Thursday, February 21, 2008

Trade Bait Tanguay Tallies two

"I don't know how you can leave Iginla alone in front of the net, but we did"--an exasperated Dave Tippet explains how the Stars handed the Flames a victory on Wednesday night.

The drum beats of a pending trade between Calgary and Montreal sounded a little louder on Wednesday, with Alex Tanguay apparently the subject of the Canadiens affections showcasing his skills in Dallas.

If the rumbles of a Tanguay trade are true, he certainly increased his value to the Flames and provided Montreal with an example of what he could do for their Stanley Cup asprirations.

Tanguay scored twice on Wednesday night, including a third period short handed goal that seemed to turn the momentum back towards the Flames as they went on to secure a 3-2 victory over the Dallas Stars.

The win, a key one for the playoff hopeful Flames also provided Curtis Joseph with the chance to tie Terry Sawchuck for fourth place on the all time victory list, Joseph marked his 447th victory with the Flames win.

The game broke the Flames way for the final time when Calgary took advantage of a defensive breakdown by the Stars, with Daymond Langkow backhanding a pass out to a wide open Jarome Iginal who made no mistake with the go ahead and eventual winning goal Iginla's 38th of the year.

The win wrapped up a road trip which saw the Flames battle back from a couple of rough efforts in Los Angeles and Anaheim. In the last ten games the Flames went 5 and 5.

They next play on Friday night when Detroit comes to town for a match up at the Saddledome.

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