Game Over

DAN TOTH -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 8:51 AM ET

PLAYERS OF THE GAME:

OFFENCE -- Stampeders QB Henry Burris had his best night as a Stampeder, completing 17 of 22 passes for 327 yards and two TDs. Burris didn't turn the ball over while also rushing for 96 yards on 13 carries, the most important a 30-yard effort late in the game that led to a Stamps TD.

DEFENCE -- It wasn't a great night for the defences on either side but Stampeders LB John Grace collected five tackles in the first half and also tipped a Anthony Calvillo pass.

SPECIAL TEAMS -- Stamps rookie K Sandro DeAngelis, with the best success rate in the CFL, connected on all four of field goals, including the winner from 38 yards as time expired.

TURNING POINT:

Montreal QB Anthony Calvillo was driving for the winning TD in the final minute but the Stamps defence held them to a field goal. With the Als scrimmaging on Calgary's 11-yard-line, Rahim Abdullah knocked down a pass on second and 10, allowing the Stamps offence to win it in the dying seconds.

CATCH OF THE GAME:

Stampeders newcomer DB Shane Walton picked off the first ball thrown his way last night despite crashing into a defender while diving. The pigskin popped into the air before Walton cradled it for the interception.

HIT OF THE GAME:

It was very illegal but MarTay Jenkins shipwrecked Als returner Tim Gilligan with a clothesline tackle early in the second quarter, a blow that had the crowd groaning. The shot pulled Gilligan's head back and his body continued moving forward. Jenkins was handed a 15-yard penalty.

NOTABLES:

Former Als receiver Jeremaine Copeland, who signed as a free agent in Calgary in the off-season, received a smattering of boos when he made his first catch of the game, a nine-yarder. The response was even less hospitable with his second catch, a four-yard TD ... Montreal WR Dave Stala's TD in the opening quarter was the first of his career ... Alouettes OL Scott Flory went down in the first quarter with an apparent knee injury ... Stamps RB Joffrey Reynolds was hurt second on the second play of the game but returned shortly after ... The Stamps lost DL Demetrious Maxie to a lower leg injury.

UP NEXT:

The Stampeders' two-game Eastern swing resumes Wednesday in Toronto against the Argos (5:30 p.m. TSN)


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