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Boyd's Pair Helps Flames Burn Leafs

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:47 AM

The Canadian Press

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Boyd's Pair Helps Flames Burn Leafs
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CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -Dustin Boyd doesn't get to play alongside Calgary star Jarome Iginla too often, so he took advantage when he got the chance.

Boyd had two goals and the Flames held on for a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night.

Boyd played with Iginla and Curtis Glencross because regular first-line forward Mike Cammalleri was out with the flu.

"It's just a matter of confidence," Boyd said. "When you're playing with confidence, you just go with the flow and good things happen. Tonight, I was lucky enough to play with Jarome and it was a good night. We created a lot of chances and moved the puck around well and we were strong defensively."

Iginla and Dion Phaneuf also scored for the Flames, who had lost four of their last five.

Boyd gave Calgary a 4-1 lead at 11:13 in the third for his first career two-goal game. He fired in a rebound after Vesa Toskala stopped Marc Giordano's slap shot.

"Every level he's been at, he's always been a producer," Iginla said of Boyd. "Playing with him and seeing him at practice, he competes and you can see how bad he wants to be out there and be a scorer and counted on."

The Flames looked as if they were in control but third-period goals by Nik Antropov and Matt Stajan, with 54 seconds remaining, set up an exciting finish.

As the Maple Leafs kicked off their first road trip through Western Canada since January 2006, they were greeted by a noisy contingent of jersey-wearing supporters. It took just 10 seconds for the "Go Leafs Go" chants to start, quickly drowned out by cheers of "Go Flames Go."

Alexei Ponikarovsky also scored for Toronto, which will play Edmonton on Thursday night before wrapping up the trip in Vancouver.

"Too many turnovers early in the game gave them the momentum," Toronto's Ian White said. "We started off really well and had them hemmed in and we had a bunch of chances but we ended up getting a little fancy and it turned on us."

Boyd tied it 1-1 at 11:20 of the first period. While retreating, Toronto defenseman Luke Schenn whiffed on a bouncing puck and Todd Bertuzzi stepped around him, gathered it in and send a pass into the slot that Boyd one-timed past Toskala from 20 feet out.

Iginla's 10th goal of the season put the Flames in front at 12:46 in the first. Toskala stopped Phaneuf's power-play slap shot from the blue line, but the rebound bounced to his side and Iginla was able to tap it into the empty net.

Phaneuf scored his third goal with just 32 seconds left in the second period to make it 3-1. Iginla sent a cross-ice pass to Phaneuf, whose one-timer caromed off defenseman Tomas Kaberle and past Toskala.

"In the second, we couldn't get out of their zone, we had long shifts and we started to get a little tired and had no legs and we came up a little short at the end of the game," Kaberle said. "We have to make sure, when we get the lead to play a little bit better defensively and play in their zone instead of our zone."

Both Iginla and Phaneuf were questionable for Tuesday's game. Phaneuf had a badly swollen eye, and Iginla had the flu that swept through the team during its weekend losses at Columbus and Chicago.

Miikka Kiprusoff made 29 saves for Calgary.

Notes: Cammalleri's absence gave RW Andre Roy the chance to get back in the lineup after sitting out the past 12 games. Flames rookie D Adam Pardy took the spot of D Jim Vandermeer, who broke a bone in his ankle Sunday and will be sidelined for six to eight weeks. ... Calgary RW Rene Bourque played in his 200th game. ... Toronto LW Jason Blake was a healthy scratch with LW Ryan Hollweg inserted in his spot.

scoring summary
1st Period
09:20
TOR
PPG - Alexei Ponikarovsky (5) ASST: Mikhail Grabovski (4), Tomas Kaberle (9)
1 - 0 TOR
11:20
CGY
Dustin Boyd (5) ASST: Todd Bertuzzi (7), Robyn Regehr (3)
1 - 1 Tie
12:46
CGY
PPG - Jarome Iginla (10) ASST: Dion Phaneuf (10), Daymond Langkow (8)
2 - 1 CGY
2nd Period
19:32
CGY
Dion Phaneuf (3) ASST: Jarome Iginla (11), Mark Giordano (6)
3 - 1 CGY
3rd Period
11:13
CGY
Dustin Boyd (6) ASST: Curtis Glencross (4), Mark Giordano (7)
4 - 1 CGY
14:53
TOR
Nik Antropov (6) ASST: Ian White (3), Matt Stajan (9)
4 - 2 CGY
19:06
TOR
Matt Stajan (4) ASST: NONE
4 - 3 CGY
penalty summary
1st Period
03:46
CGY
Curtis Glencross  Interference against  Niklas Hagman
08:33
CGY
Adam Pardy  Hooking against  Nikolai Kulemin
11:58
TOR
Jamal Mayers  Interference against  Dustin Boyd
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
07:46
CGY
Craig Conroy  Hooking against  Luke Schenn
12:50
CGY
Dion Phaneuf  Boarding against  Ryan Hollweg
goalie stats
Vesa Toskala
SA: 32TOI: 58:52
Saves: 28EV: 27 - 30
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 2
SV%: .875SH: 0 - 0
Miikka Kiprusoff
Miikka Kiprusoff
9-6-1
SA: 32TOI: 60:00
Saves: 29EV: 20 - 22
PIM: 0PP: 9 - 10
SV%: .906SH: 0 - 0
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