The Five Takeaways: Flames vs. Bruins

Thursday, 05.01.2012 / 7:16 PM / Calgary Flames Budweiser Game Day
By Torie Peterson  - CalgaryFlames.com (@toriepeterson)
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The Five Takeaways: Flames vs. Bruins





BRUINS STRIKE QUICKLY

The boys from Beantown came at the Flames hard in the opening minutes, scoring two goals before the four-minute mark.

Tyler Seguin converted a Patrice Bergeron feed at 1:11 and at 3:17, Milan Lucic's centering attempt went off Olli Jokinen and slipped past Leland Irving.

The Bruins ended the first period ahead by three goals thanks to a David Krejci power play marker at 8:49.

FOUR MORE GOALS IN THE SECOND

Boston charged ahead by a score of 7-0 after forty minutes of play after notching more four goals in the middle frame.

Bergeron, Chris Kelly and Nathan Horton all found the back of the net in the period.

After Horton potted the Bruins sixth goal of the evening, the Flames coaching staff opted to take Irving out of the game.

Miikka Kiprusoff took over for the rookie goaltender, surrending three goals.

MORE OF THE SAME IN THE THIRD

The Flames allowed two more goals in the final period as Bergeron and Daniel Paille bested Kiprusoff. The Paille marker was a short-handed goal.

HANNAN HURT

Scott Hannan was checked hard in the second period and immediately went to the locker room to be looked over by the medical staff. The defenceman sustained an upper body injury and did not return to the game.

BRODIE, THE BRIGHT SPOT

The one positive that came from the thumping was TJ Brodie's performance. The youngster played 24:57 and was the only member on the Calgary roster not to have a negative plus-minus rating. He landed one shot on net and attempted two more in the loss.