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Turek collects 21st career shutout

11/1/2002

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- Roman Turek and Jarome Iginla helped the
Calgary Flames end their winless streak on home ice.

Turek made 30 saves and Iginla had a goal and an assist to lead
the Calgary Flames to their first home win of the season, 3-0 over
the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.

Toni Lydman also had a goal and an assist as the Flames won for
the first time in six home games.

The Flames put Iginla back on a line with center Craig Conroy.
Along with Martin Gelinas on the left wing, the unit accounted for
both of Calgary's first-period goals as the Flames took an early
2-0 lead.

"Jarome's been working his backside off and things are going to
start going in for him,'' Flames coach Greg Gilbert said.

Chris Drury scored his fourth goal of the season in the second
period.

Buffalo is winless in its last four games with three games left
on its six-game road trip.

Turek got his first shutout of the year and 21st of his career.

"He was great for them tonight,'' Sabres winger Jochen Hecht
said. "He made some good saves and pretty much kept all the
rebounds to himself.''

His best stop came early in the second when he sprawled to make
an acrobatic stop off Hecht on a rebound. With the puck lying in
the crease and Hecht about to score, Flames defenseman Denis
Gauthier flattened Hecht and knocked the puck away.

"Roman had some very timely saves,'' Iginla said. "We've
always got a lot of confidence in him back there but you can tell
on some nights that he's going to be unbeatable and that's a great
feeling.''

Drury's short-handed goal came with just 2:37 left in the second
on a spectacular rush.

The Flames' leading scorer picked up a loose puck at the Calgary
blueline and raced away. Despite being stopped by goalie Martin
Biron on his initial deke, he managed to reach back and tap the
rebound in as he went past the goal.

Game notes
Calgary rookie RW Chuck Kobasew returned to the lineup
after being a scratch the last three games. Among the healthy
Flames not dressed was C Marc Savard. ... Five home games without a
win to start the season matched the longest such streak in
franchise history. ... The Flames are five points behind their pace
from one year ago, when they were 7-2-0-1 through the first 10
games.