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Flames Clobber Blackhawks In Calgary

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Chicago Blackhawks' John Scott, left, gets slammed into the boards by Calgary Flames' Matt Stajan during second period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Friday, Nov. 19, 2010. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

Chicago Blackhawks’ John Scott, left, gets slammed into the boards by Calgary Flames’ Matt Stajan during second period NHL hockey action in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Friday, Nov. 19, 2010. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

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CALGARY, Alberta (AP) – Jarome Iginla scored three times to help the Calgary Flames beat the Chicago Blackhawks 7-2 on Friday night.

David Moss had a goal and two assists for the Flames, who had lost eight straight games to the Blackhawks dating to March 16, 2008. Niklas Hagman, Brendan Morrison and Curtis Glencross each had a goal and an assist, and Alex Tanguay set up three goals.

Jack Skille and Troy Brouwer scored for the Blackhawks, who dropped to 1-1 on their six-game road trip. Marty Turco stopped 29 shots just two nights after recording an 18-save shutout at Edmonton.

The Flames scored seven consecutive goals after Skille opened the scoring at 6:12 of the first period. Skille broke into the Calgary zone on the right side and fired a shot that squeaked under Miikka Kiprusoff’s left arm for his third goal of the season.

Hagman scored at 8:52 and the Flames went ahead for good just over three minutes later on a power-play goal by Moss, who shoveled a rebound past Turco. Alex Tanguay took a point shot with Moss providing a screen in front.

Kiprusoff, who finished with 31 stops, made a pair of big saves to help the Flames carry a 2-1 lead into the first intermission. He turned aside Patrick Kane’s heavy wrist shot before making a great glove grab on Marian Hossa’s slap shot.

Iginla scored twice in the second to make it 4-1. He finished off a nice three-way passing play with linemates Tanguay and Matt Stajan at 10:01 and tipped Tanguay’s shot past a screened Turco during a power play late in the period.

With 4:17 left to play, Chicago coach Joel Quenneville brought Turco to the bench and put an extra attacker on the ice. Kiprusoff then made a nice glove save on Kane.

With Turco back in the net, Morrison sent a rebound over the fallen goalie and Iginla converted a slap shot to complete the hat trick.

NOTES: Calgary had lost three straight. … Chicago forward Patrick Kane celebrated his 22nd birthday. … Forward Tom Kostopolous and defenseman Anton Babchuk made their debuts for the Flames after being acquired in a trade from the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday.

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