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Flames host Avalanche in first of back-to-back meetings

Feb 15, 2007 - 3:55 PM Colorado (27-25-4) at Calgary (30-19-8) 9:30 pm EST

CALGARY, Alberta (Ticker) -- Three victories against the same division rival in the next few days would do wonders for the Calgary Flames.

Owners of the league's best home record (23-5-1), the Flames attempt to win for just the second time in six overall contests Thursday in the first of back-to-back games against the Colorado Avalanche.

The Flames remain in a tight battle to defend its Northwest Division title. They are tied with the Vancouver Canucks for first place, one point over the Minnesota Wild.

After losing all three games of its most recent road trip, Calgary snapped a four-game slide with Tuesday's 4-1 triumph over the Atlanta Thrashers. Daymond Langkow scored twice and Jarome Iginla added a goal and two assists.

Colorado surrendered 25 goals in dropping four of its first five games in February before Tuesday's 2-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks. Peter Budaj stopped 39 shots for his second shutout of the season and Milan Hejduk had a goal and an assist.

Opening a three-game road trip, the Avalanche have dropped their last three away from home and are 11-12-1 on the road this season. They are nine points behind the Wild for the final Western Conference playoff spot.

Calgary has won both meetings against Colorado, including a 7-3 victory on January 11, and will also host the Avalanche on Saturday before facing them in Denver on Tuesday.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    COLORADO 1 3 3 7
    CALGARY 2 2 1 5 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: CGY - JAROME IGINLA 26 (ALEX TANGUAY, CRAIG CONROY) 9:48
    CGY - CRAIG CONROY 8 (ALEX TANGUAY, ROMAN HAMRLIK) 11:57
    COL - (PP) JOE SAKIC 25 (ANDREW BRUNETTE, JOHN-MICHAEL
    LILES) 19:39
    2ND PRD: COL - PATRICE BRISEBOIS 2

    Feb 16 12:01 AM


  • NHL
    COLORADO 7
    CALGARY 5
    3RD PRD: COL - (EN) JOE SAKIC 26 (UNASSISTED) 19:50

    Avalanche vs. FlamesFeb 16 12:01 AM


  • NHL
    COLORADO 6
    CALGARY 5
    3RD PRD: COL - MILAN HEJDUK 21 (KEN KLEE, JOE SAKIC) 10:16

    Avalanche vs. FlamesFeb 15 11:43 PM


  • NHL
    COLORADO 5
    CALGARY 5
    3RD PRD: CGY - MATTHEW LOMBARDI 18 (WAYNE PRIMEAU) 8:51

    Avalanche vs. FlamesFeb 15 11:40 PM


  • NHL
    COLORADO 5
    CALGARY 4
    3RD PRD: COL - BRETT CLARK 6 (BRAD RICHARDSON) 6:54

    Avalanche vs. FlamesFeb 15 11:36 PM


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    COLORADO 1 3 4
    CALGARY 2 2 4 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: CGY - JAROME IGINLA 26 (ALEX TANGUAY, CRAIG CONROY) 9:48
    CGY - CRAIG CONROY 8 (ALEX TANGUAY, ROMAN HAMRLIK) 11:57
    COL - (PP) JOE SAKIC 25 (ANDREW BRUNETTE, JOHN-MICHAEL
    LILES) 19:39
    2ND PRD: COL - PATRIC

    Feb 15 11:06 PM


  • NHL
    COLORADO 4
    CALGARY 4
    2ND PRD: COL - MILAN HEJDUK 20 (KARLIS SKRASTINS, BRAD MAY) 19:17

    Avalanche vs. FlamesFeb 15 11:05 PM


  • NHL
    COLORADO 3
    CALGARY 4
    2ND PRD: COL - (PP) MILAN HEJDUK 19 (ANDREW BRUNETTE, JOE SAKIC) 17:33

    Avalanche vs. FlamesFeb 15 11:01 PM


  • NHL
    COLORADO 2
    CALGARY 4
    2ND PRD: CGY - JAROME IGINLA 27 (ALEX TANGUAY, CRAIG CONROY) 15:09

    Avalanche vs. FlamesFeb 15 10:56 PM


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    COLORADO 1
    CALGARY 3 11:54 LEFT, 2ND PRD

    Avalanche vs. FlamesFeb 15 10:42 PM


  • NHL
    COLORADO 2
    CALGARY 3
    2ND PRD: CGY - MATTHEW LOMBARDI 17 (ROMAN HAMRLIK) 7:35

    Avalanche vs. FlamesFeb 15 10:41 PM


  • NHL
    COLORADO 2
    CALGARY 2
    2ND PRD: COL - PATRICE BRISEBOIS 2 (JOE SAKIC, BRAD RICHARDSON) 5:47

    Avalanche vs. FlamesFeb 15 10:39 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    COLORADO 1 1
    CALGARY 2 2 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: CGY - JAROME IGINLA 26 (ALEX TANGUAY, CRAIG CONROY) 9:48
    CGY - CRAIG CONROY 8 (ALEX TANGUAY) 11:57
    COL - (PP) JOE SAKIC 25 (ANDREW BRUNETTE, JOHN-MICHAEL
    LILES) 19:39
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD

    Feb 15 10:14 PM


  • NHL
    COLORADO 1
    CALGARY 2
    1ST PRD: COL - (PP) JOE SAKIC 25 (ANDREW BRUNETTE, JOHN-MICHAEL LILES)
    19:39

    Avalanche vs. FlamesFeb 15 10:14 PM


  • NHL
    COLORADO 0
    CALGARY 2
    1ST PRD: CGY - CRAIG CONROY 8 (ALEX TANGUAY) 11:57

    Avalanche vs. FlamesFeb 15 9:57 PM


  • NHL
    COLORADO 0
    CALGARY 1
    1ST PRD: CGY - JAROME IGINLA 26 (ALEX TANGUAY, CRAIG CONROY) 9:48

    Avalanche vs. FlamesFeb 15 9:55 PM