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Bouma scores 2 goals to lead Flames over Predators 5-2

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lance Bouma scored two goals to lead the Calgary Flames to a 5-2 win over the Nashville Predators on Sunday.

Michael Ferland, Kris Russell, and Jiri Hudler also scored for the Flames, who snapped a two-game losing streak.

Roman Josi and Seth Jones had the goals for Nashville. Playing their third game in four days, the playoff-bound Predators’ four-game winning streak came to an end.

Calgary took a 2-1 lead at 17:48 of the first on a goal by Russell, when his shot from the right point hit the skate of Nashville forward Paul Gaustad in the low slot and beat Hutton on the short side. Ferland made it 3-1 at 6:57 of the second for his first NHL goal, and Hudler scored at 11:53 of the period, putting Nashville up by three goals.

Jones made it 4-2 at 9:55 of the third. On a delayed penalty to Calgary, Jones beat Hiller with a wrist shot from above the right circle.

Josi assisted on Jones’ goal, giving him 55 points on the season, one shy of Nashville’s record for points in a season by a defenseman.

Bouma added an empty-net goal in the game’s final minute.

Josi scored the game’s first goal at 6:17 of the opening period on a one-timer from the left point that beat fellow Swiss countryman Jonas Hiller high to the glove side.

Bouma evened the game at 1 at 9:13 of the first. In the low slot, Bouma attempted a backhand, which was blocked by Nashville defenseman Mattias Ekholm. The rebound came back to Bouma, and he beat Carter Hutton between the pads. Hutton saw his first game action since March 3.

NOTES: Nashville D Shea Weber missed his second consecutive game with a lower-body injury. The team listed its captain as day-to-day. … The Flames are 19-21-4 when their opponents score first this season. … Calgary won all three games played against the Predators this season.

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