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Carey, Blues Fall To Flames

Rene Corbet and his teammates wasted little time heeding their coach's advice when the third period started and they faced a two-goal deficit.

"Coach told us to just shoot the puck on net and it worked, for us," Corbet said after the Calgary Flames beat the St. Louis Blues 7-4 Tuesday night.

The Flames scored five goals in the third period as the Blues continued to have problems with their goaltending.

Corbet scored his first two goals since being acquired last week by Calgary in a trade with Colorado for Theo Fleury. Corbet said he had changed teams, but not his approach to the game.

"The coach told us that if every guy gets one more shot in the third period, that's one more opportunity to score. I played the same way in Colorado."

Calgary scored twice in the first 1:22 of the third period to tie the score and took the lead for good at 5:38.

Flames coach Brian Sutter said the key to the five-goal third period was the second period.

"We played a strong period and I thought the momentum was switching to us, that's why I told them to shoot as much as they could," Sutter said.

Blues goaltender Jim Carey said he lost confidence in the third period.

"I just wasn't playing with a lot of confidence out there and when they got one quick one in the third period, it went bad from there " he said.

Carey is 0-2 since joining the Blues last week as one of five goaltenders who have played in St. Louis this season.

The Blues lead 4-2 entering the third period, but Jerome Iginla and Corbet each scored in a 56-second span to tie the game. Andrei Nazarov scored the game-winner at 7:48 and Steve Dubinksy and Valeri Bure also scored to put the game out of reach.

The Blues had been 21-0-1 when they scored four goals in a game this season.

Carey, who joined the Blues last week after spending most of the season in the minors, gave up six goals, including four on five shots in the third period, before he was replaced by Jamie McLennan.

Chris Pronger, who missed 11 games with a bruised ankle, scored his 10th goal on his first shot of the game at 5:38 to give St. Louis the early lead. Phil Housley tied the score at 6:09 on a power play with a shot that beat a sprawling Carey.

Scott Pellerin gave the Blues a 2-1 lead at 8:45 with a power-play goal and Jamie Rivers made it 3-1 at 9:42 with a shot from the left circle.

Flames goaltender Fred Brathwaite was replaced in goal by Ken Wregget after Rivers' goal. Brathwaite faced seven shots while allowing the first three Blues goals.

Corbet cut the Blues' lead to 3-2 when he poked a rebound underneath Carey at 7:07 of the second period.

Al MacInnis' goal at 13:14 of the second period gave St. Louis a 4-2 lead before the Flames came back to tie on the goals by Iginla and Corbet. Iginla scored at the 26-second mark of the third period and then Corbet at 1:22 with a shot that saild between Carey's legs.

The Flames are 7-2-2 in their last 11 games while the Blues are 5-5-1 in the same stretch.

Nazarov's goal came at 7:48 and Bure scored at 10:21.

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