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Bruins 2, Flames 1


Bruins 2, Flames 1: Reilly Smith and David Krejci scored 1:38 apart late in the third period to rally visiting Boston past Calgary in Jarome Iginla's return to the city where he played for 16 seasons.

Tuukka Rask turned aside 26 shots as the Bruins won their third straight game and improved to 13-3-1 in their last 17. Iginla, making his first appearance at the Saddledowm since he was traded to Pittsburgh in March, did not hit the scoresheet but was on the ice for Krejci's tying tally on the power play and was named the game's first star.

Jiri Hudler scored the lone goal and Reto Berra was less than 6 1/2 minutes from his first career shutout before the Boston struck twice for the victory. Berra finished with 22 saves - 13 coming in the final 20 minutes.

Hudler broke the scorless deadlock just past the five-minute mark of the second period, breaking down the left wing and beating Rask with a wrist shot from just beyond the left faceoff dot that appeared to dip under the netminder's glove. Boston managed only nine shots through the first two periods but had its best chance denied early in the third when Berra flashed his glove to snatch Matt Fraser's bullet.

The Bruins continued to apply the pressure and it finally paid off when Krejci redirected defenseman Torey Krug's straight-on slap shot with 6:11 remaining. Smith followed with the game-winning tally, busting down the right wing and cutting toward the net before beating Berra short side with 4:33 remaining.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Iginla, the Flames' franchise leader in games played (1,219), points (1,095) and goals (525), received a standing ovation lasting more than two minutes and repeatedly was showered with chants of "Iggy! Iggy! Iggy!" during pregame ceremonies. ... Hudler has two goals and three assists in his five-game point streak and has eight points in his last seven matchups against Boston. ... Bruins C Gregory Campbell appeared in his 600th career game, becoming part of the sixth father-son tandem (Colin Campbell) to each reach that milestone.