Flames' Kiprusoff blanks Blues again 6-0

Flames' Kiprusoff blanks Blues again 6-0

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St. Louis Blues' Cam Janssen (55) slams Calgary Flames' Mark Giordano (5) into the boards in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 1, 2011, in St. Louis.(AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

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by R.B. Fallstrom

The Associated Press

Posted on March 1, 2011 at 9:42 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Miikka Kiprusoff shut out the St. Louis Blues for the second time in three days and Jarome Iginla had two goals and two assists in the Calgary Flames' 6-0 victory on Tuesday night.  

Iginla's line totaled 10 points, with Alex Tanguay getting a goal and two assists and Brendan Morrison adding three assists. The Flames finished 3-0 against the Blues, outscoring them 11-1, and have won eight of the last 10 in St. Louis.  

Making his 17th consecutive start, Kiprusoff stood out against a team that hadn't been blanked in an NHL-high 110 games before losing 1-0 Sunday night in Calgary. Kiprusoff stopped 25 shots for his sixth shutout of this season and 40th of his career, and hasn't allowed the Blues to score in 132 minutes and 11 seconds.  

The Blues threatened several times, but were often stymied by shots that either couldn't make it to the net or sailed wide. St. Louis had 27 shots in the loss at Calgary.  

Calgary led 1-0 after two periods on Tanguay's 17th of the season off Iginla's strip of defenseman Barret Jackman behind the St. Louis net in the first period. The Flames busted loose in the third against 23-year-old goalie Ben Bishop, making his third straight start in place of the injured Jaroslav Halak.  

Iginla scored his 26th on a 2-on-1 break with Morrison early in the period and got his 27th midway through the period. David Moss and Robyn Regehr added power-play goals against Bishop, who had stopped 58 of 59 shots his previous two starts and was in goal in Sunday's 1-0 loss.  

Niklas Hagman made it a five-goal third period with 4.8 seconds to go.  

NOTES: Flames D Jay Bouwmeester played in his 489th straight game, the longest active streak in the NHL. ...Tanguay has scored in five straight games with two goals and seven assists. ... The Flames have scored in 21 of their last 24 games. ... The Blues have sold out all 33 games, although thousands were gone by midway in the third. 

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