Bourque scored three goals for his first NHL hat trick, and the Flames beat the Ottawa Senators 6-3 on Saturday night.
"The puck was going in for me tonight," said Bourque, the 6-foot-2, 215-pound former Wisconsin star who had 10 goals in 62 games last season for Chicago. "It's a good feeling. I'll take what I can get and hopefully they keep going in for me."
"We're obviously not happy where we are right now, but I thought we played a pretty decent hockey game aside from a couple of breakdowns," Spezza said. "But everything they shot went in there once they got the lead."
After Phillips and Spezza gave Ottawa a 2-0 lead in the second period, Bourque tied it with goals in a 58-second span. Bourque's third goal of the game and 14th of the season made it 5-3 with 5:35 left in the third period.
"He's a goal scorer," Aucoin said. "That release. His strength. He doesn't get knocked off the puck too easily. I played with him in Chicago and I've always known how well he can shoot the puck. He's a big guy and he skates really well."
Bourque had a career-high 16 goals as a rookie in 2005-06 with Chicago. ... Ottawa C Cody Bass did not return after appearing to have injured his shoulder during a first period fight with Calgary's Eric Nystrom. ... With Ottawa D Anton Volchenkov (upper body) sidelined, D Brian Lee was recalled from Binghamton (AHL). ... Kiprusoff is 4-0-0 against Ottawa.
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Arena: Scotiabank Saddledome Location: Calgary, Alberta
Referees: Kelly Sutherland, Tim Peel Linesmen: Scott Cherrey, Darren Gibbs
Attendance: 19,289 (100.0% full)
Team Stat Comparison
Power Play Goals
Power Play Opportunities
Shots on Goal
No scoring this period
Chris Phillips (2)
Assists: Daniel Alfredsson, Mike Fisher
Jason Spezza (14)
Rene Bourque (12)
Assist: Daymond Langkow
Rene Bourque (13)
Andre Roy (2)
Assists: Adam Pardy, Eric Nystrom
Alexandre Picard (5)
(Power Play) Assists: Antoine Vermette, Dany Heatley
Adrian Aucoin (5)
Assists: Mike Cammalleri, Todd Bertuzzi
Rene Bourque (14)
Assists: Daymond Langkow, Mark Giordano