Flames Shut Out Red Wings

Kiprusoff has 38 saves for his first shutout of the season
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Feb 23, 2008 6:37 AM CST
Detroit Red Wings' Valtteri Filppula, right, from Finland, gets slammed to the ice by Calgary Flames defenseman David Hale during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta, Friday, Feb....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Miikka Kiprusoff had his first shutout of the season for the Calgary Flames last night and it didn't come easy. Kiprusoff had 38 saves, including 13 in the third period, to stonewall the Detroit Red Wings 1-0, reports the AP. It was the first shutout in 64 starts for Kiprusoff, dating back to March.

Alex Tanguay had the lone goal for the Flames, who won their third straight. The win moved Calgary within one point of the Northwest Division-leading Minnesota Wild and pulled the Flames into a tie with San Jose and Nashville for fifth in the Western Conference. Detroit fell to 1-6-1 in its last eight games.