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Kiprusoff stops 22 shots for second shutout in a row, Flames beat Predators 5-0

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NASHVILLE - Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 22 shots for his second shutout in a row, and Jarome Iginla and Curtis Glencross each had a goal as the Calgary Flames beat the Nashville Predators 5-0 Monday night.

It was the third shutout of the season for Kiprusoff, who also blanked Detroit 3-0 on Friday night. He has 33 shutouts in his career.

Glencross added two assists for Calgary.

David Moss, Nigel Dawes and Adam Pardy also scored for Calgary, which won its fourth in a row and third straight on the road.

After a scoreless first period, the Flames broke the deadlock 1:32 into the second half. Moss took control of the puck in the neutral zone and skated in on a breakaway, beating Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne to his right with a backhand shot.

A little over three minutes later Dawes struck on the power play. Jarome Iginla passed the puck from the right side along the extended goal line. Dawes, stationed in front of the crease, took a couple of swipes at it before putting it past Rinne, again to his right side.

At the 8:09 of the third period the Flames struck again as Pardy blasted a shot from the top of the slot that beat Rinne high to his left side.

Glencross scored a short-handed goal at the 16:01 mark, finding the open net as the Predators pulled Rinne.

Iginla scored on the power play to close out the scoring.

NOTES: Rinne and Kiprusoff are both in the running to be the starting goaltender for Finland's Olympic team. ... Dawes has goals in his last four games, a career high. ... Nashville's penalty kill gave up a rare goal, only the third in the last 11 games.

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