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In the most entertaining game of the year, the Bruins lost to the Calgary Flames 4-3 in shootout.
Max Talbot made his Boston Bruins debut tonight, lining up on the left side with Kelly and Ferlin. Gregory Campbell was still a scratch, working his way back from an upper body injury. Tuukka Rask and Karri Ramo faced off against each other once again.
Brad Marchand opened up the scoring against the Flames as he did the last time the Bruins faced them, by scoring a beautiful wrap around goal at the 7:46 mark of the 1st period. Hamilton's shot on net produced a juicy rebound and Marchand was able to capitalize by taking the puck behind the net. Calgary, however, would bounce back, by capitalizing on their second PP chance of the period. Sean Monahan was able to poke one in during a scrum in front of the net at the 18:49 mark, tying it 1-1.
The 2nd period opened with the Bruins trying to kill a Carl Soderberg hooking penalty. After successfully killing the penalty, the Bruins were able to regain the lead with a Milan Lucic snipe. Pastrnak and Spooner assisted in the goal, with a beautiful setup in the triangle. Calgary would answer later, with Jiri Hudler cashing in on a juicy rebound given up by Tuukka Rask, again tying it.
Johnny Gaudreau, the former Boston College Eagle, potted a PPG to give Calgary the lead. Bruins would answer back, however, with Loui Eriksson flipping in a rebound from a Soderberg shot. The game would stay tied throughout the 3rd period, and OT was needed.
In OT, the two teams traded chances, but they weren't able to score. On they went to shootout. It took 8 rounds to settle it, but David Schlemko won it for Calgary in the end.
In a game that saw the Bruins give up 7 PP opportunities to Calgary, the Bruins hung tough, but made too many mistakes and missed too many opportunities to pull out the win.
7:46 (Boston) - Brad Marchand 19 (Assists: Patrice Bergeron 27, Dougie Hamilton 25)
18:49 (Flames) - Sean Monahan 23 (PPG) (Assists: Kris Russell 20, Jiri Hudler 31)
2:30 (Boston) - Milan Lucic 14 (Assists: Ryan Spooner 3, David Pastrnak 8)
14:26 (Calgary) - Jiri Hudler 21 (Assists: Mikael Backlund 12, Dennis Wideman 26)
4:59 (Calgary) - Johnny Gaudreau 16 (PPG) (Assists: Kris Russell 21, Dennis Wideman 27)
11:40 (Boston) - Loui Eriksson 15 (Assists: Chris Kelly 20, Carl Soderberg 25)
Boston - Ryan Spooner shootout saved
Calgary - Joe Colborne shootout saved
Boston - Torey Krug shootout saved
Calgary - Johnny Gaudreau shootout saved
Boston - David Pastrnak shootout saved
Calgary - Jiri Hudler shootout saved
Boston - Brad Marchand shootout saved
Calgary - Sean Monahan shootout saved
Boston - Loui Eriksson shootout saved
Calgary - Mason Raymond shootout saved
Boston - Reilly Smith shootout saved
Calgary - Drew Shore shootout saved
Boston - Patrice Bergeron shootout goal
Calgary - Josh Jooris shootout goal
Boston - Milan Lucic shootout saved
Calgary - David Schlemko shootout goal
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