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Flames win third straight

Michael Cammalleri scored twice, while David Moss notched thegame-winner on a late third-period power play to lead the Flames totheir third straight win and eighth in their last nine games.

Flames 3, Blues 1

The Skinny: Michael Cammalleri scored twice, while David Moss notched the game-winner on a late third-period power play to lead the Flames to their third straight win and eighth in their last nine games.

The Quote: “I expect his (goals) to come in bundles,” Cammalleri said of linemate Jarome Iginla, who hasn’t scored in five games. “He had a couple really good shots in the third that he got off in Jarome fashion, hard and crisp. They did everything but go in.”

The Gaffe: After St. Louis forward Dan Hinote took a harmless shot on goal late in the opening frame, Curtis Glencross accidentally swatted the puck past Miikka Kiprusoff to give the Blues a 1-0 lead.

The Redemption:
Exactly one minute later, Michael Cammalleri wired a perfect shot to the top corner over St. Louis goalie Chris Mason’s outstretched glove during a Calgary power play to tie the contest.

The Rating: Two out of five stars. A late surge by the Flames sent the fans home happy, but Calgary still looked like a team that hadn’t played in five days, while the Blues played like the worst team in the Western Conference. ** (out of five)

The Next Game: Nine days after beating the San Jose Sharks 5-2 on home ice, the Flames travel to northern California for a rematch this Thursday (8:30 p.m., Sportsnet, Fan 960).

 
 
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