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Kotalik, Giordano lead Flames past Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Ales Kotalik and Mark Giordano scored, and Mikka Kiprusoff made 12 saves in the Calgary Flames' 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Friday night.

The Panthers had a season-low 13 shot on goal.

Dennis Seidenberg scored for Florida, and Tomas Vokoun stopped 38 shots.

Calgary won for just the fourth time in its past 16 games and ended a four-game road losing streak. Florida has lost three of its last four games.

Calgary took a 2-1 lead on Giordano's power-play goal with 2:42 left in the second period. The Flames won a facoff in the Panthers' end and Giordano's shot from the right point got cleanly past Vokoun, who was screened on the play.

Calgary opened the scoring with 10 seconds left in the first period. On a power play, Kotalik passed across the crease toward Matt Stajan at the side of the net. The puck glanced off a Panthers players' skate and into the net to give the Flames a 1-0 lead. It was Kotalik's first goal for the Flames since joining the team Sunday in a trade with the New York Rangers. Jay Bouwmeester and Niklas Hagman, both former Panthers, were credited with assists on the play.

The Panthers tied it 1:20 into the second period on a power-play goal by Seidenberg, his second of the season. Seidenberg got a rebound at the right circle and put a wrist shot past Kiprusoff's glove side.

Bouwmeester returned to the Panthers' home ice for the first time since playing his final game there on April 11. Bouwmeester, who played with the Panthers since 2002, was traded to Calgary on June 27 and signed a five-year deal with them. Friday's game marked the 400th consecutive game for Bouwmeester, who was booed by the Florida crowd every time he touched the puck in the opening period.

NOTES: Calgary captain Jarome Iginla played his 1,000th game, and teammate Daymond Langkow played in No. 999. ... The game was the only meeting between the two teams this season.

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