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NHL Game Summary - Calgary at Montreal



(Tuesday, February 4th)

Final Score: Montreal 2, Calgary 0

Montreal, QC (SportsNetwork.com) - Carey Price posted 27 saves for his fourth shutout of the season, as the Montreal Canadiens ended Calgary's five-game win streak with a 2-0 whitewashing of the Flames at Bell Centre.

Rene Bourque got Montreal on the board with 3:45 left in the second period, while David Desharnais added an empty netter in the final minute to help the Canadiens put the brakes on a two-game slide.

"We played pretty well in our own end," Price said. "We limited their scoring chances and that's the biggest reason why we won tonight."

Reto Berra, starting between the pipes for the Flames in place of an injured Karri Ramo, stopped 25-of-26 shots in the setback, Calgary's fourth in a row on the road.

After the teams combined for just nine shots in a scoreless first frame, the Flames found themselves with a 5-on-3 under five minutes into the second, but Calgary couldn't capitalize, as Price turned away all comers to keep the visitors off the board.

"The turning point in the game was our 5-on-3 power play," Calgary head coach Bob Hartley said. "If we score, it's a different game. We had a few good chances, but Price came up with some big saves."

Brandon Prust helped the Canadiens strike first later in the stanza, as he threw a shot on net from the low right side that Berra fought off. However, the rebound ricocheted off Bourque's left leg atop the crease and bounced across the goal line to give Montreal a 1-0 lead at 16:15.

With the Flames still trailing by one and under two minutes to play in the third, Berra left the net in favor of the extra attacker, but former Montreal forward Mike Cammalleri was whistled for hooking with 30.1 ticks left to hamper Calgary's comeback bid.

Desharnais potted an empty-netter 20 seconds later to account for the final margin.

Game Notes

Calgary entered the game 7-0-1 in its last eight meetings with Montreal ... The Flames fell to 9-14-4 on the road this season ... Ramo sustained a sprained medial collateral ligament on Saturday and will miss Calgary's final two games before the Olympics ... Cammalleri was facing his former team for the first time since being traded to Calgary with Ramo on Jan. 12, 2012 for Bourque, Patrick Holland and draft picks ... Montreal improved to 16-10-4 at home this season.

02/04 23:04:07 ET

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CHA 101
 
2nd
DUKE 74
WAKE 33
 
Final
LOS 4
CWS 6
 
Final
CLE 4
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Final
TEX 2
KAN 13
 
Final
SFG 2
OAK 9
 
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SEA 4
SDP 3
 
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MIL 8
WMIL 0
 
Final
COL 3
ARI 6
 
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MIN 3
UMIN 1
 
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NYK 82
 
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ORL 100
PHO 105
 
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BRK 72
CHA 101
 
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TOR 96
CLE 95
 
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BOS 73
UTA 68
 
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MIN 51
DEN 66
 
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NOP 52
DET 50
 
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MIA 55
LAL 55
 
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HOU 72
MEM 73
 
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OKC 60
PHI 66
 
2nd
SAN 48
SAC 36
 
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UNCA 80
LIB 70
 
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PSU 67
OSU 77
 
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USB 62
BING 57
 
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FORD 66
DUQ 81
 
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GMAS 51
GWU 67
 
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UNH 54
HART 52
 
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STJOE 55
LAS 50
 
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Terriers 79
LIU 70
 
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GTDNS 83
MAINE 66
 
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ND 71
 
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PROV 79
 
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BRY 91
SHU 85
 
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MORE 79
SEMIZ 74
 
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MNTER 58
RFLSH 73
 
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LSU 63
TENN 78
 
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SFLA 74
UCF 45
 
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VERM 66
UMBC 39
 
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RMU 91
WAGN 68
 
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UMASS 53
RICH 56
 
2nd
TULA 46
HOU 43
 
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YALE 58
HOW 43
 
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PITT 51
MIAMI 51
 
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TXPA 35
NMST 45
 
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MSU 39
PURD 34
 
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STLU 37
BONA 48
 
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DUKE 74
WAKE 33
 
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CIN 12
 
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VANDY 24
MSST 31
 
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OKST 20
TCU 21
 
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UCLA 32
USC 19
 
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UTST 22
 
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2nd
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