"Very frustrating,'' Calgary's Craig Conroy said. "It was not even the whole third period so much as it was the last five minutes.''
Justin Williams also scored for Philadelphia (1-0-1-0), which is unbeaten on a three-game road trip that ends in Montreal on Tuesday. Martin Gelinas scored twice for Calgary (0-2-0-0), with the other goals from Jarome Iginla and Conroy.
"If you have the lead heading into the third period, you've got
to shut the door on them and get those two points,'' Conroy said.
"We haven't been able to do that and that's what killed us last
year and that's what killed us tonight. Instead of having two
points, now we have zero.''
After three consecutive goals on two-man advantages late in the
second period put Calgary ahead 4-2, the Flyers put their power
play to work late in the third.
Two minutes after Recchi had pulled the Flyers within 4-3 at
14:13, he scored his third on a power play at 15:58 when he moved
in from the blue line and beat goalie Roman Turek on a shot that
deflected off the glove of Flames defenseman Robyn Regehr.
Recchi then turned playmaker. Seven seconds after a goalie
interference call against Iginla, Recchi zipped a cross-ice pass to
Roenick, who one-timed his first goal of the season past Turek.
Iginla was called for the foul although he appeared to be checked into goalie Roman Cechmanek by Eric Desjardins. The call angered the Saddledome crowd, which was booing even after the game ended.
"I'm disappointed on the call on Iggy,'' Conroy said. "Two minutes to go, he's going to the net. He gets a push and barely bumps into him.''
Philadelphia finished 2-for-10 on the power play; the Flames were 3-for-9.
The Flyers led 2-1 before a power-play display by the Flames
late in the second produced three goals in a 2:35 span.
Gelinas tied the game with his first as a Flame at 17:24,
tipping a slap shot from Toni Lydman past Cechmanek with Calgary on
With Eric Weinrich still in the penalty box from an earlier
high-sticking, Roenick then took a roughing penalty at 18:21. The
call was protested by Justin Williams, who drew two minutes for
Just 27 seconds later, Gelinas took a pass from Conroy and from
the side of the net fired high over a sprawling Cechmanek.
Iginla made it 4-2 just as the buzzer sounded to end the period. Officials checked the video before declaring the shot from the faceoff circle had crossed the line before time ran out. By the time it was ruled a goal, the entire Philadelphia team had gone to the dressing room.
"We feel we had control of the game up until we really took a
lot of bad penalties in the second period,'' Recchi said. "It was
really our own fault for letting them back in the hockey game.
Hitch (Flyers coach Ken Hitchcock) came in the room after the
second period and challenged us, saying if we're going to start
something good, we're going to start it tonight and the guys responded really well.''
Philadelphia opened the scoring with 28 seconds left in the
first when Williams deflected in Eric Weinrich's shot from the blue
Calgary left wing Craig Berube played in his 100th game for
the Flames. ... Before the game, Berube received gifts from the
Calgary Flames and Philadelphia Flyers organizations. Berube began
his career with the Flyers in 1986 and played in 235 games with
them over five seasons.
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Arena: Scotiabank Saddledome Location: Calgary, Alberta
Referees: Bill McCreary, Chris Rooney Linesmen: Don Henderson, Mark Wheler
Attendance: 16,750 (86.8% full)
Team Stat Comparison
Power Play Goals
Power Play Opportunities
Shots on Goal
Justin Williams (1)
Assist: Eric Weinrich
Craig Conroy (1)
Assists: Martin Gelinas, Bob Boughner
Mark Recchi (1)
(Shorthanded) Assist: Chris Therien
Martin Gelinas (1)
(Power Play) Assists: Toni Lydman, Chris Drury
Martin Gelinas (2)
(Power Play) Assists: Craig Conroy, Chris Drury
Jarome Iginla (1)
(Power Play) Assists: Chris Drury, Roman Turek
Mark Recchi (2)
Assists: Jeremy Roenick, John LeClair
Mark Recchi (3)
(Power Play) Assists: Kim Johnsson, Jeremy Roenick
Jeremy Roenick (1)
(Power Play) Assists: Mark Recchi, Eric Desjardins