Bruins fall apart in 4-3 OT loss to Calgary Flames
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The Boston Bruins lost their fourth straight contest with a 4-3 OT loss against the Calgary Flames.
Defenseman Matt Bartkowski made his return to the lineup after being scratched for 17 consecutive games. Forward Jordan Caron and defenseman Adam McQuaid sat as the healthy scratches. Tuukka Rask and Karri Ramo faced off between the pipes.
The Bruins drew blood first, as Patrice Bergeron picked up a pass from TJ Brodie and rushed up the right side. Brad Marchand who went top-shelf on Ramo, his first short-handed goal of the season. Great puck possession by Dougie Hamilton had Calgary focused on him, allowing Zdeno Chara to slap home a pass from the point to put the Bruins up 2-0.
Torey Krug opened up the second with a goal only 50 seconds into the period. Shortly after, David Jones was able to put one past Rask. Despite a four-minute power play, the Bruins were unable to generate any offense. Kevan Miller went down the tunnel after taking a high-stick, and did not return for the rest of the game.
The Bruins fell apart in an epic way in the third. Defensive mistakes led to two goals from Jiri Hudler to tie the game, and the Bruins were unable to pull ahead in the final minutes, sending the game to OT, where TJ Brodie made up for his mistake earlier in the game by potting a freak goal past Rask to ensure the win for the Flames.
Penalty Breakdown: First Period
Chris Kelly - 2:00 holding minor - 14:57
Dougie Hamilton - 2:00 roughing minor - 7:55
Jiri Hudler - 2:00 roughing minor - 7:55
Johnny Gaudreau - 4:00 high-sticking double minor - 3:59 Third Period
David Pastrnak - 2:00 high-sticking minor - 5:18
Goal Breakdown: First Period
Brad Marchand - 13:12
Zdeno Chara - 11:29 Second Period
Torey Krug - 19:10
David Jones - 13:10 Third Period
Jiri Hudler - 16:38
Jiri Hudler - 14:51