Wideman helps Flames handle Red Wings

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Updated: February 5, 2013

Dennis Wideman had a goal and an assist as the
Calgary Flames handled the Detroit Red Wings, 4-1, on Tuesday.

Jarome Iginla, Curtis Glencross and Mark Giordano also scored for the Flames,
who snapped a two-game skid. Jiri Hudler had one shot against his former team.

Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 19-of-20 shots before leaving the game after two
periods with a lower-body injury. Leland Irving made six saves in relief.

Johan Franzen scored the lone goal for the Red Wings, who have lost two in a
row. Jimmy Howard turned aside 19-of-23 shots.

Iginla’s first goal of the season came 3:24 into the game. He knocked in an
Anlex Tanguay rebound to make it 1-0.

The Flames converted on a 5-on-3 power play midway through the opening stanza.
Mike Cammalleri controlled the puck at the top of the right circle before
sliding a pass to the front of the net for Glencross, whose tip-in made it
2-0.

Detroit finally got on the board at the 12:37 mark of the second frame.
Franzen took a pass from Henrik Zetterberg and beat Kiprusoff with a
backhander for a man-advantage score.

Wideman put the Flames ahead by two again with just 23.1 seconds remaining on
a blistering shot from just inside the blue line that eluded Howard.

Giordano added an unassisted power-play goal late in the third period to
account for the final margin.

Game Notes

The Red Wings split four meetings with the Flames last season … Kiprusoff
and Franzen collided at the net near the end of the second period … Detroit
defenseman Ian White returned after missing five games due to a lacerated left
leg … Hudler signed a four-year deal with the Flames in July. He spent seven
seasons in Detroit, scoring 87 times and collecting 214 points in 408 games.