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game recap

Flames 3, Senators 2

Friday, 01.14.2011 / 10:23 PM

Associated Press

OTTAWA - David Moss scored goals 2:23 apart in the second period and the Calgary Flames held on to snap a four-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Friday night.

Ales Kotalik scored a power-play goal late in the second for the Flames, who were on a 0-2-2 skid. Anton Babchuk assisted on both of Moss' goals.

Henrik Karlsson made 32 saves for Calgary, losing his shutout bid on Nick Foligno's goal midway through the third.

Flames coach Brent Sutter used his timeout after Milan Michalek scored with 57.4 seconds left in the third to draw Ottawa within one.

The Flames, who had a four-game winning streak prior to their skid, have claimed 12 of a possible 18 standings points in their last nine games. Calgary is 14th overall in the Western Conference, eight points behind Chicago for the eighth and final playoff spot.

The Senators, who went 0-for-4 on the power play, are 1-5-2 in their last eight games.

"I thought we played a pretty good game," Michalek said. "We made some mistakes in the second period and that cost us the game. Going into the third, we were losing 3-0 so it was hard to come back, but we worked hard and we almost came back."

Brian Elliott, who stopped 23 shots, fell to 0-5-2 in his last seven starts.

Ottawa snapped a six-game skid Thursday night with a 6-4 win in New York over the Islanders as 19-year-old Robin Lehner got the win in his first NHL start.

Karlsson, a 6-foot-5 Swedish rookie, made his eighth start and second straight appearance after relieving Miikka Kiprusoff in Tuesday's shootout loss in Carolina.

Moss gave Calgary a 1-0 lead with his seventh goal 5:32 into the second. Rene Bourque cut toward the middle from the left side and flipped a backhand pass forward as Moss charged the slot to tip the puck past Elliott.

The Flames went ahead 2-0 at 7:55 on Moss' second goal of the game, a wrist shot for his eighth of the season.

Kotalik made it a three-goal lead when he scored with 16.2 seconds left in the second, just four seconds after Ottawa's Chris Neil was tagged with an extra roughing minor for his skirmish with Adam Pardy.

Foligno scored unassisted 9:56 into the third when he snapped a shot past Karlsson for his seventh goal. He got his second point of the game with an assist on Michalek's goal.

NOTES: Karlsson has a 3-3-3 mark in 10 games this season ... Moss got his hat trick in a 6-3 win in Ottawa on March 3, 2009 ... Flames D Robyn Regehr did not play because of a knee injury. D Brendan Mikkelson was inserted into the lineup and played his first game since Dec. 1 ... Ottawa coach Cory Clouston used his timeout after Moss' second goal ... The Senators head to Washington on Sunday for a matinee game against the Capitals at the Verizon Center (3 p.m., Sportsnet Sens, Team 1200) before returning home to face the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday (7:30 p.m., Sportsnet East, Team 1200).

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
05:32
CGY
David Moss (7) Tip-in - ASST: Rene Bourque (13), Anton Babchuk (14)
1 - 0 CGY
07:55
CGY
David Moss (8) Wrist shot - ASST: Tim Jackman (7), Anton Babchuk (15)
2 - 0 CGY
19:43
CGY
PPG - Ales Kotalik (2) Snap shot - ASST: Jarome Iginla (22), Olli Jokinen (16)
3 - 0 CGY
3rd Period
08:56
OTT
Nick Foligno (7) Snap shot - ASST: NONE
3 - 1 CGY
19:02
OTT
Milan Michalek (10) Snap shot - ASST: Nick Foligno (9), Erik Karlsson (18)
3 - 2 CGY
penalty summary
1st Period
03:56
CGY
David Moss  Boarding against  Peter Regin
09:49
CGY
Rene Bourque  Hooking against  Chris Kelly
2nd Period
03:24
OTT
Matt Carkner  Hooking against  Tim Jackman
09:04
CGY
Jay Bouwmeester  Holding against  Mike Fisher
12:56
OTT
Chris Neil  Interference against  Adam Pardy
15:19
CGY
Adam Pardy  Interference against  Nick Foligno
17:25
CGY
Anton Babchuk  Cross checking against  Nick Foligno
19:39
CGY
Adam Pardy  Roughing against  Chris Neil
19:39
OTT
Chris Neil  Roughing against  Adam Pardy
19:39
OTT
Chris Neil  Roughing against  Adam Pardy
3rd Period
04:21
OTT
Matt Carkner  Boarding against  Curtis Glencross
19:58
CGY
Curtis Glencross  Roughing against  Daniel Alfredsson
19:58
OTT
Daniel Alfredsson  Roughing against  Curtis Glencross
19:58
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Daniel Alfredsson  Roughing against  Curtis Glencross
goalie stats
Henrik Karlsson
Henrik Karlsson
3-3-3
SA: 35TOI: 60:00
Saves: 33EV: 27 - 29
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 6
SV%: .943SH: 0 - 0
Brian Elliott
SA: 26TOI: 58:10
Saves: 23EV: 20 - 22
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 3
SV%: .885SH: 1 - 1