Steven Reinprecht and Jason Wiemer scored third-period goals and
the Calgary Flames beat the Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Thursday night to
move back into first place in the Northwest Division.
"We haven't played the 60 minutes like we wanted to lately, and
tonight, we played good," Reinprecht said. "We battled from
behind a couple of times and we came out hard in the third and
that's what our identity is."
Reinprecht broke a 2-2 tie with 8:13 left, and Jason Wiemer put
the game away with 3:34 to go with his first goal of the season.
"It was a pretty good game both sides," Wild coach Jacques
Lemaire said. "In the third they got a couple good plays and we
made a mistake on that last goal."
Richie Regehr, the younger brother of Flames defenseman Robyn
Regehr, picked up an assist on the winning goal in his first NHL
"A great shot by Richie, hard and on the net. I just threw my
stick out and it bounced off of it," Reinprecht said.
Richie Regehr was called up from Omaha of the AHL on Monday.
"I just put my head down and shot it towards the net," he
Miikka Kiprusoff made 32 saves for the Flames to improve to
Calgary tied it at 2 with 42 seconds left in the second period
when Donovan curled out from behind the net and squeezed a
backhander behind Dwayne Roloson. The goal was Donovan's first in
"It was a great feeling and to tie it up going into the third
period, I was excited," said Donovan, who also had an assist.
The goal came 1:29 after Minnesota took the lead on Dupuis'
"We had the momentum and everything was fitting into our plans,
but then all of a sudden that bad bounce and it's a tied hockey
game," Wanvig said.
Minnesota was coming victories Monday and Wednesday nights
in Edmonton. ... In a statistical oddity, Minnesota has a better
record when it's outshot (14-10-2) then when it outshoots the