By MyFM's Jake Archer - The Bruins continued to impress on Tuesday night with a 5-2 win over the Calgary Flames in Boston. Patrice Bergeron and Riley Nash both scored twice to help the team to their second straight win and eighth in the last ten games.
Nash got the scoring underway just 28 seconds into the game, but Calgary would win the first period by responding with goals from Sam Bennett and Johnny Gaudreau. That would be it for the Flames however, as none of the chances they got afterward amounted to anything. They would come up empty on five power play opportunities during the game.
The B's tied the game back up late in the second period on Nash's second goal and then took the lead again on a power play goal by Bergeron early in the third. That was number 26 for Bergy on the season and he added his 27th about eight minutes later to give Boston some insurance. The Flames pulled their goalie in the final minutes but Zdeno Chara found the empty net to secure the win.
It was another great finish from the Bruins as they held Calgary down and were able to score four unanswered goals. Tuukka Rask had another good game between the pipes as he stopped 27 shots and David Backes registered two assists in the win.
Bergeron really did more to make the NHL look ridiculous for not having him in the All Star game. Right now, he's playing at an MVP caliber level and leading a surprisingly good team. They've been not only consistent, but they've been a crazy amount of fun. It might stink that we don't have NHL players playing in the Olympics right now, but I'm okay with how things are going. We've got a team that has a bright outlook on our hands.
Boston gets a long layoff now before starting a five-game road trip in Vancouver on Saturday night.