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Flames continue domination of Avalanche

Dec 9, 2011 - 5:24 AM
Calgary, AB (Sports Network) - Olli Jokinen scored a tiebreaking goal with 4:50 remaining in the third period, as the Calgary Flames resumed their mastery of the Colorado Avalanche with a 3-2 win at the Saddledome.

Lee Stempniak and Curtis Glencross also scored in the third while Colorado forward T.J. Galiardi served a double-minor for high-sticking.

Miikka Kiprusoff made just 16 saves for Calgary, which has won the first four meetings with Colorado this season and nine straight overall. The Flames have outscored the Avalanche 36-16 since a 6-5 loss on October 28, 2010.

Making his first start since November 20, Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped 32 shots for the Avalanche, who have gone 0-6-1 in their last seven road games after opening the season a franchise-best 6-0-0 as the visiting club.

Trailing by a goal, the Flames tallied twice with Galiardi in the penalty box to go up 2-1. It was the second double-minor called on the Avalanche.

Brendan Morrison set up both power-play goals, feeding Stempniak for a one- timer at 6:21 and dishing out from behind the Colorado net to Glencross for a nifty redirection at 7:47.

Galiardi redeemed himself by notching the equalizer at 9:58, but the Flames moved back in front when Jarome Iginla slipped a pass across the ice from right to left and Jokinen beat Giguere high on the short side.

After a scoreless opening 20 minutes, Matt Duchene gathered a pass from Jan Hejda, who kept the puck in at the left point and ripped a wrister from between the circles past Kiprusoff.

Game Notes

Calgary finished 2-for-8 on the power play, while Colorado was 0-for-2 with the man advantage...Colorado forwards Jay McClement and Chuck Kobasew both played in their 500th career games. They became the third set of teammates this season that have appeared in their 500th games on the same night. Carolina's Tim Gleason and Joni Pitkanen both accomplished the feat on November 27 at Ottawa and Washington's Alex Ovechkin and Brooks Laich did it on December 3 versus the Senators...Colorado forward Kevin Porter began serving a four-game suspension for kneeing Vancouver's David Booth in Tuesday's 6-0 loss...The Avalanche are 1-8-0 against the Northwest Division this season...Goalie Semyon Varlamov had started each of the last seven games for Colorado.








  • COLORADO: 2
    CALGARY: 3
    Final

    Dec 8 11:31 PM


  • Chris Butler shot blocked by Ryan O'Byrne.

    Avalanche 2, Flames 3  3rd - 3:19Dec 8 11:23 PM
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    Avalanche 2, Flames 2  3rd - 4:50Dec 8 11:19 PM


  • Daniel Winnik wrist shot is wide.

    Avalanche 2, Flames 2  3rd - 8:53Dec 8 11:12 PM
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    Avalanche 2, Flames 2  3rd - 8:53Dec 8 11:12 PM


  • Calgary Power-Play Goal - Curtis Glencross (8), from Brendan Morrison and Lee Stempniak at 7:47.

    Avalanche 1, Flames 2  3rd - 12:13Dec 8 11:05 PM
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  • Calgary Power-Play Goal - Lee Stempniak (8), from Brendan Morrison at 6:21.

    Avalanche 1, Flames 1  3rd - 13:39Dec 8 11:03 PM
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  • COLORADO: 1
    CALGARY: 0
    End of 2nd

    Dec 8 10:35 PM


  • Colorado Goal - Matt Duchene (10), at 15:15.

    Avalanche 1, Flames 0  2nd - 4:45Dec 8 10:25 PM


  • COLORADO: 0
    CALGARY: 0
    End of 1st

    Dec 8 9:42 PM


  • COLORADO: 0
    CALGARY: 0
    1st Period - 17:46

    Dec 8 9:12 PM
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