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The Morning After: Flames Handle Bruins 5-2

The Flames withstood an early Bruins flurry and walked away with a 5-2 victory.

Boston Bruins v Calgary Flames Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images

Calgary Flames 5 Boston Bruins 2

Well, that was some kind of hockey game! The Flames and Bruins each took turns setting the pace in this game, but a big first period from Calgary set the Flames up with a 3 goal lead that they wouldn’t relinquish. Here’s the rest of the best in what wasn’t covered in the recap or Rate The Flames.


-Numero Juuso: Juuso Valimaki scored his first NHL goal of his career in the first period giving Calgary a 3-0 lead.

-100: Johnny Gaudreau’s goal at 15:20 of the first period was his 100th career NHL goal.

-Speaking Of Gaudreau: Gaudreau left the game in the 3rd period after a borderline hit from the Bruins Charlie McAvoy. Accoridng to SportsNet 960 Gaudreau was pulled from the game by the concussion spotters.

-Tops: The Bruins top line scored twice in the game (Bergeron & Marchand), keeping them as the top scoring line in the NHL (30 points).


Post Game Reaction

Pacific Division Standings

  1. Anaheim: 5-1-1 (11 points)
  2. Calgary: 4-2-0 (8 points)
  3. Vancouver: 4-2-0 (8 points)
  4. Vegas: 3-4-0 (6 points)
  5. San Jose: 2-3-1 (5 points)
  6. LA: 2-3-1 (5 points)
  7. Edmonton: 2-2-0 (4 points)
  8. Arizona: 1-4-0 (2 points)