David Moss leads Flames past Blues
CALGARY, Alberta – David Moss had two power-play goals and added an assist in the Calgary Flames' 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night.
Flames defenseman Adam Pardy added his first goal of the season — and fourth in 143 career games — and Jarome Iginla had an empty-net goal. The Flames have won four straight.
Miikka Kiprusoff made 28 saves, allowing only Philip McRae's first NHL goal midway through the third period. McRae, the 20-year-old son of former NHL enforcer Basil McRae, was playing his seventh NHL game.
The Blues have lost four in a row.
Calgary opened the scoring 5:34 into the game, taking advantage of St. Louis defenseman Erik Johnson's error. Goalie Ty Conklin stuck out his pad to stop Moss's snap shot from the wing, but rebound bounced into the slot and Johnson misplayed the clearing attempt and fired it straight into his own net.
As the 22-year-old Johnson sat shaking his head on the bench, highlights of the blooper were shown over and over again on the video screen to the roars of the sellout Saddledome crowd.
NOTES: The Flames are 10-3-3 in their last 16 games. ... Kiprusoff has 259 regular-season victories to moves past Ken Dryden into 38th place on the NHL's career list. ... Calgary's Craig Conroy cleared waivers and must now decide whether to retire or report to the Flames' AHL affiliate. The Flames are expecting the 39-year-old center to make his decision after the All-Star break.