Calgary, AB (Sports Network) - Curtis Glencross recorded his 100th career point on a second period shorthanded goal and Miikka Kiprusoff turned away 21 shots as Calgary edged Los Angeles, 3-1, at the newly named Scotiabank Saddledome.
"As far as our overall effort, guys really dug in," said Calgary head coach Brent Sutter. "We were certainly a lot more structured and more disciplined tonight, how we wanted to play. I was pleased with everybody tonight."
"In the second part of the game, Calgary, they were the team out there; they really didn't give us anything," said Kings head coach Terry Murray. "We're not happy with the way we finished this game tonight."
Glencross broke the scoreless tie 11 1/2 minutes into the second session. He took an outlet pass from Brett Sutter at the Kings blue line, spun away from Jack Johnson and moving left to right swooped in on the net and slid the puck past a prone Bernier.
Calgary made it a 2-0 game 1:20 into the third when Conroy wristed a shot through a screen past Bernier from the top of the right circle.
The Kings finally got on the board with just under six minutes remaining as Brown tipped in an Anzi Kopitar one-timer from the left circle.
LA's Brad Richardson was whistled for a penalty with a 1:35 to play in the game and the Kings pulled Bernier for the final minute.
Hagman took a pass at his own blue line and skated down the right side before sending a wrister past a diving defenseman Drew Doughty into the unoccupied net to sew up the victory.
The Kings' last win in Calgary was December 21, 2005...The Flames improved to 18-13-7 in home openers...Calgary has won eight of the last nine overall games between the two teams...Kiprusoff improved to 17-6-1 in his career against the Kings...Flames defenseman Jay Bouwmeester played in his 425th straight game, the longest active streak in the league...Calgary defenseman Robyn Regehr played in his 750th career game...Bernier made his first career start against the Flames...The only other time LA was the Flames opponent in their home opener was October 6, 1992...The Kings won that game, 5-4.