DAL
22-22-4
CGY
19-25-4

34 SOG
23 SOG

Flames 7, Stars 4

Associated Press | Thursday, 02.14.2013 / 1:42 AM

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Back in action after missing three games with an injury, Mike Cammalleri had milestone night.

Cammalleri scored three goals, including the 200th of his career, in his return from a hip injury to help the Calgary Flames beat the Dallas Stars 7-4 on Wednesday night.

"It's special for sure," said Cammalleri, who also had an assist. "I truly feel I'm living a dream come true playing in this league. Stuff like that makes you sometimes reflect a little bit and you appreciate what we do."

The seven goals were a season high for the Flames, who had scored four goals four times.

"We liked the energy we brought tonight and with that came some offensive production which was nice," Cammalleri said. "As a group you want to build on something like this. We're capable of breaking games when we want to."

Roman Czervenka added a goal and an assist, and Jay Bouwmeester and Jiri Hudler also scored. Alex Tanguay, Lee Stempniak and Jarome Iginla each had two assists, and Leland Irving made 30 saves to improve to 2-1-1.

Brendan Morrow scored twice for the Stars, Eric Nystrom and Cody Eakin added goals, and Jaromir Jagr had two assists. The Stars had won four straight, including a 4-1 victory in Edmonton on Tuesday night.

Dallas coach Glen Gulutzan wasn't happy with his team's lackluster start.

"I don't know if we weren't ready as much as we weren't ready to compete," Gulutzan said. "We were soft in the beginning, soft with our sticks, soft with our play. We weren't ready. I thought (the Flames) played a solid game, but I didn't think they came guns a'blazin'. I thought we were just soft."

Dallas goalie Richard Bachman made 16 saves in his second start of the season.

Bouwmeester opened the scoring at 3:11 of the first period, creeping in off the point to swat a loose puck past Bachman. The Stars had a great chance to tie up the game a short time later, but Irving made a great paddle save to deny a short-handed attempt by Ryan Garbutt.

At the other end on the same power play, Hudler one-timed a shot from the slot by Bachman to finish off a three-way passing play. Cammalleri added another power-play goal for the Flames, before Nystrom connected for the Stars. Czervenka then converted a feed from Tanguay to put the Flames up 4-1.

"We were always one or two steps behind," Jagr said. "Next time we have to play a little bit better especially when we play back-to-back games and the other team have a rest. We can't just give it to them in the first period."

Just 45 seconds into the second period, Morrow scored during a Dallas power play. Cammalleri added his second of the game at 3:23 of the second, and Morrow swatted a loose puck past Irving 24 seconds later.

Shortly after Czervenka rang a shot off the crossbar, Glencross tapped a great pass from Iginla into the Dallas net behind a sprawling Bachman to give Calgary a 6-3 lead.

With Matt Stajan already in the penalty box for tripping, Calgary defenseman Dennis Wideman was assessed a delay-of-game penalty late in the second for smothering the puck with his hand to give the Stars a 5-on-3 power play for 59 seconds. While the Stars didn't cash in during the two-man advantage, Eakin scored with Wideman still in the box 1:05 into the third to pull Dallas within two goals.

Cammalleri completed his hat trick with an empty-net goal.

NOTES: Calgary forward Paul Byron left the game in the first period with a fractured left hand. Byron was called up from the AHL's Abbotsford Heat a day earlier to play his first NHL game of the season. ... The Flames chose Irving 26th overall in the first round of the 2006 draft, while the Stars took Bachman 120th overall in the fourth round that year.

1st2nd3rdT
DAL
CGY
Scoring Summary
1st Period
03:11CGY Jay Bouwmeester (3) Wrist shot - ASST: Mike Cammalleri (6), Lee Stempniak (3) 1 - 0 CGY
06:44CGY PPG - Jiri Hudler (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Alex Tanguay (6), Dennis Wideman (6) 2 - 0 CGY
09:55CGY PPG - Mike Cammalleri (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Jarome Iginla (6), Roman Cervenka (3) 3 - 0 CGY
12:42DAL Eric Nystrom (2) Snap shot - ASST: Vernon Fiddler (4), Ryan Garbutt (2) 3 - 1 CGY
17:18CGY Roman Cervenka (2) Snap shot - ASST: Alex Tanguay (7), TJ Brodie (4) 4 - 1 CGY
2nd Period
00:45DAL PPG - Brenden Morrow (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Jaromir Jagr (6), Jamie Benn (5) 4 - 2 CGY
03:23CGY Mike Cammalleri (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Lee Stempniak (4), Mark Giordano (2) 5 - 2 CGY
03:47DAL Brenden Morrow (3) Wrist shot - ASST: Jamie Oleksiak (1), Jaromir Jagr (7) 5 - 3 CGY
12:01CGY Curtis Glencross (5) Wrist shot - ASST: Jarome Iginla (7), Blair Jones (1) 6 - 3 CGY
3rd Period
01:05DAL PPG - Cody Eakin (1) Snap shot - ASST: Michael Ryder (2), Alex Goligoski (6) 6 - 4 CGY
18:34CGY EN - Mike Cammalleri (3) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE 7 - 4 CGY
Three Stars of the Game
Mike Cammalleri
1st
Mike Cammalleri
G: 3Shots: 5
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 4PIM: 0
+/-: 3TOI: 15:44
Jay Bouwmeester
2nd
Jay Bouwmeester
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 26:10
Brenden  Morrow
3rd
Brenden Morrow
LW
G: 2Shots: 4
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: -2TOI: 20:01
Penalty Summary
1st Period
04:47DAL Trevor Daley  Tripping against  Blake Comeau
09:16DAL Alex Goligoski  Interference against  Blair Jones
19:41CGY Alex Tanguay  Interference against  Vernon Fiddler
2nd Period
02:13DAL Antoine Roussel  Fighting (maj) against  Jarome Iginla
02:13CGY Jarome Iginla  Fighting (maj) against  Antoine Roussel
14:22CGY Jiri Hudler  Hooking against  Loui Eriksson
18:12CGY Matt Stajan  Tripping against  Jaromir Jagr
19:13CGY Dennis Wideman  Delaying Game-Smothering puck
3rd Period
11:14DAL Trevor Daley  Roughing against  Jarome Iginla
11:14CGY Jarome Iginla  Roughing against  Trevor Daley
shots by period
PeriodDALCGY
1st710
2nd137
3rd146
Total3423
Team Stats
CategoryDALCGY
Power Plays2/42/2
Hits2020
Faceoff Wins4037
Giveaways108
Takeaways89
Blocked Shots614
Penalty Minutes1115
  • DALLAS
  • CALGARY
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
3S. RobidasD00-11023:25
4B. DillonD00-13021:54
6T. DaleyD00-31419:25
10B. MorrowL20-24020:01
11D. RoyC00-20017:49
14J. BennL01-22020:09
18R. SmithR00-1108:12
20C. EakinC10-12013:24
21L. ErikssonR00-22019:01
24E. NystromL1013012:31
27A. RomeD00-20017:43
33A. GoligoskiD0103217:55
38V. FiddlerC0110012:10
40R. GarbuttL0113012:17
43J. OleksiakD0110015:44
60A. RousselL000255:35
68J. JagrR02-24021:09
73M. RyderR01-13017:02
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
31R. Bachman1622.72759:42
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
4J. BouwmeesterD1022026:10
5M. GiordanoD0121023:04
6C. SarichD00-10013:10
7T. BrodieD0120020:05
10R. CervenkaC1101017:14
12J. IginlaR0203713:01
13M. CammalleriC3135015:44
15T. JackmanR000006:04
17B. ComeauL0000011:01
18M. StajanC0031216:12
19B. JonesC0113016:02
20C. GlencrossL1002017:02
22L. StempniakR0231018:09
24J. HudlerC1002216:41
26D. WidemanD0122223:18
32P. ByronC00-1002:51
40A. TanguayL0200221:03
44C. ButlerD00-10014:13
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
37L. Irving3034.88260:00