Bruins top Flames 2-1 as Iginla returns to Calgary
Boston Bruins' Jarome Iginla, left, tries to get past Calgary Flames' Kris Russell during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)
Boston Bruins' Jarome Iginla takes part in the pre-game skate before first period NHL hockey action against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Alberta Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)
CALGARY, Alberta –Reilly Smith scored the tiebreaking goal at 15:27 of the third period and the Boston Bruins beat the Flames, 2-1, last night in Jarome Iginla’s return to Calgary.
David Krejci scored a power-play goal almost 14 minutes into the third to pull Boston even. Only 1:38 later, Smith skated down the left wing, cut around defenseman T.J. Brodie and roofed a shot into the top corner of the net over the outstretched glove of Reto Berra.
Tuukka Rask made 26 saves to help Boston win its third straight.
Jiri Hudler scored in the second period for the Flames, who had won three of four.
Iginla received an extended standing ovation before the opening faceoff of his first game back in Calgary since he was traded to Pittsburgh last season. He signed with the Bruins as a free agent in the offseason.