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Calgary Flames 5, Anaheim Ducks 1 FINAL

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:15 AM

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Calgary Flames 5, Anaheim Ducks 1 FINAL
Calgary Flames 5, Anaheim Ducks 1

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- The Anaheim Mighty Ducks only wish they had Craig Conroy's problems.

Conroy had a career-high four assists to lead the Calgary Flames to a 5-1 victory over Anaheim on Monday.

The Flames won in Anaheim for the first time since January 13, 1999, ending a nine-game winless stretch (0-6-3) at the Pond.

"I'll take four assists any night, but I just can't buy a goal right now," said Conroy, who has just one goal in 25 games this season. "It was still a good win for the team, though."

An inability to score is a problem Anaheim can certainly relate to. The Ducks peppered Flames goaltender Roman Turek with 37 shots -- including 20 in the opening period -- but failed to score more than one goal for the third time in four games.

"We had every opportunity in the world to score and we didn't finish," Anaheim coach Mike Babcock said. "They finished their opportunities and got better. We got discouraged."

With the game tied 1-1, Calgary forward Martin Gelinas pushed a loose rebound under the pads of Anaheim goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere at 12:09 of the second.

Just 2:14 later, Saprykin drilled a shot from the right corner that deflected off the skates of two Anaheim defensemen, Todd Simpson and Ruslan Salei, before landing behind Giguere.

Josh Green and Chris Clark added third-period goals for the Flames to help Turek secure his first win of the season.

"It was a huge moment for me," Turek said. "Before the game, I was very focused. I just wanted to win one game. It was important for me, and more important for the team."

Turek made his second consecutive start. Jamie McLennan started eight games immediately following a knee injury to regular starter Miikka Kiprusoff.

Toni Lydman also scored for the Flames, who played for the first time this season without captain and leading scorer Jarome Iginla. He sprained his left ankle Saturday against Dallas.

With Iginla sidelined, Chuck Kobasew moved into the Calgary lineup and got two assists.

"We didn't miss a beat," Flames assistant coach Rich Preston said. "He gave us a lot of speed."

Flames forward Krzysztof Oliwa was given a five-minute match penalty and ejected for deliberately attempting to injure Giguere midway through the first period.

Oliwa elbowed Giguere in the head as he barreled by him behind the Anaheim net.

"It was a stupid play by an idiot," said Giguere, who had his mask knocked off and was sent sprawling to the ice by the collision. "As long as you have guys like that in the NHL, it's going to happen."

The Ducks failed to score on the ensuing five-minute power play but did manage to take a 1-0 lead when Sergei Fedorov's pass across the crease hit Turek's stick and deflected in at 18:08 of the first.

The Flames tied it on a slap shot from the right by point by Lydman during a power play 6:51 into the second.

scoring summary
1st Period
Sergei Fedorov (16) ASST: Rob Niedermayer (7), Petr Sykora (13)
1 - 0 ANA
2nd Period
PPG - Toni Lydman (3) ASST: Andrew Ference (8), Craig Conroy (11)
1 - 1 Tie
Martin Gelinas (10) ASST: Craig Conroy (12), Chuck Kobasew (8)
2 - 1 CGY
Oleg Saprykin (9) ASST: Andrew Ference (9), Chuck Kobasew (9)
3 - 1 CGY
3rd Period
Josh Green (2) ASST: Shean Donovan (9), Craig Conroy (13)
4 - 1 CGY
PPG - Chris Clark (6) ASST: Toni Lydman (8), Craig Conroy (14)
5 - 1 CGY
penalty summary
1st Period
Cam Severson  Roughing
Krzysztof Oliwa  Roughing
Krzysztof Oliwa  Match - deliberate injury
Rob Niedermayer  Holding stick - Obstruction
2nd Period
Todd Simpson  Slashing
Cam Severson  Boarding
3rd Period
Martin Gelinas  Slashing
Jean-Sebastien Giguere  Roughing
Rob Niedermayer  Hi-sticking
Martin Gelinas  Holding the stick
Rhett Warrener  Slashing
goalie stats
Roman Turek
Roman Turek
SA: 37TOI: 59:44
Saves: 36EV: 22 - 23
PIM: 0PP: 13 - 13
SV%: .973SH: 1 - 1
Jean-Sebastien Giguere
Jean-Sebastien Giguere
SA: 27TOI: 60:00
Saves: 22EV: 17 - 20
PIM: 2PP: 5 - 7
SV%: .815SH: 0 - 0 is the official Web site of the Anaheim Ducks. Anaheim Ducks and are trademarks of Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club, LLC. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2015 Anaheim Ducks Hockey Club, LLC and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.