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Bourque tallies first NHL hat trick as Flames double up Senators

CBSSports.com wire reports

CALGARY, Alberta -- Rene Bourque is fitting in perfectly with the Calgary Flames after three seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Bourque scored three goals for his first NHL hat trick, and the Flames beat the Ottawa Senators 6-3 on Saturday night.

"The puck was going in for me tonight," said Bourque, the 6-foot-2, 215-pound former Wisconsin star who had 10 goals in 62 games last season for Chicago. "It's a good feeling. I'll take what I can get and hopefully they keep going in for me."

Andre Roy, Adrian Aucoin and Todd Bertuzzi added goals, and Miikka Kiprusoff made 27 saves for Calgary. The Flames have earned points in seven straight games (4-0-3) to open a three-point lead over Vancouver atop the Northwest Division.

Chris Phillips, Jason Spezza and Alexandre Picard scored for Ottawa, 0-9-2 in its last 11 road games and 0-2-0 on its eight-game trip.

"We're obviously not happy where we are right now, but I thought we played a pretty decent hockey game aside from a couple of breakdowns," Spezza said. "But everything they shot went in there once they got the lead."

After Phillips and Spezza gave Ottawa a 2-0 lead in the second period, Bourque tied it with goals in a 58-second span. Bourque's third goal of the game and 14th of the season made it 5-3 with 5:35 left in the third period.

"He's a goal scorer," Aucoin said. "That release. His strength. He doesn't get knocked off the puck too easily. I played with him in Chicago and I've always known how well he can shoot the puck. He's a big guy and he skates really well."


  • Bourque had a career-high 16 goals as a rookie in 2005-06 with Chicago.
  • Ottawa C Cody Bass did not return after appearing to have injured his shoulder during a first period fight with Calgary's Eric Nystrom.
  • With Ottawa D Anton Volchenkov (upper body) sidelined, D Brian Lee was recalled from Binghamton (AHL).
  • Kiprusoff is 4-0-0 against Ottawa.
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Cody Bass connects with a good punch on Eric Nystrom, but injures his shoulder during this fight. (AP)
Cody Bass connects with a good punch on Eric Nystrom, but injures his shoulder during this fight. (AP)
Ottawa (12-16-5)0213
Calgary  (20-11-4) «0336
Three Stars
R. Bourque

Goals: 3
Assist(s): 0
D. Langkow

Goals: 0
Assist(s): 2
A. Aucoin

Goals: 1
Assist(s): 0

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Scoring Summary
01:12Chris Phillips (2), Slap Shot. Assist: Alfredsson, Fisher
08:32Jason Spezza (14), Slap Shot, Unassisted.
10:05Rene Bourque (12), Wrap Shot. Assist: Langkow
11:03Rene Bourque (13), Wrist Shot, Unassisted.
12:12Andre Roy (2), Wrist Shot. Assist: Pardy, Nystrom
08:15Power Play - Alexandre Picard (5), Wrist Shot. Assist: Vermette, Heatley
08:59Adrian Aucoin (5), Slap Shot. Assist: Cammalleri, Bertuzzi
14:25Rene Bourque (14), Wrist Shot. Assist: Langkow, Giordano
18:44Todd Bertuzzi (9), Empty Net, Unassisted.
Penalty Summary
04:27Bell, 2 min, Hooking
05:27Giordano, 2 min, Hooking
10:19Sutter, 2 min, Roughing
10:19Kelly, 2 min, Roughing
14:12Nystrom, 5 min, Fighting
14:12Bass, 5 min, Fighting
14:25Regehr, 2 min, Interference
04:25Sarich, 2 min, Interference
17:46Vermette, 2 min, Hooking
19:19Ruutu, 2 min, Roughing
19:19Phaneuf, 2 min, Roughing
03:41Spezza, 2 min, Tripping
06:58Regehr, 2 min, Tripping
12:21Bell, 2 min, Tripping
Shots On Goal
Alex Auld59:32365
Miikka Kiprusoff59:48273
Power Play Conversions
Power Play
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