Crosby scored goals Nos. 16, 17 and 18 -- the last one into an empty net -- and stretched his points streak to 12 straight games, during which he has notched 12 goals and 13 assists.
Miikka Kiprusoff did everything he could to help the Flames, including stopping all 24 shots he faced in the first period -- one of them on a Crosby penalty shot. But it wasn't enough and the Flames' netminder took the loss, turning aside 39-of-42 shots.
Rene Bourque got Calgary's lone goal.
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]