Two winning streaks were on the line as the Boston Bruins continued their West Division on a high. A five game win streak on the line, Calgary on a four game streak. Who would reign supreme at the end of the night? Both teams got off to a slow start trying to feel each other out, in a hockey sense. Boston hasn’t been in town since 2005, so the Eastern team and the Flames were trying to figure each other out.
Only one mistake in the first period, committed by the Flames, Miikka Kiprusoff lost the handle on the puck behind the net and Patrice Bergeron potted the puck into an open net.
In the second the Flames found their legs and started moving. Penalty trouble for Boston meant the somehow potent Flames powerplay would get some work. Dion Phanuef and Iginla combined to put the puck in net twice, once at the beginning and once at the end of the period. Phaneuf and Cammalleri score, Iggy with two assists.
Calgary continued their forecheck as all lines continued with their continuity (albeit the top line silent again even strength). Dustin Boyd continued a good game against Colorado by generating chances all night. He scored the eventual game winner on a two v one firing a puck past Thomas who was coming off a back to back shutout performances.
Boston poured it on late with five minutes to spare using their speed to create quality scoring chances. With the goalie pulled Boston called a timeout to draft some plays and take one last gasp to tie. A nail bitter at the end but Calgary held on to prevail and extend their win streak to five.