Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Flames Top Canadiens in Heritage Classic
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- Rene Bourque scored two goals, Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 39 shots and the Calgary Flames beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-0 Sunday in the Heritage Classic outdoors game at McMahon Stadium.
Anton Babchuk had a short-handed goal and Alex Tanguay also scored for the Flames, who became just the second home team in the NHL's six outdoors games to get a win. Kiprusoff got his fourth shutout of the season.
The win moved the Flames past four teams into a tie with Nashville for fifth place in the Western Conference, as 10 points separate third place and 12th. Calgary has earned at least a point in 18 of its last 20 games.
Carey Price finished with 33 saves for Montreal, which dropped to 1-2-2 in its last five games.