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Iginla scores twice as Flames beat hapless Avs

Mar 18, 2011 - 7:15 AM
Calgary, AB (Sports Network) - Jarome Iginla scored two goals, Miikka Kiprusoff made 27 saves and the Calgary Flames beat the Colorado Avalanche, 5-2, at Scotiabank Saddledome.

Mark Giordano, Rene Bourque and Ales Kotalik also tallied for the Flames, who avoided a fourth straight loss.

"I really thought tonight we had a very complete game," said Calgary head coach Brent Sutter.

Peter Budaj stopped 23 shots for Colorado, which fell to 0-9-1 in its last 10 games. The Avalanche have earned only one victory in their last 21 games (1-18-2).

"I was pretty emotional with certain things going on in the game," said Avs head coach Joe Sacco.

Calgary jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first period on power-play goals from Iginla and Giordano.

While on a two-man advantage, Iginla positioned himself at the bottom of the left circle and one-timed Alex Tanguay's pass behind Budaj at 3:51. Still on the power play, Giordano lit the lamp 26 seconds later.

Mark Olver's first NHL goal put Colorado on the board at 7:35, but Bourque beat Budaj with a perfect shot over the left shoulder to increase Calgary's lead to 3-1 with 18 seconds remaining before the first intermission.

After a scoreless middle stanza, Kotalik and Iginla scored 1:59 apart in the third period.

Cody McLeod's power-play goal finished the scoring in the waning seconds of regulation.

Game Notes

Flames defenseman Jay Bouwmeester collected two assists...Calgary has won four of the five meetings against Colorado this season.






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    Avalanche 2, Flames 5  FinalMar 21 10:48 AM


  • COLORADO: 2
    CALGARY: 5
    Final

    Mar 17 11:29 PM


  • Colorado Power-Play Goal - Cody McLeod (5), at 19:54.

    Avalanche 2, Flames 5  3rd - 0:06Mar 17 11:25 PM


  • Calgary Goal - Jarome Iginla (32), from Curtis Glencross and Jay Bouwmeester at 6:35.

    Avalanche 1, Flames 5  3rd - 13:25Mar 17 11:00 PM


  • Calgary Goal - Ales Kotalik, from Matt Stajan and Niklas Hagman at 4:36.

    Avalanche 1, Flames 4  3rd - 15:24Mar 17 10:57 PM


  • COLORADO: 1
    CALGARY: 3
    End of 2nd

    Mar 17 10:33 PM


  • COLORADO: 1
    CALGARY: 3
    End of 1st

    Mar 17 9:45 PM


  • Calgary Goal - Rene Bourque (24), from Tom Kostopoulos and Mikael Backlund at 19:42.

    Avalanche 1, Flames 3  1st - 0:18Mar 17 9:44 PM


  • Colorado Goal - Mark Olver, from Matt Duchene at 7:35.

    Avalanche 1, Flames 2  1st - 12:25Mar 17 9:22 PM


  • Calgary Power-Play Goal - Mark Giordano (7), from Jay Bouwmeester and Ales Kotalik at 4:14.

    Avalanche 0, Flames 2  1st - 15:46Mar 17 9:15 PM


  • Calgary Goal - Jarome Iginla, from Alex Tanguay at 3:51.

    Avalanche 0, Flames 1  1st - 16:09Mar 17 9:14 PM


  • COLORADO: 0
    CALGARY: 0
    1st Period - 20:00

    Mar 17 9:07 PM
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