Iginla Milestone Lifts Flames Over Blues 3-2
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jarome Iginla scored his second goal of the game with 5:03 left to reach 1,000 points and help the Calgary Flames rally for a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Friday night.
Iginla became the 77th player in NHL history to record 1,000 points when he beat goalie Jaroslav Halak with a wrist shot on a breakaway for the Flames, down 2-0 in the second period.
Iginla also had an assist. He has 39 goals and 41 assists in 79 games this season and 480 goals and 520 assists in 1,103 career regular-season games — all for the Flames.
Alex Tanguay added a goal and two assists, and Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 25 shots as Calgary remained three points behind Chicago in the race for final Western Conference playoff spot.
David Backes had a goal and an assist, Matt D’Agostini also scored, and Kevin Shattenkirk had two assists for the Blues, eliminated from playoff contention when Chicago beat Columbus 4-3 in a shootout.
NOTES: Both teams welcomed back injured players Friday. The Flames got back C Daymond Langkow (Broken neck), who saw his first game in more than a year. D Barret Jackman (broken index finger) and LW Alex Steen (ankle sprain) returned for the Blues. Both missed 10 games. … Iginla has 67 points in 56 career games against the Blues. … Flames D Jay Bouwmeester currently holds the NHL’s longest ironman streak after playing in his 503rd game. … Shattenkirk extended his career-high points streak to six games. … D’Agostini has 13 points in 11 games.
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