Flames fall in Boston

Thursday, 05.01.2012 / 6:50 PM / Calgary Flames Budweiser Game Day
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Flames fall in Boston




2011-12 Game No. 42; Road Game No. 25
Flames Record: 18-19-5

HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT - PICTURE PERFECT SET-UP
FULL HIGHLIGHTS ›COMEAU RUNS OVER FERENCE› GAME GALLERY ›THE FIVE TAKEAWAYS ›


CALGARYFLAMES.COM 3 STARS
1st STAR
TYLER SEGUIN

CENTER - BOS

GOALS: 1 | ASST: 2 | SHOTS: 6 | +/-: +3
TOI: 15:06 | HITS: 1

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2nd STAR
PATRICE BERGERON
CENTER - BOS
GOALS: 2 | ASST: 1 | SHOTS: 2 | +/-: +3
TOI: 15:56 | HITS: 0

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3rd STAR
NATHAN HORTON

RIGHT WING - BOS

GOALS: 2 | ASST: 1 | SHOTS: 4 | +/-: +3
TOI: 16:56 | HITS: 1

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BOSTON, MA -- The Calgary Flames seven game road trip ended in the worst possible way as they were thumped by the Boston Bruins by a score of 9-0.

"It was embarrassing," Flames captain Jarome Iginla said. "They played well, there's no question, but we got totally out-worked and out-competed.

"We were terrible tonight."

The Bruins outshot their visitors 42-25 and absolutely dominated the Flames in the faceoff dot, winning 70 percent of the draws.

The Flames were down by three goals by the time the first period ended, unable to stop the Bruins potent offence.

Tyler Seguin opened the scoring at 1:14 when he coverted a feed from Patrice Bergeron. Benoit Pouliot also assisted on the tally.

The Bruins second goal was the result of a lucky bounce. Milan Lucic centering attempt went off of Olli Jokinen and slipped past Leland Irving at 3:17.

Tom Kostopoulos sent to the sin bin for tripping at 7:40 and the Boston power play made the Flames pay for the infraction.

David Krejci, who earned a helper on the Lucic marker and pushed his point streak to seven games, received a pass from Rich Peverely and snapped it into the back of the net.

The second period saw the Bruins continue their offensive outburst, scoring four more times.

Nathan Horton scored twice in the stanza and his first goal of the game ended Irving's night. The rookie netminder was replaced by Kiprusoff but the Bruins, courtesy of Horton, were able to beat the veteran once before the period was over.

Boston kept pouring it on in the third period. Bergeron scored his 11th goal of the season at 5:49 and Daniel Paille added insult to injury when he was able to beat Kiprusoff short-handed at 8:43.  

PHOTO OF THE GAME
BY THE NUMBERS
STAT OF THE NIGHT
TJ Brodie was the only Flame that did not register a negative plus-minus rating on Thursday night. The rookie blueliner earned an even rating in the 9-0 thumping. He had 24:57 of ice time in the loss, a substantial increase from his usual minutes.

FLAMES LEADERS
Icetime -- Brodie (24:57)
Shots -- Horak (4)
Hits -- Sarich (6)
Blocks -- Babchuk (3)
Takeaways -- Jackman (1)
Faceoff Wins -- Byron (4, 50%)
TWEET OF THE NIGHT:
@NHLFlames hope the blowout loss is what we need to turn around the season & we go on a roll into the playoffs


FLAMES LINEUP VS. BOSTON
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Curtis Glencross Olli Jokinen Jarome Iginla
Blake Comeau Mikael Backlund Lee Stempniak
Paul Byron Roman Horak Tim Jackman
Tom Kostopoulos Brendan Morrison Raitis Ivanans
DEFENCE PAIRINGS
Left Defence Right Defence
Jay Bouwmeester Chris Butler
Scott Hannan Anton Babchuk
TJ Brodie Cory Sarich
Goaltenders: Miikka Kiprusoff, Leland Irving
Starting Lineup: Irving, Sarich, Brodie, Glencross, Jokinen, Iginla
POWERPLAY UNITS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Blake Comeau Brendan Morrison Lee Stempniak
Curtis Glencross Olli Jokinen Jarome Iginla
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
Anton Babchuk TJ Brodie
PENALTY KILL UNITS
FORWARD UNITS
Forward Forward
Curtis Glencross Mikael Backlund
Blake Comeau Lee Stempniak
DEFENCE PAIRINGS
Left Defence Right Defence
Jay Bouwmeester Chris Butler
Scott Hannan Cory Sarich