Final

Series (Game 1 of 4)

Calgary leads 3-1

Game 1: Thursday, October 18th
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Game 2: Saturday, January 5th
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Game 3: Friday, January 18th
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Game 4: Friday, February 15th
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Kings 3

(2-6-0, 4 pts)

Flames 4

(3-2-2, 8 pts)

9:00 PM ET, October 18, 2007

Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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D. Langkow (Flames - C): Goals: 2, Assists: 1

A. Kopitar (Kings - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 2

R. Regehr (Flames - D): Goals: 0, Assists: 2

Langkow's two goals make history in Flames' comeback win

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- The Calgary Flames have been turning in a daily double ever since the season began.

And now they're in the record book.

Daymond Langkow had two goals and an assist Thursday night as the Flames erased an early deficit and beat the Los Angeles Kings 4-3. It marked the seventh straight game to start the season that a Calgary player has scored twice.

As it was in the opening two games, it was Langkow's turn again. His 200th NHL goal at 6:11 of the second period tied it 2-2, and after Craig Conroy gave the Flames the lead at 11:33, Langkow struck again.

On a power play, Kristian Huselius slid the puck over to Langkow, who zipped a high shot over Jean-Sebastien Aubin's glove from the top of the crease. That broke the mark of six games set by Ottawa in 1917 and matched by the Senators three years later.

"That's a real unselfish play, he could have made one move to his backhand and put it in but (Huselius) chose to give it to me and I had an empty net," Langkow said.

After Langkow opened the season with consecutive two-goal games, Huselius, Matthew Lombardi, Huselius again, and Jarome Iginla followed. Langkow's second on Thursday was his 500th NHL point.

"It's a neat thing, for sure, hopefully we can keep it up," Huselius said. "That (record) was a long time ago, but it's nothing we really think about, it just happens and if we can keep it alive that's great, but we don't focus on it."

Huselius also scored for the Flames (3-2-2), who kicked off their seven-game homestand with their first home victory in three tries.

"The win is definitely the icing on the cake, that's what you play for," Langkow said. "The other stuff is just a bonus."

Mike Cammalleri, Dustin Brown, and Anze Kopitar scored for Los Angeles (2-6), which has lost six of seven. Kopitar added two assists giving him a team-high 11 points.

"I don't think that we played terrible but we made a few lazy mistakes in the second period that you can't make against a good team," Cammalleri said.

The Kings took a 2-0 lead 10 minutes into the game.

Cammalleri slapped a shot past Miikka Kiprusoff during a two-man advantage at 3:59. Brown doubled the lead when he cruised down the wing and whipped a wrist shot past Kiprusoff at 10:17.

Calgary cut it to 2-1 when Huselius snapped a shot from the slot past Aubin with seven seconds remaining in the first period, a goal that came with the Flames on a two-man advantage.

The Flames' comeback came on the heels of a 5-4 shootout loss Tuesday night in Denver in which the roles were reversed. Calgary led 4-0, but the Avalanche rallied to win.

"This is a big win, obviously, coming off that loss in Colorado," Langkow said. "We got down early but we were able to come back. It's a good character builder."

Making his second straight start after returning from a groin injury, Aubin struggled on a couple of shots and finished with 25 saves.

Kiprusoff stopped 31 shots.

Game notes


Calgary coach Mike Keenan shuffled his lineup with D Anders Eriksson and C Mark Smith sitting out for the first time. C Wayne Primeau was inserted and D David Hale made his first appearance of the season. ... Los Angeles LW Ladislav Nagy, signed as a free agent in the summer, was a healthy scratch for the Kings for the second straight game. ... Calgary began a stretch in which it will play only two road games in 30 days. ... Kiprusoff is one of three goalies who have played every minute of his team's games. The others are Philadelphia's Martin Biron and Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers.

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