rebound squirted to the right of the net, where Walz swatted the puck in with a low wrist shot.

"When facing a good goaltender, rebounds are a lot more important than the first shot, because they usually stop it," Wild coach Jacques Lemaire said. "He's probably the best goaltender in the league right now. Very solid, very confident."

Kiprusoff, who spent a rare night on the bench in Saturday's loss to Nashville, made 37 saves in his return. Calgary's penalty kill was especially stingy, as the Flames allowed just one power-play goal in seven opportunities. Minnesota had a full 2 minutes of 5-on-3 power play in the first period but managed only four shots.

"It was a lot of shots, but they have a few guys who can shoot the puck, especially on the power play," Kiprusoff said.

Manny Fernandez made 16 saves in the loss.

The news for Minnesota got worse in the first period when a shot by defenseman Kurtis Foster struck Wild forward Todd White just above the left skate. White broke his leg on the play and is expected to be out for 4-to-6 weeks.

"It was just one of those things," said White, who has 19 goals this season. "I stand in front of the net every game. That one just got me."

Game notes


The Wild, who rotate their team captaincy, chose Walz to wear the 'C' the remainder of the regular season. Walz was last honored in December 2000. ... This was the third contest in Calgary's seven-game road trip -- its longest this season. ... An apparent Wild goal by Andrei Zyuzin in the first period was disallowed after officials ruled that Kyle Wanvig interfered with Kiprusoff. ... Langkow has recorded two points in three of four games.

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