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Flames 5, Flyers 2

December 28, 1997

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) _ Jarome Iginla had a goal and an assist and Dwayne Roloson made 25 saves for his first win of the season Saturday night, leading the Calgary Flames to a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.

Michael Nylander, Zarley Zalapski, Jamie Allison and Theoren Fleury also scored for the Flames, who ended a four-game winless streak.

Calgary jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead as Nylander scored just 48 seconds into the game, then Iginla banged his own rebound past Flyers goaltender Ron Hextall at 4:45.

Calgary never trailed, allowing Roloson to record his first victory since March 7.

Roloson (1-4-3) was making his second consecutive start after a stretch in which Rick Tabaracci had started 17 of 18 games.

Eric Lindros and John LeClair replied for the Flyers, who saw their eight-game unbeaten streak end.

Philadelphia trailed 3-2 in the third, but the Flames pulled away on a 40-foot slap shot by Allison that handcuffed Hextall and restored the two-goal advantage. Fleury added an empty-netter to ensure the victory.

The Flyers didn’t get their first shot on goal until just past the 10-minute mark of the first period. By then the Flames were already up 2-0.

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