Kiprusoff seeks repeat performance vs. Predators

Calgary (2-3-1) at Nashville (3-4-0) 8:00 pm. EDT

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Ticker) — After a rough start, the
Calgary Flames hope Miikka Kiprusoff is rounding back into the
form which saw him win the Vezina Trophy in 2006.

Kiprusoff and the Flames aim for a second straight win on
Thursday when they visit the Nashville Predators.

Calgary got off to its worst five-game start (1-3-1) since
2005-06 due to the struggles of Kiprusoff, who posted a 4.37
goals-against average in that span. However, the Finn showed
flashes of his dominant self on Tuesday, stopping 30 shots in a
2-1 victory over Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals.

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“A very sharp goaltender tonight,” Flames coach Mike Keenan said
of Kiprusoff. “Very, very sharp. That looked like Miikka

Captain Jarome Iginla and Matthew Lombardi each scored for
Calgary, which snapped a two-game skid.

Kiprusoff will try to slow down the Predators, who have gotten a
much-needed rest after playing six games in nine days.
Nashville has not played since recording a 6-3 triumph over the
Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday in the finale of a
home-and-home series.

Defenseman Shea Weber recorded a goal and three assists in the