|OTT||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||3|
|CGY||0||0||0||(0 - 0)||6|
CALGARY - Rene Bourque scored three goals for his first NHL hat trick, and the Flames beat the Ottawa Senators 6-3 on Saturday night.
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.
"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," said Spezza. "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 two 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," said Aucoin. "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."
Notes: 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 ... The Senators' road trip continues Sunday night in Vancouver against the Canucks (10 p.m., Rogers Sportsnet East, Team 1200).
|Chris Phillips (2) ASST: Daniel Alfredsson (21), Mike Fisher (9)|
1 - 0 OTT
|Jason Spezza (14) ASST: NONE|
2 - 0 OTT
|Rene Bourque (12) ASST: Daymond Langkow (15)|
2 - 1 OTT
|Rene Bourque (13) ASST: NONE|
2 - 2 Tie
|Andre Roy (2) ASST: Adam Pardy (2), Eric Nystrom (2)|
3 - 2 CGY
|PPG - Alexandre Picard (5) ASST: Antoine Vermette (4), Dany Heatley (17)|
3 - 3 Tie
|Adrian Aucoin (5) ASST: Mike Cammalleri (17), Todd Bertuzzi (16)|
4 - 3 CGY
|Rene Bourque (14) ASST: Daymond Langkow (16), Mark Giordano (11)|
5 - 3 CGY
|EN - Todd Bertuzzi (9) ASST: NONE|
6 - 3 CGY
|Brendan Bell Hooking against Daymond Langkow|
|Mark Giordano Hooking against Mike Fisher|
|Brett Sutter Roughing against Chris Kelly|
|Chris Kelly Roughing against Brett Sutter|
|Eric Nystrom Fighting against Cody Bass|
|Cody Bass Fighting against Eric Nystrom|
|Robyn Regehr Interference against Daniel Alfredsson|
|Cory Sarich Interference against Nick Foligno|
|Antoine Vermette Hooking against Adam Pardy|
|Jarkko Ruutu Roughing against Dion Phaneuf|
|Dion Phaneuf Roughing against Jarkko Ruutu|
|Jason Spezza Tripping against Craig Conroy|
|Robyn Regehr Tripping against Jason Spezza|
|Brendan Bell Tripping against Rene Bourque|
|SA: 41||TOI: 59:32|
|Saves: 36||EV: 29 - 34|
|PIM: 0||PP: 7 - 7|
|SV%: .878||SH: 0 - 0|
|SA: 30||TOI: 59:48|
|Saves: 27||EV: 21 - 23|
|PIM: 0||PP: 6 - 7|
|SV%: .900||SH: 0 - 0|