The 2011 Tim Hortons Heritage Classic was a record night.
Man of the match Rene Bourque
led the way, firing off a record number of shots for an outdoor game by putting 11 pucks on Montreal goalie Carey Price
. Two of those shots went in, making Bourque one of just five players to have a record two goals in an outdoor game. Montgreal's Yanic Perreault
, Edmonton's Richard Zednik
, Detroit's Pavel Datsyuk
and Washington's Eric Fehr
are the others.
But, Bourque was not the only one firing the puck as the teams set records for most shots in a period and a game. Calgary broke the shots for a period record in the first, taking 19 shots, two more than the record set by Detroit in the third period of the 2009 Winter classic at Wrigley Field. That record, however, only last 20 minutes as Montreal fired 21 shots in the second period.
All that shooting almost set the record for shots by both teams, which was 80. The teams finished with a combined 76 shots.
But, all that shooting did help set anoyther record. Calgary goalie Miikka Kiprusoff
stopped all 39 shots he faced in gaining the shutout, the first in the six-game history of outdoor games. The 39 saves broke the mark of Buffalo's Ty Conklin
, who stopped 36 Pittsburgh shots in the inaugural Winter Classic in Buffalo.