CGY
37-29-16
COL
41-35-6
OT
32 SOG
33 SOG

Avalanche 2, Flames 1, OT

xx | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:48 AM


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1st STAR
SEMYON VARLAMOV
GOALTENDER - COL
SHOTS FACED: 32 | SAVES MADE: 31
SAVE PERCENTAGE: .969
VIDEO ›
2nd STAR
MARK GIORDANO
DEFENCE - CGY
GOALS: 0 | ASST: 0 | SHOTS: 5 | +/-: 0
TOI: 25:17 | HITS: 4
VIDEO ›
3rd STAR
MATT STAJAN
CENTER - CGY
GOALS: 1 | ASST: 0 | SHOTS: 4 | +/-: +1
TOI: 21:05 | PP TIME: 1:28
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DENVER, CO -- Miikka Kiprusoff's long run of dominance against the Colorado Avalanche ended with a soft bounce of the puck and the timely swing of David Jones' stick.

Jones knocked in a rebound 3:51 into overtime to lift the Avalanche past the Flames 2-1 on Tuesday night, handing Kiprusoff his first loss in his last 11 starts against Colorado.

"It was about time. We needed to get a goal like that to beat them," Jones said after Colorado's first win in five games this season against the Flames. Overall, Colorado had lost nine straight to the Flames.

Kiprusoff had turned away a shot from Paul Stastny for his 31st save, but the rebound trickled away. Jones skated in and drove the puck into the net for his second OT goal of the season and fifth of his career.

"It was the law of averages," Stastny said. "He had been tough on us, but it was our time to get him. I got a good pass (from Matt Hunwick). I took it to the net, and Jones found a way to sneak it in. It was kind an ugly goal."

The win boosted Colorado's point total to 85, moving the Avalanche into seventh place in the Western Conference. Colorado, which has won four in a row at home, has seven games remaining in the last two weeks of the regular season.

Calgary, trying to stay in contention, has been limited to one goal in each of its last three games.

"You aren't going to win many scoring one goal in games," Flames captain Jarome Iginla said. "The shots haven't gone in the last couple of games. I had some breakaways and some other chances. We couldn't get the second goal. We just aren't scoring."

Colorado had a chance to get the lead with about 3 1/2 minutes left in regulation but Ryan O'Reilly's shot from in close hit the crossbar and bounced away. O'Reilly's nose was bloodied on the play when defenseman Mark Giordano's stick caught him across the face. O'Reilly was tended to at the bench and continued playing.

Matt Stajan gave Calgary a 1-0 lead in the first period. Stastny tied it later in the period.

Giordano fired a shot at the end of regulation, but Semyon Varlamov came up with a nifty save to send the game into overtime.

Iginla shook loose on breakaways late in the first period and midway through the second, but was frustrated both times by Varlamov, who made 31 saves and extended his winning streak to five. Varlamov dropped to his knees to stuff Iginla's first shot, and turned the second away with his stick to keep the game tied.

After a turnover in the Avalanche zone less than two minutes into the game, Stajan picked up a loose puck and beat Varlamov with a wrist shot between the pads.

Colorado tied it at 9:05 when Stastny redirected Shane O'Brien's shot from the point past Kiprusoff. It was Stastny's second goal in two games.

STAT OF THE NIGHT
The Flames played a very physical game in Denver, throwing 25 hits at the Avalanche over 63:51.

Only four Flames players didn't register a hit on Tuesday night while Cory Sarich and Mark Giordano led the way with four each.

FLAMES LEADERS
Icetime -- Bouwmeester (26:03)
Shots -- Giordano (5)
Hits -- Sarich, Giordano (4)
Blocks -- Six players with 2 blocked shots
Takeaways -- Iginla (2)
Faceoff Wins -- Jokinen (12, 80%)
TWEET OF THE NIGHT:

FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Alex Tanguay Matt Stajan Jarome Iginla
Curtis Glencross Olli Jokinen Tom Kostopoulos
Lee Stempniak David Moss Blake Comeau
Guillaume Desbiens Roman Horak Tim Jackman
DEFENCE PAIRINGS
Left Defence Right Defence
Jay Bouwmeester Derek Smith
Mark Giordano Scott Hannan
Anton Babchuk Cory Sarich
Goaltenders: Miikka Kiprusoff, Henrik Karlsson
Starting Lineup: Kiprusoff, Hannan, Giordano, Tanguay, Stajan, Iginla
FORWARD LINES
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Curtis Glencross Olli Jokinen Jarome Iginla
Lee Stempniak Matt Stajan Blake Comeau
POINT MEN
Left Point Right Point
Mark Giordano Alex Tanguay
FORWARD UNITS
Forward Forward
Tom Kostopoulos Blake Comeau
Alex Tanguay Curtis Glencross
DEFENCE PAIRINGS
Left Defence Right Defence
Jay Bouwmeester Scott Hannan
Mark Giordano Cory Sarich
1st2nd3rdOTT
CGY
COL
Scoring Summary
1st Period
01:47CGY Matt Stajan (8) ASST: Alex Tanguay (36), Anton Babchuk (6) 1 - 0 CGY
09:05COL Paul Stastny (19) ASST: Shane O'Brien (15), David Jones (17) 1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
NONE
3rd Period
NONE
OT Period
03:51COL David Jones (18) ASST: Paul Stastny (30), Matt Hunwick (3) 2 - 1 COL
Three Stars of the Game
Semyon Varlamov
1st
Semyon Varlamov
SA: 32TOI: 63:51
GA: 1EV: 27-28
PIM: 0PP: 4-4
SV%: .969SH: 0-0
David Jones
2nd
David Jones
RW
G: 1Shots: 4
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 21:00
Miikka Kiprusoff
3rd
Miikka Kiprusoff
G
SA: 33TOI: 63:51
GA: 2EV: 31-33
PIM: 0PP: 0-0
SV%: .939SH: 0-0
Penalty Summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
05:44COL Mark Olver  Slashing against  Curtis Glencross
3rd Period
04:14COL Steve Downie  Too many men on the ice
10:37COL Steve Downie  Tripping against  Matt Stajan
OT Period
NONE
shots by period
PeriodCGYCOL
1st1012
2nd1010
3rd127
OT04
Total3233
Team Stats
CategoryCGYCOL
Power Plays0/30/0
Hits2524
Faceoff Wins2426
Giveaways75
Takeaways413
Blocked Shots1616
Penalty Minutes06
  • CALGARY
  • COLORADO
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
4J. BouwmeesterD00-11026:03
5M. GiordanoD0005025:17
6C. SarichD0002021:20
10B. ComeauL0004019:52
12J. IginlaR0012023:10
13O. JokinenC00-21018:42
15T. JackmanR000107:21
16T. KostopoulosR00-10014:06
18M. StajanC1014021:05
20C. GlencrossL00-21018:58
22L. StempniakR0002018:45
23S. HannanD0000022:15
25D. MossR0003015:43
26G. DesbiensR000006:18
27D. SmithD0001014:38
33A. BabchukD01-12014:27
40A. TanguayL0112020:43
51R. HorakC000106:41
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
34M. Kiprusoff3133.93963:51
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
3R. O'ByrneD0002021:59
5S. O'BrienD0114021:17
8J. HejdaD0000024:31
9M. DucheneC0002015:01
11J. McGinnL0002018:41
16J. McClementC0000012:07
22M. HunwickD0102020:48
23M. HejdukR0003014:21
26P. StastnyC1113020:03
27S. DownieR0001217:33
37R. O'ReillyC0001018:15
40M. OlverC000024:57
41T. BarrieD0011020:27
44R. WilsonD0001018:40
54D. JonesR1114021:00
55C. McLeodL000205:11
88P. MuellerC0001014:40
92G. LandeskogL0004019:53
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
1S. Varlamov3132.96963:51