Flames skate away with Heritage Classic

CALGARY, Alberta — Rene Bourque scored two goals, Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 39 shots and the Calgary Flames beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-0 Sunday in the Heritage Classic outdoors game at McMahon Stadium.

Anton Babchuk had a short-handed goal and Alex Tanguay also scored for the Flames, who became just the second home team in the NHL's six outdoors games to get a win. Kiprusoff got his fourth shutout of the season.

The win moved the Flames past four teams into a tie with Nashville for fifth place in the Western Conference, as 10 points separate third place and 12th. Calgary has earned at least a point in 18 of its last 20 games.

Carey Price finished with 33 saves for Montreal, which dropped to 1-2-2 in its last five games.

Blackhawks 3, Penguins 2, SO

At Chicago, Patrick Kane scored the only goal in the shootout to lift Chicago.

Patrick Sharp and Bryan Bickell scored in regulatioin for the Blackhawks in their third straight game without coach Joel Quenneville, who is recovering from gastrointestinal bleeding caused by an ulcer.

Red Wings 2, Wild 1, SO

At St. Paul, Minn., Todd Bertuzzi scored the clinching goal in the shootout to lift Detroit to its fifth straight win.

After Pavel Datsyuk flipped a first-round shot over Niklas Backstrom's stick, Howard denied Minnesota's Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Matt Cullen to set up Bertuzzi's winner.

Flyers 4, Rangers 2

At New York, Claude Giroux and Daniel Carcillo scored second-period goals and Philadelphia shook off an early deficit.

The Rangers took a 1-0 lead for the first time in eight games when Wojtek Wolski scored with 7:21 left in the first period, but Jeff Carter got the Flyers even later in the frame. Carter and Giroux had a goal and assist each, and Kris Versteeg added an empty-netter in the third period.

Capitals 2, Sabres 1

At Buffalo, N.Y., Marcus Johansson tipped in Mathieu Perreault's shot midway through the third period to lift slumping Washington past Buffalo.

Perreault finished with a goal and assist in helping the Capitals win for only the second time in their past six games.

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