Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Iginla honored in pregame, Bruins score 2 goals late to win

The Calgary Flames honor longtime captain Jarome Iginla on December 10, 2013.
With the Bruins struggling with injuries and players being sick, the Calgary Flames outplayed the Bruins through the first two periods and were up 1-0. Then during the third period, in a span of less than three minutes the Bruins scored two goals to go ahead 2-1 and they were able to hold onto the lead for the win. What a night for ex-Flames captain Jarome Iginla as the Calgary fans cheered him and the Flames played a pregame video tribute focusing on Jarome Iginla, the person and the things he has done in the community.

Quick game summary
In the first period, no scoring happened.

In the second period, Flames Jiri Hudler scored, making it 1-0 Flames.

In the third period, Bruins David Krejci scored his 6th goal of the season, a power-play goal, tying the game 1-1. Less than three minutes later, Bruins Reilly Smith scored his 7th goal of the season, making it 2-1 Bruins.

Game notes
Tuukka Rask played in net for the Bruins and made 26 saves on 27 shots. Rask is now 16-7-2 with a 1.87 GAA and a .935 save percentage this season.

The Bruins led the game in faceoff wins 31-14. The Flames led the game in shots 27-24, hits 21-9 and blocked shots 18-11. The Bruins went 1-for-3 on the power-play while the Flames went 0-for-2.

David Krejci led the Bruins with 5 shots. Zdeno Chara and Jarome Iginla led the Bruins with 2 hits each. Dennis Seidenberg led the Bruins with 3 blocked shots.

Player notes
Dougie Hamilton (injured), Adam McQuaid (injured), Loui Eriksson (injured), Chris Kelly (injured), Daniel Paille (sick) and Shawn Thornton (suspended) were all out of the lineup.

The Bruins recalled forward Nick Johnson from Providence (AHL) before the game and he played vs the Flames.

Onto the next one
The Bruins are now 21-8-2 with 44 points and are 1st place in the Atlantic Division. The next game for the Bruins is on Thursday at the Edmonton Oilers at 9:30pm ET.

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