Bourque helps Canadiens beat Flames 2-0

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 4, 2014 at 11:29 pm •  Published: February 4, 2014
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MONTREAL (AP) — Rene Bourque was in the right place at the right time against his old team.

Bourque scored in the second period, and the Montreal Canadiens snapped the Calgary Flames' five-game winning streak with a 2-0 victory on Tuesday night.

Bourque was acquired by Montreal in the 2012 trade that sent Mike Cammalleri to Calgary. Coming into the game, Cammalleri had amassed 72 points with the Flames since the deal — Bourque had 30 with the Canadiens.

He added a big one against his old team.

"I was getting a lot of quality scoring chances this last week. It's nice to finally get one," Bourque said. "It doesn't really matter who you're playing anymore. I've been gone long enough. But it was nice to contribute."

Bourque scored at 16:15 of the second in his second game against his old team. He was credited with his eighth goal of the season when Brandon Prust's pass banked off his left leg and past Reto Berra.

"Prust just waited for the defenseman (Dennis Wideman) to go down, got around him, and threw it out in front," Bourque said. "It went off my shin pad."

Carey Price made 27 saves in his fourth shutout of the year and second in four games. David Desharnais added an empty-netter for the Canadiens (30-21-6).

Berra stopped 25 shots for Calgary (21-28-7).

"We can't fault Reto for his effort," Flames coach Bob Hartley said. "It gave us a chance to win. He came up with big saves at the right time."

With the game still scoreless early in the second period, Calgary had a chance to take the lead with a full two-minute, two-man advantage.

Tomas Plekanec was in the box for roughing, as well as Lars Eller for handling the puck on the ensuing faceoff, but Calgary's struggling power play took only three shots on Price.

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