Iginla has six goals in his last seven games and since recording
just one goal in November he has 14 goals and 24 points. He leads
the team with 18 goals and 39 points.
Iginla, who was Dallas' first-round pick in 1995 and traded to
Calgary for Joe Nieuwendyk, however has done most of scoring on
the road. He didn't register his first goal at home until
December 2 and has just four tallies here.
While the Flames have battled injuries all season, they are
expected to get center Craig Conroy back. Conroy will wear a
brace on his knee for the rest of the season but is expected to
play for the first time since December 5.
Conroy, who had 59 goals in the previous two seasons, has just
one goal and 10 assists this season. However, before getting
hurt, he had six assists during a five-game points streak and is
looking forward to joining a team in the thick of the Western
Conference playoff race.
"It's going to be fun to be around the guys again," said Conroy,
who comes back just as Stephane Yelle is sidelined with a
sprained MCL in his right knee. "It's tough to watch all those
The Flames enter Saturday 3-3-1 in their last seven and come off
Wednesday's wild 3-3 tie at Washington. There were no goals for
over 54 minutes before six were scored in the final 5:37.
Rookie Matthew Lombardi and Oleg Saprykin tallied 29 seconds
apart but Washington tied it with a power-play goal with a
minute remaining. After Iginla scored 21 seconds later,
Washington's Jaromir Jagr scored from behind the goal line with
one second later.
Dallas is 1-1-0 on a five-game road trip and had a six-game road
unbeaten streak snapped with Thursday's 4-1 loss at Colorado.
The Stars avoided being blanked for the ninth time this season
when defenseman Sergei Zubov scored with 5:24 left. But Zubov
also had a giveaway that led to Peter Forsberg's second goal of
Calgary is 3-2-4-1 in its last 10 games with the Stars. Iginla
has six goals in 28 career games vs. Dallas.