Bruins 2, Flames 1

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CALGARY, Alberta -- For fans at the Scotiabank Saddledome, it was all about saluting an old Flame.
Jarome Iginla might have been held off the scoresheet, but the longtime Calgary Flames captain and current Boston Bruins right winger did leave with a smile on his face as his squad rallied for Tuesday's 2-1 victory in his return to the city he called home for so long.
Bruins center David Krejci and left winger Reilly Smith scored in a 98-second span in the third period for Boston (21-8-2), while goaltender Tuukka Rask made several key saves to keep the Flames from building a bigger lead.
Right winger Jiri Hudler had the lone goal for the Flames (11-15-4).
Iginla spent 16 seasons with the Flames organization before being traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins last season and then signing with the Bruins as a free agent.
He is arguably the all-time fan favorite of the spectators at the Scotiabank Saddledome, was Calgary's captain for a decade from 2003-13 and also owns the franchise record for most career points (1,095) and goals (525), among other things.
The 36-year-old was saluted with a video presentation prior to the opening faceoff and waved his stick to the crowd during a standing ovation that lasted about three minutes. He was cheered again the first few times he touched the puck against his former team.
Hudler struck first for the hosts, with Rask getting only a piece of the puck with his glove on a shot from the side-boards on an offensive rush.
The Flames still had a 1-0 lead with less than six minutes remaining, but Krejci deflected defenseman Torey Krug's point shot past Reto Berra on a power play to tie it up.
Smith's game-winner came on a rush down the right wing as the Bruins completed the comeback on Iginla's big night. He finished with four shots on goal and two hits and received another standing ovation after being named third star.
Rask made 26 stops for the Bruins, while Berra finished with 20 saves.
Next up for the Flames is Thursday's visit from the Carolina Hurricanes, while the Bruins are en route to Edmonton to face the Oilers the same night.
NOTES: The Bruins moved LW Loui Eriksson, who suffered two concussions in a five-week span, to injured reserve Tuesday. The team also revealed that D Dougie Hamilton would miss two to four weeks due to a lower-body injury suffered in Sunday. ... LW Daniel Paille was a surprise addition to Boston's lengthy injured list due to an upper-body issue, prompting the emergency recall of RW Nick Johnson from AHL Providence. ... Bruins D Johnny Boychuk, who played junior hockey with the Western Hockey League's Calgary Hitmen, returned after missing two games with a sore back ... For the Flames, LW Curtis Glencross (knee) and C/W TJ Galiardi (back) are practicing with the team and should return soon. Glencross missed his 15th consecutive game, while Galiardi sat out his eighth... Bruins C Gregory Campbell skated in his 600th NHL game ... Bruins LW Shawn Thornton, who is suspended indefinitely for a sucker punch that sent Penguins D Brooks Orpik to hospital, will have an in-person disciplinary hearing Friday at the NHL headquarters in New York.

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