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46-30-6

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game recap

Flames 6, Senators 3

Tuesday, 08.16.2011 / 5:24 AM

Associated Press

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Flames 6, Senators 3
Ottawa Senators 3, Calgary Flames 6

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -Rene Bourque is fitting in perfectly with the Calgary Flames after three seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Bourque scored three goals for his first NHL hat trick, and the Flames beat the Ottawa Senators 6-3 on Saturday night.

"The puck was going in for me tonight," said Bourque, the 6-foot-2, 215-pound former Wisconsin star who had 10 goals in 62 games last season for Chicago. "It's a good feeling. I'll take what I can get and hopefully they keep going in for me."

Andre Roy, Adrian Aucoin and Todd Bertuzzi added goals, and Miikka Kiprusoff made 27 saves for Calgary. The Flames have earned points in seven straight games (4-0-3) to open a three-point lead over Vancouver atop the Northwest Division.

Chris Phillips, Jason Spezza and Alexandre Picard scored for Ottawa, 0-9-2 in its last 11 road games and 0-2-0 on its eight-game trip.

"We're obviously not happy where we are right now, but I thought we played a pretty decent hockey game aside from a couple of breakdowns," Spezza said. "But everything they shot went in there once they got the lead."

After Phillips and Spezza gave Ottawa a 2-0 lead in the second period, Bourque tied it with goals in a 58-second span. Bourque's third goal of the game and 14th of the season made it 5-3 with 5:35 left in the third period.

"He's a goal scorer," Aucoin said. "That release. His strength. He doesn't get knocked off the puck too easily. I played with him in Chicago and I've always known how well he can shoot the puck. He's a big guy and he skates really well."

Notes: Bourque had a career-high 16 goals as a rookie in 2005-06 with Chicago. ... Ottawa C Cody Bass did not return after appearing to have injured his shoulder during a first period fight with Calgary's Eric Nystrom. ... With Ottawa D Anton Volchenkov (upper body) sidelined, D Brian Lee was recalled from Binghamton (AHL). ... Kiprusoff is 4-0-0 against Ottawa.

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
01:12
OTT
Chris Phillips (2) Slapshot - ASST: Daniel Alfredsson (21), Mike Fisher (9)
1 - 0 OTT
08:32
OTT
Jason Spezza (14) Snap shot - ASST: NONE
2 - 0 OTT
10:05
CGY
Rene Bourque (12) Wrap-around - ASST: Daymond Langkow (15)
2 - 1 OTT
11:03
CGY
Rene Bourque (13) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE
2 - 2 Tie
12:12
CGY
Andre Roy (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Adam Pardy (2), Eric Nystrom (2)
3 - 2 CGY
3rd Period
08:15
OTT
PPG - Alexandre Picard (5) Wrist shot - ASST: Antoine Vermette (4), Dany Heatley (17)
3 - 3 Tie
08:59
CGY
Adrian Aucoin (5) Slapshot - ASST: Mike Cammalleri (17), Todd Bertuzzi (16)
4 - 3 CGY
14:25
CGY
Rene Bourque (14) Slapshot - ASST: Daymond Langkow (16), Mark Giordano (11)
5 - 3 CGY
18:44
CGY
EN - Todd Bertuzzi (9) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE
6 - 3 CGY
penalty summary
1st Period
04:27
OTT
Brendan Bell  Hooking against  Daymond Langkow
05:27
CGY
Mark Giordano  Hooking against  Mike Fisher
10:19
CGY
Brett Sutter  Roughing against  Chris Kelly
10:19
OTT
Chris Kelly  Roughing against  Brett Sutter
14:12
CGY
Eric Nystrom  Fighting (maj) against  Cody Bass
14:12
OTT
Cody Bass  Fighting (maj) against  Eric Nystrom
14:25
CGY
Robyn Regehr  Interference against  Daniel Alfredsson
2nd Period
04:25
CGY
Cory Sarich  Interference against  Nick Foligno
17:46
OTT
Antoine Vermette  Hooking against  Adam Pardy
19:19
OTT
Jarkko Ruutu  Roughing against  Dion Phaneuf
19:19
CGY
Dion Phaneuf  Roughing against  Jarkko Ruutu
3rd Period
03:41
OTT
Jason Spezza  Tripping against  Craig Conroy
06:58
CGY
Robyn Regehr  Tripping against  Jason Spezza
12:21
OTT
Brendan Bell  Tripping against  Rene Bourque
goalie stats
Alex Auld
Alex Auld
9-10-4
SA: 41TOI: 59:32
Saves: 36EV: 29 - 34
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 7
SV%: .878SH: 0 - 0
Miikka Kiprusoff
SA: 30TOI: 59:48
Saves: 27EV: 21 - 23
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 7
SV%: .900SH: 0 - 0