BOSTON (AP) -- Jamie McLennan is proving that the Calgary Flames have two
goalies they can count on.
McLennan made 30 saves for his third shutout of the season and Jarome Iginla
scored two goals to lead Calgary past the Boston Bruins 5-0 Thursday night, the
Flames' fourth win in six games.
The Flames, 7-1-2-1 in their last 10, scored five goals on their first nine
shots and moved into a tie with Colorado for second place in the Northwest
McLennan hadn't played in Calgary's last eight games because to the
emergence of Miikka Kiprusoff, who took over top duties by posting an 8-2-1
record and a league-leading .937 save percentage. But McLennan says his reduced
role is just fine if the Flames keep winning.
"I haven't played much lately but it's been real easy not to play because
we've been playing well," McLennan said. "When you get in there you want to
contribute because you don't want the level of play to drop off."
Ahead 2-0 after the first period, the Flames put the game out of reach with
three goals during a 5:46 stretch late in the second. Iginla made it 3-0 with
his second goal of the game and 11th this season 11:36 into the period. He got
help from Matthew Lombardi, who faked Andrew Raycroft out of the crease and
left Iginla with a wide-open net.
Jordan Leopold pushed Calgary's lead to 4-0 just 3:09 later with his fifth
goal, and Dean McAmmond put the Flames ahead 5-0 with a slap shot from the
circle at 17:22.
"We buried our chances," Flames forward Chris Clark said. "Nine shots and
five goals, that's something that doesn't happen too many times for any team."
Boston replaced Raycroft after the second period with Felix Potvin. Raycroft
allowed five goals on 10 shots.
"Our goal coming in was to get to their young goalie and to shut (Joe)
Thornton's line down," Calgary coach Darryl Sutter. "Thornton's line after
two periods was minus-3, and we got to their goalie."
Calgary needed just four shots in the first period to take a 2-0 lead.
Iginla opened the scoring 8:43 in the first period, and Josh Green made it 2-0
at 13:26 with his first of the season and first with the Flames since signing
during the offseason.
"We didn't give up a lot of scoring chances but the ones we did were too
good of quality," Boston coach Mike Sullivan said. "It was one of those
nights where the harder we tried the worse it got."
McLennan earned his first win since Nov. 18. Lombardi and Martin Gelinas
each added a pair of assists.