CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- A rejuvenated Matt Stajan was bumped up to the Calgary Flames' top line between Alex Tanguay and Jarome Iginla because of his solid play all season.
Stajan made first-year Flames coach Bob Hartley's move pay off immediately.
Stajan scored twice, including the go-ahead goal, in the Flames' 3-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night.
"So happy for Matt Stajan," Hartley said. "What a great reward for him. He played very well and has probably been one of our most consistent players since the start of the year."
During his first three seasons with Calgary, after he was part of the blockbuster Dion Phaneuf trade with Toronto, Stajan was one of the team's most maligned players. He often took the brunt of fan criticism for his lack of offensive production.
"Sometimes things don't go your way, but a new year comes," Tanguay said. "Bob seems to have a lot of confidence in Matt, and he's been playing great. He's been killing penalties for us, he's been ...