NHL Game Summary - Boston at Calgary
(Thursday, October 30th)
Final Score: Calgary 3, Boston 2
Calgary, AB (Sports Network) - Dion Phaneuf and Mike Cammalleri each scored power-play goals in the second period and Dustin Boyd scored the eventual game-winner in the third in Calgary's 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins.
Miikka Kiprusoff made 29 saves for the Flames, who have rattled off five straight wins.
Tim Thomas, coming off back-to-back shutouts, was beaten three times on 38 shots for Boston, which snapped a three-game winning streak.
Patrice Bergeron and Blake Wheeler both lit the lamp in defeat.
After Boston's Zdeno Chara was whistled for holding early in the second, Jarome Iginla brought the puck into the Boston zone along the right boards. His centering pass deflected off a Boston stick and was corralled by a streaking Phaneuf and relocated into the back of the net 2 1/2 minutes into the period to tie the game, 1-1.
On Calgary's fourth power play of the period, Boston failed to clear the puck from its defensive zone and Cammalleri redirected Phaneuf's slap shot from the point past Thomas with 1:23 left in the frame.
"There were obviously some bad penalties and it hurt us," Boston defenseman Andrew Ference said. "It took away a possibility of building on something in the second. It really hurt."
The Flames added a much-needed insurance goal at the 5:40 mark of the third when Boyd took the puck from his own blueline, raced past a defender, and got the best of Thomas from the right slot.
"I was going pretty quick and I was just trying to put it on net," Boyd recalled. "Just get the puck on net and anything happens."
Milan Lucic and Wheeler's give-and-go led to a goal with 7:44 remaining in the game, but Bergeron was denied on the doorstep later in the period on the Bruins' best chance to send the game into overtime.
Boston took an early lead when Kiprusoff mishandled the puck behind the net in the first period and Bergeron gathered the loose puck and tucked it into the vacated net.
On Saturday, Calgary heads to Los Angeles to play the Kings, and Boston hosts the Dallas Stars...Boston is 4-2-2 on the road this year. Calgary is 4-1-1 at home this year, and has won three of its last four over Boston...Iginla finished with two assists.
10/31 01:52:54 ET