Calgary Wins Record Maker

Tie NHL record for consecutive road wins
By Lev Weinstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 19, 2007 12:28 AM CST
Columbus Blue Jackets' Rick Nash, right, tries to shoot past Calgary Flames' Adrian Aucoin during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – With last night's 3-1 victory over Columbus, Calgary tied the NHL record for consecutive wins on the road with their sixth straight, Can West reports. "It just gets us back in thick of things," said Alex Tanguay, who had the game winner for the Flames, who have jumped from the bottom of the Western Conference into the top eight.

"We're back in the playoffs, first and foremost," said Flames' coach Keenan. "we've got ourselves out of a hole..." "It's huge," added defenseman Adrian Aucoin. He and Jarome Iginla, who had eight goals in the course of the trip, accounted for the rest of Calgary's points. With the loss, the benighted Blue Jackets have gone 2-8 over their last ten.