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NHL Game Summary - Boston at Calgary



(Tuesday, December 10th)

Final Score: Boston 2, Calgary 1

Calgary, AB (SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Bruins made Jarome Iginla's return to Calgary a triumphant one, scoring a pair of goals late in the third period to rally for a 2-1 victory over the Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome.

Reilly Smith potted the game-winner with 4:33 left to play, a mere 98 seconds after David Krejci recorded the equalizer with the Bruins on the power play.

Iginla, the Flames' all-time leader in goals (525), points (1,095) and games played (1,219), faced the club he spent 16 highly productive seasons with for the first time since Calgary traded its longtime captain to Pittsburgh during last April's trade deadline. The revered 36-year-old received a warm and rousing ovation from the home crowd during postgame introductions.

"It brought back a lot of great memories," Iginla said of his return.

Tuukka Rask stopped 26-of-27 shots to help Boston to its third straight win and fifth in six games.

Jiri Hudler had the lone goal for Calgary, which received 22 saves from Reto Berra in a losing cause.

After sleepwalking through most of the first 2 1/2 periods, the Bruins' offense finally came to life while down 1-0 with under seven minutes left in the third.

A delay of game penalty to Calgary's Joe Colborne with 7:23 to go helped draw Boston even, with Krejci crowding the net to re-direct Torey Krug's blast from the point on the resulting man advantage.

With the goal giving them renewed life, the Bruins went ahead shortly afterward on an outstanding individual effort from Smith, who got around Flames defenseman T.J. Brodie while skating hard down the right wing before lifting the puck over the shoulder of Berra.

Calgary managed just one shot the rest of the way, but controlled the action for nearly the entirety of the opening two periods.

"I think the best way to describe this is a lack of maturity," Flames head coach Bob Hartley said of his team allowing Boston to get back in the game in the third.

The Flames owned a decided 22-9 advantage in shots through the first 40 minutes, but Rask kept it close with several key saves over that time frame.

Hudler was able to solve the Boston netminder and break a scoreless deadlock with 5:17 left in the second period. Receiving a puck chipped up the left boards by Sven Baertschi, the veteran forward sent a well-placed wrister that landed under Rask's glove and into the net.

Game Notes

Iginla led the Flames in scoring for 11 consecutive seasons from 2000-01 to 2011-12, the longest stretch by any player in league history ... Bruins forward Shawn Thornton sat out a second straight game while awaiting Friday's suspension hearing for an illegal hit on Pittsburgh's Brooks Orpik during last Saturday's matchup with the Penguins ... Hudler has two goals and three assists over a four-game point streak ... Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk returned to action after missing two straight games with back spasms ... Boston center Gregory Campbell skated in his 600th career NHL game.

12/11 02:06:41 ET

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Boston 4/24 8:00 PM ET
Detroit NBCSN, TSN, NESN, FSN-DET
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Colorado 4/24 9:30 PM ET
Minnesota CNBC, TSN2, Alt, FSN-N,WI
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Standings

2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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