NHL: Vancouver 4, Calgary 1

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 8 (UPI) -- Mattias Ohlund scored a pair of goals Tuesday that gave the Vancouver Canucks a 4-1 win over Calgary and lifted them into a first-place tie with the Flames.

NHL: Edmonton 3, Calgary 2

EDMONTON, Alberta, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Andrew Cogliano scored one of three third-period goals Saturday, helping the Edmonton Oilers record a come-from-behind 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames.

NHL: Calgary 4, Phoenix 1

PHOENIX, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Dion Phaneuf and Jarome Iginla each scored twice Tuesday as the Calgary Flames dispatched the Phoenix Coyotes 4-1.

NHL: Dallas 3, Calgary 2 (OT)

CALGARY, Alberta, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Mike Ribeiro scored the game's first goal Friday and then delivered another 57 seconds into overtime, giving Dallas a 3-2 victory over Calgary.

NHL: Calgary 5, Minnesota 3

CALGARY, Alberta, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Adrian Aucoin scored the go-ahead goal 3:46 into the third period Wednesday as Calgary rallied to hand Minnesota its first loss of the season, 5-3.

NHL: Detroit 4, Calgary 2

DETROIT, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Kris Draper scored the eventual game-winner Wednesday as Detroit beat the Calgary Flames 4-2.

NHL: Philadelphia 3, Calgary 2

CALGARY, Alberta, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Daniel Briere's second goal of the game, coming with 1:48 remaining in the third period Thursday night, boosted Philadelphia to a 3-2 victory over Calgary.

NHL: Detroit 3, Calgary 1

DETROIT, April 15 (UPI) -- Dominik Hasek stopped 14 of 15 shots Sunday as Detroit beat Calgary 3-1 for a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series.

NHL: Calgary 2, Los Angeles 1

CALGARY, Alberta, March 30 (UPI) -- Jarome Iginla's short-handed goal supported a strong effort by goalie Mikka Kiprusoff in the Calgary Flames' 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings.

NHL: Calgary 3, San Jose 0

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 18 (UPI) -- Jarome Iginla and Marcus Nilson scored on consecutive first-period shots Monday as Calgary beat San Jose 3-0 to move within a win of the Stanley Cup finals.

NHL: Edmonton 1, Calgary 1 (OT)

CALGARY, Alberta, March 10 (UPI) -- On the day the team traded goaltender Tommy Salo, Jussi Markkanen made 30 saves as the Edmonton Oilers rallied for a 1-1 tie with the Calgary Flames.

NHL: Calgary 2, Colorado 0

DENVER, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Martin Gelinas scored with 2:19 remaining and Mikka Kiprusoff

San Jose 2, Vancopuver 0

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 10 (UPI) -- Mikka Kiprusoff, ending a personal two-month winless streak, stopped 32 shots for his second shutout of the season and Marco Sturm scored his career-best 17th g

Columbus 6, San Jose 2

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Espen Knutsen and Mike Sillinger each posted four-point games Thursday night as the Columbus Blue Jackets snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-2 triumph

San Jose 6, Florida 0

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Mikka Kiprusoff made 28 saves for his first career shutout and the line of Matt Bradley, Patrick Marleau and Todd Harvey combined for three goals and three assi
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Mikka Kiprusoff
Calgary Flames goalie Mikka Kiprusoff of Finland skates off the ice after warmups prior to game against the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center in Denver February 20, 2007. Kiprusoff and the Flames lost to the Avalanche 4-3. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)

Miikka Sakari Kiprusoff (Finnish pronunciation: ; born October 26, 1976) is a Finnish professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected in the fifth round, 116th overall by the San Jose Sharks in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. He has also played for TPS of the Finnish SM-liiga as well as AIK and Timrå IK of the Swedish Elitserien. He has represented Finland several times on the international stage, earning silver medals at the World Ice Hockey Championships in 1999 and 2001, as well as leading the Finns to a surprise second place finish at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey. He also helped the Finnish national hockey team win the bronze medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Kiprusoff began his professional career with TPS in 1994, and was named the best goaltender and best player of the playoffs in 1999 as he led them to the SM-liiga championship. He moved to North America in 1999, and after two all-star seasons in the American Hockey League, made his NHL debut with the Sharks where he served primarily as a backup. A trade to Calgary in 2003–04 brought Kiprusoff into a starting role and he set a modern NHL record for lowest goals against average at 1.69 as he helped the Flames reach the 2004 Stanley Cup Final. He won the Vezina Trophy as the best goaltender in the NHL in 2006 along with the William M. Jennings Trophy for giving up the fewest goals in the league. He played in his first NHL All-Star Game in 2007 and is the Flames franchise record holder in shutouts.

Kiprusoff was sponsored by his hometown team, TPS Turku, playing two seasons in the Finnish junior league for them between 1993 and 1995. He was selected by the San Jose Sharks in the fifth round, 116th overall, at the 1995 NHL Entry Draft. He made his professional début in 1994–95, and won three of four games played for TPS. After playing 12 games for TPS in 1995–96, he moved to AIK of the Swedish Elitserien, playing two seasons as their top goaltender before returning to TPS in 1998–99. He dominated the SM-liiga that year, finishing the season with a win-loss-tie record of 26–6–6 and a goals against average (GAA) of 1.85, and led TPS to the Finnish championship. For his efforts, he was named the winner of the Urpo Ylönen trophy as the best goaltender in 1998–99 and the Jari Kurri trophy as the best player of the playoffs.

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