Second Period Sinks Flames 

Two Minute Lapse Sends Caps to Victory 

March 20th, 2003
D'Arcy McGrath

Lowry Conroy Iginla
Saprykin Drury Clark
Gelinas Yelle Donovan
Begin Nichol Sloan
Gauthier Boughner
Leopold Regehr
Lydman Montador

60 minutes.

The duration of many a television program.

The length of meetings, courses and lessons.

And ... the time required for a National Hockey team to focus in a regular season game.

At least that's the design.

The Calgary Flames came up a few minutes short in dropping a 4-1 decision to the home ice hungry Washington Capitals.

The game featured a myriad of disappointments for the Flames including; a second period lapse and a potential injury to star forward Jarome Iginla.

2003 Draft Watch

If the draft was held today ...

Pick Team Player*
1 Pittsburgh M.-A. Fleury
2 Carolina Milan Michalek
3 Buffalo Nikolai Zherdev
4 Atlanta Nathan Horton
5 Columbus Braydon Coburn
6 Calgary Eric Staal
7 San Jose Andrei Kastsitsyn
*ranking: Red Line 2/26/03

Just minutes after scoring his 25th goal of the NHL season - and 20th in 21 games - Iginla was hit from behind into the boards by Capital defenceman Ken Klee and had to leave the game.

Klee was handed a hitting from behind major and a game misconduct on the play.

"It's an unfortunate incident. We weren't happy about it," said Defenceman Denis Gauthier. "I don't know how Jarome is doing right now, but hopefully we get him back. It's very frustrating to see a thing like that happen."

The Capitals opened the scoring in a lethargic first period for the home side, when Sergei Gonchar scored his third of four goals against the Flames this season.

Sergei Berezin put the Caps up by two early in the second before Iginla struck on the powerplay to cut the lead in half.

The game was put on ice midway through the second when the Capitals scored twice in just 89 seconds, taking advantage of a lull in Flame concentration.

The Flames carried the better of the play from that point on but the damage was done.

There was no scoring in the third period.

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Washington Capitals 4
Calgary Flames 1

1 Sergei Gonchar - Flame killer scores his 3rd and 4th goals against Calgary this season in two contests 

2 Danius Zubrus - Picked up three assists for the visitors 

3 Dave Lowry - No goals, no points, but jumped to the aid of Jarome Iginla when hit from behind.

Dave Lowry pounced on Ken Klee after the Washington defender put Jarome Iginla into the boards head first. ... Runner up; former Hitmen forward Stephen Peat almost ended Jordan Leopold's season with a thundering hit that the Flame rookie, with his head up, managed to side step.

With the game still in the balance Olaf Kolzig went to work when he snuffed a Robyn Regehr point blank shot and a Blake Sloan rebound.

The initial reports on Jarome Iginla suggest a shoulder injury and no damage to the head. He will be further evaluated today. ... Darryl Sutter pulled a Mike Keenan by pulling starter Roman Turek, replacing him with Jamie McLennan and then pulling McLennan again for Tuerk, all within nine minutes in the second period. "Damn rights, it's an indication (of poor goaltending)," he said. "I don't like pulling goalies, believe me."... Robyn Regehr was named the Flames' nominee for the Bill Masterton trophy yesterday. ... The Blue Jackets overtime victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs has the Flames within three points of a top five pick once again. ...The Flames took 63% of the face offs last night with Stephane Yelle (13-3, 81%) and Scott Nichol (8-4, 66%) leading the way. No Cap center was above 45%.
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