Jooris, Flames beat Canadiens 6-2

Montreal, QC ( – Rookie Josh Jooris scored twice and six
Calgary Flames players had at least two points in a 6-2 win over the Montreal
Canadiens on Sunday.

Markus Granlund, Curtis Glencross, Lance Bouma and Mark Giordano also scored
for the Flames, who returned the favor after losing 2-1 in a shootout to the
Canadiens last Tuesday in Calgary.

It was Montreal’s first loss in five home games this season.

TJ Brodie had three assists for Calgary and Jiri Hudler and Johnny Gaudreau
added a pair of helpers each to back 18 saves by Jonas Hiller.

Max Pacioretty and Rene Bourque scored for the Canadiens, who have lost three
of their last four (1-2-1). Carey Price gave up five goals on 35 shots.

Jooris scored his first goal 4:58 into the game on a rebound off Dennis
Wideman’s shot from the blue line, and Hudler’s shot in the final minute of
the first period hit off Granlund’s skate to give the Flames a 2-0 lead.

Glencross made it 3-0 with 2:07 remaining in the second period when he got a
piece of Brodie’s wrist shot from the point.

Dale Weise hustled into the left corner early in the third period to erase
what would have been an icing call and won the puck, leading to Pacioretty’s
goal from the right circle to get Montreal on the board.

But Jooris scored his third NHL goal 8:11 later after Brodie hit him with a
pass behind three defenders on a power play and he beat Price one-on-one.

Calgary pushed its lead to 5-1 at 11:08 after All-Star Canadiens defenseman
P.K. Subban fell down in front of Giordano, who crossed a pass to Bouma for a

The puck went in off Bourque’s skate at 13:18 for Montreal’s second goal and
Giordano scored an empty-netter with 3 1/2 minutes left.

Game Notes

Glencross and Giordano had one assist each … The Flames continue a five-game
road trip on Tuesday in Washington … The Canadiens remain home to play
Chicago on Tuesday.