Boston Bruins pull out win against Calgary
BOSTON >> Patrice Bergeron scored a tiebreaking goal with 3:24 left in the third period and the Boston Bruins beat the Calgary Flames 2-1 on Tuesday night.
Landon Ferraro also scored for Boston and Tuukka Rask stopped 24 of 25 shots as the Bruins won for the third time in four games.
Jakub Nakladal's first career goal was the only score for the Flames, who lost their sixth straight.
Joni Ortio had 23 saves for Calgary, but had little chance on the game-winner as Bergeron one-timed a pass from Torey Krug from high in the slot.
Ferraro gave Boston the lead on a one-timer from the slot off passes from Brett Connolly and Krug 7:05 into the game.
Rask had a shutout going until Nakladal scored 5:35 into the third on a slap shot from the top of the left circle to tie it at 1-all. Jyrki Jokipakka and Michael Frolik assisted.
The Flames, who lost in Philadelphia 5-3 on Monday night, kept it close early with defense. Calgary held Boston to five shots in the first and nine in the second as the Flames regained their strength.
Nakladal's goal gave Calgary a lift and the Flames nearly took a lead a few minutes later, but Rask stopped Michael Ferland three times as he attempted to swipe in a rebound from in front of the crease.
Notes: Boston RW Lee Stempniak, acquired Monday in a deal with New Jersey, played for his ninth team. ... Boston was without LW Zac Rinaldo, who was suspended Tuesday for five games for a hit on Lightning F Cedric Paquette on Sunday. ... C Noel Acciari, recalled from AHL Providence, made his Bruins debut. ... Calgary D Jyrki Jokipakka, acquired from Dallas on Monday, played his first game with the Flames. ... Boston coach Claude Julien entered the game two wins away from tying Art Ross for the most regular-season victories in Bruins history (387).
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