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By dengdai on Apr 29, 2014 02:50 AM
Calgary, AB (Sports Network) - Curtis Glencross had a goal and two assists as the Calgary Flames took a 4-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets at Scotiabank Saddledome. http://www.hockeyavalancheshop.com/Burgundy-Red-Ryan-OReilly-Jersey/ . Rene Bourque and Olli Jokinen each had a goal and an assist while Jarome Iginla also scored for the Flames, who jumped from the eighth spot to fifth place in the Western Conference. Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 37 shots as Calgary won for the third time in the past four games. Through this whole process, weve been getting contributions from everyone and different times different guys have stepped up, said Calgary head coach Brent Sutter. I thought our top guys really started playing well in St. Louis. I was proud of everyone, just the gutsy effort that everyone had tonight. Antoine Vermette had a goal and an assist while Jan Hejda and Craig Rivet also lit the lamp for the Blue Jackets, who have dropped their past four games. Steve Mason stopped 24 shots in the loss. The Blue Jackets had two penalty shots awarded to them in the game, but missed on both opportunities. It was the first time a team missed two penalty shots in one game since the Rangers missed two against the Red Wings on February 16, 1986. We had more than our share of opportunities to equal that game tonight, said Columbus head coach Scott Arneil. Their guy was better, theres no doubt -- he made some gigantic stops. With the score tied at 2-2 in the second, Calgary grabbed the lead with a power-play marker when Bourque backhanded home a rebound from a sharp angle at the right side at the 8:48 mark. Less than two minutes later, again on the power play, a shot from the left point by Anton Babchuk was redirected past Mason by Glencross in front. Columbus first penalty shot came less than two minutes later when Matt Calvert was awarded the free shot, but he missed it. Columbus did make it a one-goal game 6:34 into the third as a slap shot from Hejda at the left point just before the puck crossed the blue line saw the puck sail into the right corner. Vermette then had a chance to tie the game as he was given a penalty shot at the 9:25 mark, but Kiprusoff made the save. Columbus got Mason out of the net for an extra attacker with just over a minute to play, but Kiprusoff made several stops, including a Rick Nash shot and the follow-up, to save the victory. Rivet scored 3:45 into the game while Jokinen posted his 14th marker of the season at the 8:13 mark. Iginla scored 44 seconds later for his 29th goal of the season while Vermette evened the score less than two minutes into the second. GAME NOTES:R.J. Umberger missed a penalty shot in Columbus loss to Edmonton on Thursday...Columbus wraps up its five-game road trip on Monday against St. Louis...Calgary hosts Nashville on Sunday...The Flames took three of the four games against Columbus this season...Calgary was 2-for-7 on the power play while Columbus went 0-for-3. http://www.hockeyavalancheshop.com/Burgundy-Red-PA-Parenteau-Jersey/ . Ukraine coach Oleg Blokhin rated the chances of his captain being fit to play at "50-50" and said he would only decide shortly before kickoff on Tuesday. "We are doing everything possible to make him play," Blokhin said through an interpreter. http://www.hockeyavalancheshop.com/Burgundy-Red-Rob-Ramage-Jersey/ . Schumachers fall at the Meribel ski resort in the French Alps eight days ago, in which he hit his head on a rock, has left the 45-year-old in a medically-induced coma for a severe brain trauma. PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Suns were worn out from an overtime victory in Denver the previous night. The Boston Celtics hadnt played since the All-Star break. So the Suns 100-94 victory over Boston Wednesday night was an uphill affair, with Phoenix relying on balance rather than its trademark high energy. Six Phoenix players hit double figures, led by Markieff Morris 18. Goran Dragic and Gerald Green added 17 points apiece for Phoenix. Channing Frye had 15, among them a crucial 3-pointer with 1:20 left. Markieffs twin brother, Marcus, scored 10 of his 11 in the second half, including a 32-footer at the third-quarter buzzer. P.J. Tucker had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Suns, who took the lead for good with a 17-0 second-half run, then used free throws to hold off the Celtics at the end. Rajon Rondo had 18 points and 10 assists for the Celtics. Brandon Bass also had 18 and Jeff Green added 17 points. The Suns took the lead for good by scoring the final 12 of the third quarter and first five of the fourth, going up 71-61 on Marcus Morris dunk with 9:45 to play. Boston, though, came back, and Kelly Olynyks 3-pointer from the corner cut Phoenixs lead to 88-86 with 3:59 to play. Phoenix made four of six free throws to make it 92-86, then Gerald Wallaces two free throws sliced the lead to 92-88. Frye made a 3, the Suns fiirst field goal in 5:07, and Phoenix led 95-88 with 1:20 to play. http://www.hockeyavalancheshop.com/Burgundy-Red-Matt-Duchene-Jersey/. Jeff Greens two free throws with 30 seconds to play cut it to 97-94. Dragic missed a reverse layup and Boston got the ball with 23 seconds to go. But rather than try for a game-tying 3, the Celtics went for two. Rondo missed a driving layup and Jared Sullinger couldnt score on the rebound, then Gerald Green put it away with two free throws with 10.9 seconds to go. The Celtics outscored Phoenix 16-4 to start the second half to lead 66-56, but the Suns got the last dozen of the quarter, capped by Marcus Morris long one at the buzzer. The Suns never trailed in the first half but were up only 52-50 at the break. In the first half, the Celtics scored 18 points off 14 turnovers, the Suns just two points off eight Boston turnovers. Phoenix had only four turnovers in the second half to Bostons six. Notes: The Celtics opened a four-game road trip. ... Gerald Greens career-high 36 points at Denver were the most by a Phoenix player this season. ... Phoenix matched its season best of 11 games above .500. ... Boston fell to 4-19 against the Western Conference. ... Bass, who didnt score in the fourth quarter, fell two shy of his season high. ... Sullinger limped off with a twisted ankle with 10.9 seconds to play. ... Phoenix is home against San Antonio on Friday night. ' ' '
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