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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.

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.



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