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Top Bruins Moments of 2012: 9-0 Shutout of Calgary

December 22nd, 2012 at 5:10 PM
By Tim ODonnell

With 2012 coming to a close, Bruins 101 have decided to look back at what the Bruins did the last calendar year. During the next week, we will post what we thought were the biggest moments for the Bruins in the last year. If you have suggestions for you think should be included as a top moment, let us know.

It makes sense to start this list with a game way back in January. Just their second game into the New Year, the Bruins laid a beatdown on the Calgary Flames, winning 9-0.

If there was a better way for the Bruins to start the New Year, I sure don't know what it is. The Bruins jumped in front early and never looked back. Eight different Bruins had multiple points before the Flames pulled starting goalie Leland Irving midway through the second period after allowing six goals. At the end of the night, 12 different Bruins had recorded at least one point.

"It was embarrassing," the Flames' Jarome Iginla said after the game. 'We got totally outworked and outcompteted. We got pushed off the puck all night and we were terrible. One of the worst games in memory."

Patrice Bergeron and Nathan Horton each had two goals and an assist and Tyler Seguin and David Krejci each had a goal and two assists.

Much of the talk before the game was about the Vancouver Canucks coming to town the next night. That certainly wasn't the case after the game. It was just complete domination.

What might be forgotten in all the hype about the offense is that this was Tuukka Rask's third shutout in four starts. He was never challenged too much and was called upon to make 25 saves.

Tags: Boston, Boston Bruins, Calgary Flames, David Krejci, Hockey, Jarome Iginla, Leland Irving, NHL, Patrice Bergeron, Tuukka Rask, Tyler Seguin

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