Montreal took two tripping penalties in rapid succession to set up Calgary for the game-opening goal.
At the 6:11 mark, P.K. Subban
was whistled for tripping Tom Kostopoulos
in the corner. Thirty-three seconds later, Hal Gill
went to the box after committing a trip at his own blue line.
started the 5-on-3 kill well by robbing Bourque early in the two-man advantage. But, Bourque got even when he tipped a shot past price at the 8:09 mark.
Gill was playing in his first game after returning from injury, Defenseman James Wisniewski
also played in the game, despite taking a puck to the cheek just three days earlier. He had to play with a full shield. Mike Cammalleri
also returned to the lineup after a long absence.
With those returns, Alexandre Picard and Tom Pyatt
were Montreal's scratches.