The Bruins went into Calgary 7-2-1 in their last 10 games, the Flames just 5-4-1. The storyline going into this game was all the injuries the Bruins have sustained. Recent call-ups for the B’s are Ryan Spooner, Matt Fraser and on emergency basis- Nick Johnson. Could the injury depleted B’s get the job done?
Before the game started the Flames Organization had a heartfelt tribute for former Flame Jarome Iginla in which Iggy was all smiles.
Tuukka Rask and Reto Berra were the starting Goalies.
The Bruins started off slowly and had a rather choppy looking Power Play, with no shots. Their best scoring chances came from the youngsters; Smith and Fraser.
Though the B’s found their skating legs, they weren’t using them in a physical nature, outhit 8-2.
After 1 period; 0-0 Shots: 11-5 Calgary
*Observation; The Bruins are 7-5 in games Jordan Caron plays. At this point the B’s have only lost 8 games and Caron was a part of five of them.
The first goal of the game came in the 2nd period when Rask let in a soft goal to Jiri Hudler, glove side. There is no doubting the Bruins have far more talent than Calgary but the Flames are a hard working team that gives full effort at all times, something the B’s didn’t match.
After 2 periods; 1-0 Calgary Shots: 11-4 Calgary
In the 3rd period the Bruins started to turn things around with a sustained attack and multiple shots on goal. The Bruins got their first goal on a Power Play when David Krejci (6) redirected a Krug slapper. A little over a minute later Reilly Smith (7) undressed Flames Defensemen TJ Brodie, then completely fooled Berra for the go ahead goal.
Bruins win 2-1 Shots: 27-24 Calgary
Next up for the Bruins is a Thursday night against the Edmonton Oilers and old friend Andrew Ference. Go B’s!