Habs Goal Scorers 2011-12: Rene Bourque Part 1

Jean-Yves Ahern-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

The last winger on our list, we begin our 2 part look at the beloved, idolized Rene Bourque.


October 8, 2011: Marc Giordano breaks into the Penguins zone and passes to Alex Tanguay on the left side. Tanguay fakes putting a shot on net but gets Marc-Andre Fleury to commit, when he actually sends a slap pass to Rene Bourque who tips it in. This goal was a team effort off the rush.


October 13th, 2011: Chris Butler sends the puck across the blueline to Tanguay, who draws two Canadiens defenders high and towards the middle. Tanguay then finds an open Bourque, who spins and shoots the puck over Carey Price's glove. This goal was a team effort on a zone play.


October 13th, 2011: Butler prevents Erik Cole from clearing the puck, and Matt Stajan takes the puck deep back into the Habs zone and wires a shot off of Price's head. Bourque pounces on the bouncing puck but the shot is high and Price gets a glove on it. Stajan comes out from behind the net and takes a shot on the rebound that Price stops, but Bourque is there again to shovel it home. This goal was a team effort on a zone play.


October 26th, 2011: After Bourque flubs a nice one-time opportunity, and can't get the rebound past Varlamov, he sends the puck back up to the point to Jay Bouwmeester, passes to Anton Babchuk on the left side. Babchuk takes a hard shot that Varlamov can't handle and Bourque knocks in the rebound. This goal was a team effort on a zone play.


October 26th, 2011: Olli Jokinen is sprung for a breakaway on an empty net, but is tripped up as he enters the Avalanche zone and hits the post. Bourque picks up the loose puck and deposits it in the empty net. This goal was a team effort off the rush.


November 18th, 2011: Curtis Glencross finds Bourque with a pass at the Blackhawks blueline that starts a breakaway. Bourque barrels down the wing and beats Corey Crawford. This was an individual play off the rush.


December 1st, 2011: Butler strips a Blue Jacket of the puck and passes to Tanguay, who sees Bourque breaking out and finds the him with the puck. Bourque rushes up the ice between two Blue Jackets and takes a slap shot that beats Curtis Sanford. This was an individual play off the rush.


December 3rd, 2011: Blake Comeau takes a shot from the point that's tipped by Roman Horak but Nikolai Khabibulin makes the save. Bourque lunges for the rebound and puts it home. This was a team effort on a zone play.


December 6th, 2011: Bourque blocks a shot by Derek Joslin and blitzes past him to recover the puck and start a 2-on-1. Electing not to pass, Bourque beats Cam Ward with a wicked wrist shot. This goal was an individual play off the rush.

Tomorrow we make some conclusions about the mercurial, enigmatic Russian Rene Bourque.

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