Rene Bourque scored twice, Anton Babchuk had a short-handed goal and Alex Tanguay also scored for the Flames, who became just the second home team to win in the NHL’s six outdoor games.
“I think it’s right up there with playing your first game, scoring your first goal, things like that,” Bourque said of the experience of playing outside. “It’s just fun to be part of this and playing in front of these people, especially when you’re sitting on the bench and you’re looking out and seeing 40,000 people.”
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.