Calgary Flames Douse Leafs 3-1 as Curtis Glencross Fires Two

January 2nd, 2010 by Dino Mori Leave a reply »
A plethora of penalties in the second period proved costly to the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs at the Pengrowth Saddledome on Saturday.

The Leafs took three consecutive penalties in the middle stanza, including Alexei Ponikarovsky's goaltender interference minor, that enabled the Flames to score with the man-advantage en route to a 3-1 victory.

Curtis Glencross slapped a centering feed from captain Jerome Iginla, his first of two on the night, past Jonas Gustavsson to break a 1-1 tie at 11:27.

Glencross added an empty-netter with 51 seconds remaining to secure Calgary's fourth straight win.  

Iginla, with his 21st of the year, had the other Flames marker.  Jason Blake replied for the Leafs, who have lost five of their past six contests.

Gustavsson was back in goal for the first time in a week and looked sharp.  He made 32 saves and could not be faulted on either of the two that eluded him.  The rookie Swedish netminder had not been between the pipes since allowing Andrei Kostitsyn's overtime goal last Saturday against Montreal.

Toronto center Mikhail Gravboski left the game in the first period with ...

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