This one started quick, with the trio of Danton Heinen, Rick Nash, and David Backes pinning back their ears and dominating the first shift. After being stuffed on a close attempt, Nash didn’t miss off the behind the net feed from Backes, just 28 seconds in.
About a minute and a half later, Noel Acciari left Matt Grzelcyk in a bind behind the Bruins net. Grzelcyk didn’t navigate it very well, and Sam Bennett did the rest to tie it at one.
Tuukka Rask couldn’t smother a slap shot, and a scramble ensued. Johnny Gaudreau mashed it home to give the Flames a 2-1 lead.
Fresh off a successful penalty kill, Riley Nash struck again late in the second off a sweet feed from Time Schaller. Tied game.
David Rittich, having a real good game, got a bit clipped by Schaller. He helped it along a wee bit, earning the ire of the Bruins crowd.
On their fourth power play of the game, the Bruins finally broke through, as Torey Krug sent Patrice Bergeron in alone. Bergeron potted it, and the Bruins went up 3-2.
Bruce Cassidy mixed up his lines a bit, switch Backes onto Bergeron’s wing. After a typically great defensive play, Bergeron deflected a Brad Marchand shot home.
With about four minutes to go, the Flames pulled the goalie. Zdeno Chara tried the long bomb and nailed it, salting it away at 5-2.