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Bergeron scores twice, Rask stops 28 as Bruins win again

Field Level Media
February 13. 2018 11:49PM
Calgary Flames goaltender David Rittich reacts after Boston Bruins fans cheer after a goal by Patrice Bergeron during the third period of Boston's 5-2 win at TD Garden. (Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports)

Fans attending the Tuesday night game between the Boston Bruins and Calgary Flames at TD Garden in Boston were sent home with a Patrice Bergeron bobblehead — and a game-winning Bergeron goal.

The Bruins' alternate captain netted the winner early in the third period and padded the lead with another goal as Boston earned a 5-2 victory against Calgary.

Bergeron increased his goal tally to a team-leading 27. Riley Nash scored twice, Zdeno Chara added another, and Tuukka Rask made 28 saves as the Bruins were victorious for the fifth time in six tries.

Combined with Tampa Bay’s loss to Buffalo, the Bruins pulled to within 1 point of the division leading Tampa Bay.

Johnny Gaudreau scored his 19th goal and Sam Bennett put one home for the Flames. David Rittich recorded 35 stops as Calgary returned to the loss column after a 3-2 road win over the New York Islanders on Sunday.

Bergeron wristed the winning shot past Rittich on a power play with 18:45 remaining to break a 2-2 tie.

Bergeron then tipped in Brad Marchand's shot for some insurance with 10:41 to go.

Chara's long-distance empty-netter with 3:46 left capped the scoring.

A busy first period produced a 2-1 lead for Calgary.

Nash opened the scoring for Boston just 28 seconds into the game when he slammed home David Backes' feed from behind the Flames' net.

Calgary answered quickly as Bennett capitalized on a Boston turnover in front of the net and sent a loose puck past Rask with 17:57 left in the first.

Nash's second goal on a close-range tip from Tim Schaller's feed with 3:40 remaining in the second period tied it.