Flames fall to the Avs

Friday, 30.03.2012 / 6:30 PM / Calgary Flames Budweiser Game Day
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Flames fall to the Avs

2011-12 Game No. 79; Home Game No. 39
Flames Record: 35-29-15

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CALGARYFLAMES.COM 3 STARS
1st STAR
SEYMON VARLAMOV
GOALTENDER - COL
SHOTS FACED: 39 | SAVES MADE: 38
SAVE PERCENTAGE: .974

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2nd STAR
GABRIEL LANDESKOG
LEFT WING - COL
GOALS: 0 | ASST: 2 | SHOTS: 2 | +/-: +3
TOI: 16:14 | BLOCKED SHOTS: 3

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3rd STAR
TIM JACKMAN
RIGHT WING - CGY
GOALS: 0 | ASST: 0 | SHOTS: 2 | +/-: -1
TOI: 11:45 | HITS: 3

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CALGARY, AB --  Semyon Varlamov made 38 saves and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Calgary Flames 4-1 on Friday night to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.

Colorado matched San Jose with 88 points, one behind Dallas and Phoenix for the last two playoff spots in the Western Conference. The Avalanche have home games left against Columbus and Nashville. Phoenix, Dallas and San Jose each have four games left.

Mark Olver, David Jones, Milan Hejduk and Peter Mueller scored to help Colorado snap a four-game winless streak. The Avalanche began their three-game trip with losses in San Jose and Vancouver.

Jarome Iginla had a power-play goal for Calgary with 38 seconds left.

The Flames, who have three games remaining, fell three points behind Colorado and could be eliminated Saturday night when they play in Vancouver.

Gabriel Landeskog had two assists for Colorado to taking the lead in the NHL rookie scoring race with 51 points. The 19-year-old Swede also lead rookies in plus-minus at plus-23 after being a plus-3 against Calgary.

The best stops for Varlamov, making his seventh consecutive start, came in the first period, just before Colorado scored its first two goals.

Seconds before Olver opened the scoring, the 23-year-old goalie stopped Curtis Glencross' one-timer from the side of the net. And before Colorado's second goal, Varlamov denied Mike Cammalleri from the slot.

Notes: Calgary is 1-4-3 in its last eight games. The Flames will likely miss the playoffs for the third straight season and 10th time in 15 years. ... Iginla's last-minute goal snapped Calgary's shutout stretch on home ice at 139:50. ... Colorado didn't have a power play, the seventh time that's happened this season.


PHOTO OF THE GAME
BY THE NUMBERS
STAT OF THE NIGHT
The Flames tried desperately to put as many pucks as possible on Seymon Varlamov and by the end of the night, only two players failed to land shots on the netminder. Alex Tanguay and Scott Hannan were held shotless on Friday night.

FLAMES LEADERS
Icetime -- Giordano (22:49)
Shots -- Babchuk (5)
Hits -- Jackman, Butler (3)
Blocks -- Moss (3)
Takeaways -- Jokinen, Glencross (2)
Faceoff Wins -- Jokinen (10, 56%)
TWEET OF THE NIGHT:
@VetteL89:
Me and my bud Pat are guests of Dave Moss at the game. THANKS MOSSER! :D


FLAMES LINEUP VS. COLORADO
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Alex Tanguay Mike Cammalleri Jarome Iginla
Curtis Glencross Olli Jokinen David Moss
Blake Comeau Matt Stajan Lee Stempniak
Tom Kostopoulos Blair Jones Tim Jackaman
DEFENCE PAIRINGS
Left Defence Right Defence
Jay Bouwmeester Chris Butler
Mark Giordano Scott Hannan
Anton Babchuk Cory Sarich
Goaltenders: Miikka Kiprusoff, Henrik Karlsson
Starting Lineup: Kiprusoff, Giordano, Sarich, Glencross, Jokinen, Moss
POWERPLAY UNITS
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Alex Tanguay Mike Cammalleri Jarome Iginla
Curtis Glencross Olli Jokinen Lee Stempniak
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
Anton Babchuk Mark Giordano
PENALTY KILL UNITS
FORWARD UNITS
Forward Forward
Tom Kostopoulos Alex Tanguay
Blake Comeau David Moss
DEFENCE PAIRINGS
Left Defence Right Defence
Jay Bouwmeester Chris Butler
Mark Giordano Scott Hannan