The Calgary Flames played their third game of the new NHL season away in Montreal and came out of it with their first win. For their part, the Flames had a bit more jump in their step, and although the effort was far from perfect, they capitalized on their chance when they had a chance.
Notable milestone with the win, Miikka Kiprusoff moved ahead of Mike Vernon as the most winningest goal in Flames franchise history with 263.
Despite falling 0-1 in early in the first, the PP clicked for the Flames. Rene Bourque scored twice, once on the PP and again even strength.
Niklas Hagman scored his first on the power-play with David Moss getting his first in the second as well. Alex Tanguay and Butler had two assists.
The secondary scoring is much needed relief for the Flames, Iginla with no points tonight. YOu can expect that won’t change too much with David Moss down the middle. Not knocking moss, but he’s not a natural center and certainly not #1. A stiffer contest will come in the form of the suddenly resurgent Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday.
NOTES: THis was the first game between the two teams since the 2011 Heritage Classic outdoor game. The Canadiens had never previously faced Calgary in a home opener. The Flames with a lowly 21 shots and only 1 in the third period.