A great second effort by Jarome Iginla earned some praise from an opponent and helped the Calgary Flames snap a three-game slide.
Iginla scored the game-winning goal in the third period of Calgary's 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday. Thanks to a nice pass from Alex Tanguay, the Flames captain found himself on a partial breakaway.
St. Louis defenseman Wade Redden made a good play to knock the puck away from Iginla, who stuck with the puck to score a wrap-around goal.
''It was a good pass by Tangs right up the middle,'' Iginla said. ''He did poke it. I just jammed at it. It was nice to see it go by him.''
Veteran St. Louis forward Andy McDonald credited Iginla for not giving up on the play.
''I think everybody thought the play was dead, but it just shows you he's a great player in this league,'' McDonald said. ''That's why. He doesn't give up on the play and he's able to find the puck and make a great play. We didn't have answer for him.''
After the game, Iginla a...