National Hockey League
Calgary 4, Boston 0
When: 7:00 PM ET, Sunday, November 21, 2021
Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Referees: T.J. Luxmore, Brandon Schrader
Linesmen: Devin Berg, Matt MacPherson
Attendance: 17850

Johnny Gaudreau highlighted his return to Boston with an early goal and Dan Vladar made 27 saves to shut out his former team as the Calgary Flames blanked the host Bruins 4-0 on Sunday night.

Gaudreau, who won the Hobey Baker Award in 2014 while playing at nearby Boston College, registered his team-leading 22nd point with his eighth goal of the season just 1:29 into the game.

Noah Hanifin, Andrew Mangiapane and Mikael Backlund also scored goals for Calgary, which earned its third straight win. Mangiapane's goal was his 15th of the season to break a tie with Alex Ovechkin for second-most in the NHL.

Vladar improved to 4-0-1 with his second shutout of the season and the Flames' seventh in 19 games. The 24-year-old was drafted in the third round of the 2015 draft by the Bruins and made his NHL debut with the team last season.

Boston dealt Vladar to Calgary for a 2022 third-round pick over the offseason.

Bruins rookie goalie Jeremy Swayman stopped 27 of 31 shots and suffered his first career home loss. The 22-year-old entered 8-0-0 with a .945 save percentage and a 1.24 goals-against average at home over parts of two seasons.

The Bruins had won three straight and six of their last eight games. The loss was just Boston's second at home this season (6-2-0).

Gaudreau put Calgary up 1-0 in the opening period after sending home a rebound from the right circle after Juuso Valimaki's shot from the left circle bounced right to him off Swayman's blocker.

Hanifan doubled the Flames' lead with his first tally of the season at 13:51 of the second. Matthew Tkachuk's shot from the half wall deflected off Swayman's pads and Hanifin finished it off after skating in from the left circle.

Mangiapane lit the lamp for the 14th time away from home this season with a short-handed goal 3:08 into the third. Backlund added his fourth goal of the year just over a minute later.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Calgary   Boston
Matthew Tkachuk 2 Points N/A
Mikael Backlund 1 Goals N/A
Matthew Tkachuk 2 Assists N/A
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
Andrew Mangiapane 1 Short Handed Goals N/A
Dan Vladar 1.000 Save Percentage Jeremy Swayman .875
Dan Vladar 28 Saves Jeremy Swayman 28
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Calgary 32 4 0-2 3-3 6 29
Boston 28 0 0-3 2-2 4 33
Upcoming Games
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Buffalo. The Bruins have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .833 after a loss.
  • Calgary will play their next game at home against Chicago. The Flames have a W/L % of .636 after a win and .500 after a loss.