Great game, great event. I didn’t get a chance to go to Spectator Plaza, as they shut it down an hour before the game started. Tokyo Police Club was great, and Metric and Five For Fighting weren’t too shabby either. Paul Brant’s rendition of O Canada could have used a little work. But all in all, the weather was perfect, just cold enough to remind you that you were sitting outside.
So there was also a game played. And in it, Bourque had two goals, and a career-high and outdoor game record 11 shots, shattering the previous record of 7 held by Detroit’s Pavel Datsyuk and Pittsburgh’s Kris Letang. Miikka Kiprusoff had a 39-save shutout which moved the Flames up to (albeit temporarily) 6th place in the West.
The Flames capitalized on a five-on-three with a nice pass from Tanguay to Bourque, which stood as the winner. Although the highlight of the night was Bourque’s second goal. Check it out.
I’ve also got a few photos…