Lombardi, Flames too strong for Canadiens

CALGARY, Alberta (Ticker) — Matthew Lombardi and Dustin Boyd
netted a shorthanded goal apiece in the second period as the
Calgary Flames snapped a four-game losing streak with a 6-2
triumph over the Montreal Canadiens on Monday.

Mike Cammalleri and Rene Bourque each recorded a goal and an
assist and defenseman Dion Phaneuf and David Moss also tallied
for Calgary, which scored three times in the second period and
enjoyed a 20-4 edge in shots during the session.

Lombardi added two assists and Miikka Kiprusoff finished with 22
saves for the Flames.

Calgary recorded a pair of shorthanded tallies for the first
time in a contest since March 10, 2008. The Flames posted a 7-3
victory over the St. Louis Blues in that one.

Rookie Matt D’Agostini and Tomas Plekanec scored and defenseman
Roman Hamrlik notched two assists for Montreal, which opened its
season-high six-game road trip in brutal fashion.

Jaroslav Halak turned aside 35 shots for the Canadiens, who fell
to 2-8-0 in their last 10 games – scoring two or fewer goals
seven times during that stretch.

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With the Canadiens nursing a 2-1 advantage midway through the
second period, Lombardi leveled the contest his team’s first
shorthanded goal of the session.

The Montreal native took advantage of a turnover at neutral ice,
skated in on a 2-on-1 and backhanded the puck past Halak for his
sixth goal of the season.

Thirty-two seconds later, Phaneuf gave the Flames a lead they
would not relinquish after his wrist shot beat a thoroughly
screened Halak.

With 77 seconds remaining in the session and his team once again
shorthanded, Boyd gave Calgary a 4-2 lead after accepting a lead
pass from Eric Nystrom and tucking the puck past Halak for his
ninth goal of the season.

Bourque and Moss scored nearly five minutes apart in the third
to seal the win.