Blues lose final game before All-Star break
Friday, January 28, 2011
CALGARY, Alberta -- David Moss had two power-play goals and added an assist as the Calgary Flames beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Wednesday night in the final game for both teams before the five-day All-Star game break.
Flames defenseman Adam Pardy added his first goal of the season and Jarome Iginla had an empty-net goal. The Flames, two points behind three teams tied for seventh, have won four straight and are 10-3-3 in their last 16 games.
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.
"It will be good just to have some time to relax and recharge and forget about this last little bit here and come back ready to go," McRae said. "We come back and play Colorado and Edmonton. If we win those two games, we're right back in it."
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.
-- Associated Press