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Jarome Iginla lifts Flames past Blues

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.

D'Agostini pounced on a rebound of a loose puck in the slot to open the scoring 12:20 into the game, ending Kiprusoff's shutout streak against the Blues at 144:31.

Backes made it 2-0 lead with his 100th career goal, collecting Shattenkirk's slick feed into the slot and hammering the puck past Kiprusoff with 5:33 left in the second.

Iginla answered for the Flames just 1:21 after Backes' goal, backhanding a puck high into the net past Halak after a feed from Tanguay.

The Flames tied it in the third when Tanguay converted Iginla's pass and beat Halak upstairs 8:01 into the period following a St. Louis turnover in the neutral zone.

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.