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Anaheim's Late Rally Isn't Enough in 3-1 Loss to Flames

Friday, 04.19.2013 / 9:05 PM

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Anaheim's Late Rally Isn't Enough in 3-1 Loss to Flames
Anaheim Ducks 1, Calgary Flames 3
Three Stars of the Game
Miikka Kiprusoff
1st
Miikka Kiprusoff
SA: 33TOI: 60:00
GA: 1EV: 29-30
PIM: 0PP: 2-2
SV%: .970SH: 1-1
Roman Horak
2nd
Roman Horak
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 2
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 18:06
Brian McGrattan
3rd
Brian McGrattan
RW
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 4
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 10:08
CALGARY -- Despite a strong opening 20 minutes and 33 shots put on net tonight, the Ducks could only get one by Miikka Kiprusoff in a 3-1 loss to Calgary. It was Anaheim's fourth consecutive loss and the first of a four-game road trip through Canada. The Ducks will travel to Edmonton and play back-to-back games beginning Sunday, before closing out their final road trip of the season on Thursday night in Vancouver.

Stopping five shots in the first three minutes and eight in the opening period, Kiprusoff -- the final link to Calgary's Stanley Cup Final in 2004 -- treated the crowd of 19,289 to a vintage first period.

At 2:50 into the game, Kiprusoff stopped Ducks forward Emerson Etem on the doorstep after denying Andrew Cogliano twice a shift earlier. "Kipper" continued his dominance over Cogliano at 12:25, flashing his quick glove to take another away.

The Flames rewarded Kiprusoff's stellar play with a quick goal to start the second period.

From the boards, Lee Stempniak sent a seemingly harmless slap shot on net that Ducks goaltender Jonas Hiller allowed to rebound. In front, Roman Horak obliged, slipping his second of the season through Hiller for a 1-0 lead 2:45 into the period.

Hiller redeemed himself with a save off Tim Jackman and the help of a post at 8:21. Breaking into the Anaheim zone, Jackman threw a tricky wrister on net, sidestepped a defender and grabbed the rebound, pumping another shot that struck iron.

Not to be outshone on his night, Kiprusoff flashed the glove once more for one of his 10 saves in the period, robbing Corey Perry cruising through the slot with the puck, much to the delight of fans near the midway mark of the frame.

Brian McGrattan gave Kiprusoff some breathing room 3:14 into the third period.

Poking the puck past Ducks defenseman Sheldon Souray at the Flames blueline, McGrattan beat Francois Beauchemin in a race to the disk before stepping around the defenseman. In alone on net, the pugilist showed poise throwing a fake before sliding his third of the season between Hiller's pads to give Calgary a 2-0 lead.

Kiprusoff made a pad save of a sharp shot from the point by Perry and another glove save on Souray, swatting away the blast just over five minutes into the third. He earned more applause from the crowd after blockering away Ryan Getzlaf's snap shot from the hashmarks at 8:32.

Perry ruined Kiprusoff's shutout bid with 3:41 remaining, taking a cross-slot pass from Kyle Palmieri and beating the goaltender to the blocker to cut the lead 2-1.

The goal set the stage for Kiprusoff's late heroics, stuffing Perry's attempt after pulling the puck off the end boards with just over two minutes remaining, prompting a loud chant directed his way followed by a standing ovation at the next stoppage.

An empty-net goal with 50.8 seconds remaining by Roman Cervenka sealed the win.

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
02:45
CGY
Roman Horak (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Lee Stempniak (21), Mike Cammalleri (17)
1 - 0 CGY
3rd Period
03:14
CGY
Brian McGrattan (3) Backhand shot - ASST: Mike Cammalleri (18), Brett Carson (1)
2 - 0 CGY
16:19
ANA
Corey Perry (14) Wrist shot - ASST: Kyle Palmieri (10), Cam Fowler (8)
2 - 1 CGY
19:09
CGY
EN - Roman Cervenka (7) Wrist shot - ASST: Sven Baertschi (4)
3 - 1 CGY
penalty summary
1st Period
03:07
ANA
Emerson Etem  Hi-sticking against  Chris Butler
10:26
CGY
Matt Stajan  Holding against  David Steckel
12:51
CGY
Mikael Backlund  Misconduct (10 min)
12:51
ANA
Ben Lovejoy  Interference against  Mikael Backlund
12:51
CGY
Mikael Backlund  Instigator against  Ben Lovejoy
12:51
CGY
Mikael Backlund  Fighting (maj) against  Ben Lovejoy
12:51
ANA
Ben Lovejoy  Fighting (maj) against  Mikael Backlund
13:24
CGY
Tim Jackman  Hi-sticking against  Bryan Allen
2nd Period
04:32
ANA
Bryan Allen  Hi-sticking against  Lee Stempniak
3rd Period
12:55
ANA
Matthew Lombardi  Hi-sticking against  Mikael Backlund
goalie stats
Jonas Hiller
SA: 30TOI: 58:58
Saves: 28EV: 21 - 23
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 6
SV%: .933SH: 1 - 1
Miikka Kiprusoff
Miikka Kiprusoff
8-13-2
SA: 33TOI: 60:00
Saves: 32EV: 29 - 30
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 2
SV%: .970SH: 1 - 1

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