Feb 7, 2012, 1:53 AM EDT
It took until the eighth round of a shootout to prove it, but the Calgary Flames still can’t beat the Ducks in Anaheim.
The Ducks won 3-2 (SO) despite coughing up a 2-0 lead. This marks the 14th consecutive time they’ve beaten the Flames at home, which means that they’ll only have one more chance to keep Brent Sutter from saying that they haven’t beaten the Ducks in Anaheim in 51 years.
(Note: Sutter’s hyperbolic estimates might go in dog years instead, though.)
Miikka Kiprusoff was aiming for the 300th win of his NHL career but lost the game after stopping 31 out of 33 shots. Jarome Iginla and Bobby Ryan each hit the 20-goal mark for their respective team. It’s a remarkable achievement for Iginla in particular as this marks the 13th consecutive season he’s managed the feat, as Eric Stephens points out.
Check out highlights from the game below.
- NHL on NBCSN: Stakes high for Kings, ‘Hawks tonight 9
- Blackhawks’ Sharp: ‘We knew we had to get two points’ 12
- Video: Brian Engblom takes a puck to the head 12
- Flames jump back into third in Pacific, beat Preds 6
- Letang concussed, Penguins will dress five defensemen 18
- NHL on NBCSN: Sharks desperate for wins, Penguins seek definitive end to slump 7
- Video: Bolts lose Garrison, Paquette in loss to Wings 4
- Bruins ruin Lundqvist’s return 28
- Video: Letang hospitalized after Doan hit (Update) 48
- Bruins chalk Rask’s absence up to dehydration (Update) 4