Calgary goaltender earning respect

Miikka Kiprusoff is 11-3-2 with one shutout in 16 games since he was acquired in November from San Jose.

Updated: December 30, 2003, 12:08 PM ET
By By Jim Wilkie | NHL Insider
Leading two important statistical categories and carrying the Calgary Flames to the fourth-best record in the Western Conference should give goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff plenty to brag about, but the quiet Finn's ego hasn't yet caught on to his extraordianary play.

Neither has most of the Flames' opponents who haven't figured out how to beat the 27-year-old.