CHICAGO (AP) _ Jerome Iginla scored his 30th goal of the season and assisted on Dave Lowry’s go-ahead score as the Calgary Flames defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 Sunday.
Calgary’s Craig Conroy added a short-handed insurance goal late in the game.
The victory was only the second in the last 11 games for the Flames, though the team is 2-3-1 since Greg Gilbert replaced Don Hay as coach on March 15.
Steve Dubinsky scored Chicago’s goal, while Flames goaltender Frank Brathwaite stopped 26 shots.
Steve Passmore made 24 saves for Chicago, but couldn’t prevent the Blackhawks from suffering their fourth straight loss. Chicago has been outscored 14-4 in those games.
Both the Flames and Blackhawks are close to being eliminated from qualifying for the playoffs.
Iginla opened the scoring 3:32 into the first period from the edge of the crease by converting Marc Savard’s centering pass.
Dubinsky tied it with a short-handed goal from the slot with 4:46 left in the period.
With 5:00 left in the second, Lowry gave Calgary a 2-1 lead when he slid a rebound in on a power play.
Chicago’s Tony Amonte misfired on a breakaway 7:00 into the third.
Conroy made it 3-1 when his shot slipped out of Passmore’s glove, hit the post and slid in with 6:07 left.
Notes: The Blackhawks are 1-5-1-1 in their last eight games. ... Calgary right wing Valeri Bure, the team’s second-leading goal scorer, was a healthy scratch Sunday. ... Chicago defenseman Alexander Karpovtsev missed the game with an elbow injury.