The Calgary Flames are only one point back of a playoff spot. On Friday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome, the Flames defeated the Winnipeg Jets by a score of 5-3.
The Flames got a huge offensive performance from winger Alex Tanguay who notched a goal and three assists. The 32 year-old veteran from Ste-Justine, Quebec now has two goals and seven assists in his last five games.
Other Flames with big nights were Jarome Iginla (one goal, two assists), Olli Jokinen (three assists), and defenceman Mark Giordano (one goal and on assist).
Another Flame that has played well as of late has been Matt Stajan, the only Flame left from the Dion Phaneuf blockbuster trade with Toronto. Stajan got a first period goal and notched an assist on Tanguay’s second period game winner. He is also playing strong defensively at the moment too as head coach Brent Sutter is having him play with Iginla a little more.
Sven Baertschi, the Flames first round pick from the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, made his NHL debut. The Swiss native had one shot in 9:08 of ice time.
The Flames won despite being outshot 45-27. Mikka Kiprusoff made 42 saves in the victory. The Flames have 74 total points and are one point back of the San Jose Sharks for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. They next play the Minnesota Wild on Sunday afternoon.
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