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Iginla Milestone Lifts Flames Over Blues 3-2

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Calgary Flames Anton Babchuk (33) congratulates teammate Jarome Iginla after scoring the game winning goal as St. Louis Blues goaltender Jaroslav Halak regroups in the third period at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on April 1, 2011. Calgary won the game 3-2.     UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Calgary Flames Anton Babchuk (33) congratulates teammate Jarome Iginla after scoring the game winning goal as St. Louis Blues goaltender Jaroslav Halak regroups in the third period at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on April 1, 2011. Calgary won the game 3-2. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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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.

Copyright Associated Press

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