The skinny: Michael Cammalleri has been more productive than Rene Bourque since they were traded for each other two years ago, but Bourque’s goal at 16:15 of the second period was the icebreaker as the Canadiens defeated the Calgary Flames 2-0 Tuesday night at the Bell Centre. Bourque went to the net and was rewarded when Brandon Prust’s centring pass caromed off his leg. Carey Price, who was on the losing end of 2-1 counts in his last two starts, didn’t leave anything to chance as he made 27 saves for his fourth shutout of the season. Swiss Olympian Reto Berra made 25 saves for the Flames. Movin’ on up: The win lifted the Canadiens back into third place in the Atlantic Division. They are tied in points with Toronto at 66, but they have the advantage because they hold a game in hand on the Leafs. Killer effort: The Canadiens’ penalty killers came up with a super effort, limiting Calgary to two shots after they found themselves short-handed 5-on-3 for 1:59. Tomas Plekanec was called for roughing at 4:36 of the second period and Lars Eller was guilty of delay of game on the ensuing faceoff. The Canadiens’ lone power play came with 30 seconds to play and David Desharnais scored into the empty net at 19:49. Impressive debut: Forward Dale Weise, who was acquired from Vancouver on Monday, played a strong game on the fourth line with Ryan White and Michael Bournival. He had three shots on goal and delivered three hits. White, who returned to the lineup after missing 14 games with an upper-body injury, led Montreal with six shots on goal.
Price stones Flames in 2-0 Hab win
Montreal Gazette | Feb 5