Flames Perfect Against Blue Jackets

Predators shred Oilers on Erat's hat trick, Avs get 2-1 win off Canucks
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 5, 2008 3:00 AM CST
Flames Perfect Against Blue Jackets
Nashville Predators' J.P. Dumont collides with Edmonton Oilers' Zack Stortini, left, during the first period of an NHL hockey game, in Edmonton on Tuesday, March 4, 2008. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, John Ulan)   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – Everyone was waiting for Jarome Iginla to score his franchise-record-setting 356th goal for the Flames, but that didn't happen against the Blue Jackets. Little else occurred for Calgary, as their 1-0 victory came despite being thoroughly outshot by Columbus. Miikka Kiprusoff needed 39 saves to record the shutout, the Calgary Herald reports. Elsewhere in the NHL:

  • Nashville had scored by the first minute of the first period, and Martin Erat had a hat trick by the first minute of the second in the Predators' resounding 5-1 defeat of Edmonton.
  • Peter Forsberg "didn't seem too rusty" despite not having played for Colorado for nearly a year, and with him back the Avalanche snagged a 2-1 victory over Vancouver.
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