| |2011-12 Game No. 42; Road Game No. 25
Flames Record: 18-19-5
HIGHLIGHT OF THE NIGHT - PICTURE PERFECT SET-UP
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.
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| ||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.
Icetime -- Brodie (24:57)
Shots -- Horak (4)
Hits -- Sarich (6)
Blocks -- Babchuk (3)
Takeaways -- Jackman (1)
Faceoff Wins -- Byron (4, 50%)
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