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game recap

Flames 5, Blackhawks 2

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 3:48 AM

Associated Press

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Flames 5, Blackhawks 2
Chicago Blackhawks 2, Calgary Flames 5
Three Stars of the Game
Curtis Glencross
1st
Curtis Glencross
G: 2Shots: 4
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 3PIM: 2
+/-: 2TOI: 16:16
Rene Bourque
2nd
Rene Bourque
LW
G: 1Shots: 4
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 2
+/-: 2TOI: 16:43
Lee Stempniak
3rd
Lee Stempniak
G: 1Shots: 1
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 13:05

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Curtis Glencross woke up the Calgary Flames' offense.

Glencross had two of Calgary's season-high five goals, and added an assist to lead the Calgary Flames to a 5-2 win over the visiting Chicago Blackhawks on Friday.

"We haven't been good at home lately and hopefully we can get more fan support behind us here," Glencross said. "They're sticking behind us, but hopefully tonight we can get them to believe in us a little more again.

"Every team goes through their times when pucks aren't going in for them and it's huge for the city and the fans to stick behind them. If you're kind of getting the gears from everyone, it makes it a little tougher and you hold onto your stick a little tighter."

The season-high five-goal output was a relief for the Flames after they managed just one goal in five of their previous eight.

Calgary improved to 5-0 when scoring four or more goals. Lee Stempniak, Rene Bourque and Paul Byron also scored for the Flames.

"When you play Calgary, it's about working hard and making it simple and we didn't do that tonight," Chicago coach Joel Quenneville said. "We always measure what we gave up and what we gave up tonight was our own doing - five goals that were all preventable, the way we have to play or the way we want to play."

Defenseman T.J. Brodie, called up from the AHL on Nov. 9, got his first NHL point by assisting on Stempniak's goal.

It's been the big knock on us that we haven't scored goals this year," Stempniak said. "Goaltending has been good and the defense has been good. We're just not scoring enough goals to win games."

Viktor Stahlberg and Marian Hossa scored for the Blackhawks goals. Miikka Kiprusoff made 30 saves on 32 shots for the win.

Chicago's Corey Crawford stopped 21 of 26.

Calgary scored twice in a 17-second span at the start of the second period to take a 3-1 lead. The Blackhawks reduced the deficit with a power-play goal, but Glencross restored Calgary's two-goal cushion heading into the third.

The Blackhawks couldn't score on a two-man advantage with 2:45 remaining in the game.

Notes: Chicago D Brent Seabrook was scratched for a second straight game with a "lower-body injury" he sustained Sunday against Edmonton. ... Calgary avenged a 4-1 loss Nov. 11 in Chicago. ... Calgary's power-play continues to be a drag on the offence, going 2-for-42 at home.

scoring summary
1st Period
05:41
CGY
Lee Stempniak (4) Snap shot - ASST: Alex Tanguay (10), TJ Brodie (1)
1 - 0 CGY
06:45
CHI
Viktor Stalberg (5) Deflected shot - ASST: Jonathan Toews (8), Nick Leddy (12)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
00:40
CGY
Rene Bourque (6) Snap shot - ASST: Curtis Glencross (5), Scott Hannan (4)
2 - 1 CGY
00:57
CGY
Paul Byron (2) Backhand shot - ASST: Roman Horak (5)
3 - 1 CGY
05:03
CHI
PPG - Marian Hossa (9) Slapshot - ASST: Duncan Keith (10), Jonathan Toews (9)
3 - 2 CGY
11:04
CGY
Curtis Glencross (6) Wrist shot - ASST: Jay Bouwmeester (5), Olli Jokinen (7)
4 - 2 CGY
3rd Period
06:46
CGY
Curtis Glencross (7) Wrist shot - ASST: Olli Jokinen (8)
5 - 2 CGY
penalty summary
1st Period
08:53
CHI
Sami Lepisto  Hi-sticking against  Paul Byron
09:23
CGY
Alex Tanguay  Holding the stick against  Jonathan Toews
2nd Period
03:09
CHI
Viktor Stalberg  Roughing against  Olli Jokinen
03:09
CGY
Olli Jokinen  Roughing against  Viktor Stalberg
04:37
CGY
Jarome Iginla  Hi-sticking against  Duncan Keith
11:52
CGY
Tom Kostopoulos  Roughing against  John Scott
11:52
CHI
John Scott  Roughing against  Tom Kostopoulos
13:50
CHI
Marcus Kruger  Hooking against  Mark Giordano
3rd Period
16:26
CGY
Curtis Glencross  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
17:45
CGY
Rene Bourque  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
goalie stats
Corey Crawford
SA: 26TOI: 60:00
Saves: 21EV: 20 - 25
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 1
SV%: .808SH: 0 - 0
Miikka Kiprusoff
Miikka Kiprusoff
8-7-0
SA: 32TOI: 60:00
Saves: 30EV: 26 - 27
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 5
SV%: .938SH: 0 - 0