The Calgary Flames are enjoying their best stretch of the season due largely to defense and goaltending.
Facing the worst offensive team in the league doesn't figure to slow them down.
On the third stop of a seven-game trip, the Flames look to extend their season-high four-game win streak Thursday night in a matchup with the sputtering New York Islanders.
With an offense that ranks among the NHL's weakest, Calgary (18-15-4) has relied on defense and goaltending to climb back into the Western Conference playoff race. The Flames have rebounded from four straight losses (0-2-2) with four consecutive wins, the most recent a 2-1 shootout victory at Columbus on Tuesday.
Jarome Iginla scored in regulation and added a goal in the shootout to back a 27-save performance from Miikka Kiprusoff, who returned to the net after a rare game off.
"We got a huge effort from Kiprusoff,'' forward Blake Comeau said. "He kept us in it the whole way. Jarome scored a big goal ...