Eric Nystrom scored the go-ahead goal with 8:14 left to lift the Calgary Flames to a 2-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday night.
Rookie center Warren Peters pressured Fabian Brunnstrom into giving up the puck in his zone. Dustin Boyd kept the play onside and swept a pass to Nystrom as he broke to the net.
Nystrom moved in and fired a shot from 20 feet that squeezed in under the arm of goalie Marty Turco. Nystrom's fourth goal of the season was his first in 14 games.
Jamie Lundmark also scored for the Flames, who increased their Northwest Division lead over Vancouver to five points.
Brendan Morrison scored the lone goal for Dallas, ninth in the Western Conference.
Miikka Kiprusoff made 18 saves to earn his NHL-leading 41st win of the season (41-17-5) and his 200th in the NHL. Kiprusoff had surrendered 19 goals in his previous four starts and was pulled by coach Mike Keenan twice.
Turco made 29 saves for Dallas.
Trailing 1-0, Calgary tied it at 5:39 of the second period when Lundmark converted a 2-on-1 that was set up by a nifty give-and-go between Daymond Langkow and Boyd.
Lundmark was recalled from Quad Cities (AHL) on Feb. 19 when Flames forward Rene Bourque injured his ankle. The 28-year-old journeyman has had a productive month, posting five goals and four assists in 12 games.
After an uneventful first period, Dallas opened the scoring 1:10 into the second.
Stephane Robidas' shot didn't get through, but the bouncing puck landed on the stick of Morrison as he skated through the slot. He quickly flipped a backhander past Kiprusoff.
It was the second goal in eight games for Morrison since he was picked up on waivers on March 4 from the Anaheim Ducks. Morrison has 18 goals in 48 career games against Calgary.
In his home debut for the Flames, Olli Jokinen had a few dangerous chances but did not earn a point. Jokinen had six goals and two assists in his three previous games.
Notes@: Injuries sustained Tuesday in Vancouver to Dallas forwards Mike Modano (lower body) and Steve Begin (upper body) created openings for Mark Parrish (head, 3 games) and Brunnstrom (shoulder, 4 games) to return from injury. RW Krystofer Barch also missed his first game this season. Mike Ribeiro and Trevor Daley are the only two Stars who have played in all 71 games. ... Flames RW Jarome Iginla was awarded a silver stick to commemorative his becoming the leading point-getter in team history. Iginla set the mark on March 1. ... Langkow needs one point for 600 in the NHL. ... The Flames are 7-0 in games that follow at least three days off.
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