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Avalanche 6, Flames 5

Monday, 06.18.2012 / 11:37 PM

Associated Press

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Avalanche 6, Flames 5
Colorado Avalanche 6, Calgary Flames 5

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Daniel Winnik made sure Chris Stewart's second career hat trick didn't go to waste.

Winnik scored with 2:20 left in regulation to give the Colorado Avalanche a 6-5 comeback victory over the Calgary Flames on Thursday night.

"It was a total team effort," said Stewart, who scored once in the first period and added goals 29 seconds apart in the second to tie it at 3. "It's great to see that we're getting scoring from (all) lines. It's just exciting to watch out there."

Stewart has eight goals and six assists in 10 games this season. He also had three goals last March against St. Louis.

"Confidence is a big thing right now," Stewart said. "I come to the rink every day and I try to get better. That's the attitude I've got."

Brandon Yip and T.J. Galiardi also scored for Colorado, while John-Michael Liles' NHL record for the longest assists streak by a defenseman to begin a season ended at nine.

"We got contributions from a lot of different guys," Colorado coach Joe Sacco said. "Three points out of four on this road trip is a lot to be proud of."

The Avalanche snapped a three-game losing streak to improve to 5-4-1 and ended the Flames' winning streak at three

"Especially against these guys, it's good to get a win," Winnik said. "It's always nice to get a goal, but it's especially nice to get the game-winner."

Niklas Hagman, Tim Jackman, Matt Stajan, Olli Jokinen and Alex Tanguay scored for Calgary.

"Our best players - outside of Olli - weren't very good, bottom line," Calgary coach Brent Sutter said. "You give up six goals in the NHL, you're not going to win very many games. When you've got a 3-1 lead in your own building with that much time left, you nail it down. Good teams, that's what they do."

With goalie Craig Anderson out of the lineup with a knee injury, Peter Budaj made his second straight start for the Avs. He stopped 14 shots to improve to 2-0-1.

Calgary goalie Henrik Karlsson made 30 saves in his home debut.

Yip tied it early in the third when he backhanded a low shot to the far side behind Karlsson, and Galiardi converted a feed from Paul Stastny to put Colorado in front.

Tanguay made a nice move to backhand a shot past Budaj to tie it at 5, but Winnik fired a low shot to the far side past Karlsson for the winner.

NOTES: The Flames honored Craig Conroy for playing his 1,000th NHL game. "All the fun stuff before was awesome," Conroy said. "I took that all in. I would have loved to have gotten the win tonight, but it just didn't happen, so we have to regroup and win the next one." ... With Anderson out of the lineup, Colorado recalled John Grahame from Lake Erie of the AHL.

scoring summary
1st Period
06:45
CGY
PPG - Niklas Hagman (4) Slapshot - ASST: Mark Giordano (3), Olli Jokinen (4)
1 - 0 CGY
07:47
COL
PPG - Chris Stewart (6) Deflected shot - ASST: Paul Stastny (6), Milan Hejduk (6)
1 - 1 Tie
13:41
CGY
Tim Jackman (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Cory Sarich (3)
2 - 1 CGY
2nd Period
11:43
CGY
Matt Stajan (1) Slapshot - ASST: Jarome Iginla (5), Jay Bouwmeester (2)
3 - 1 CGY
16:15
COL
Chris Stewart (7) Wrist shot - ASST: Ryan O'Reilly (3)
3 - 2 CGY
16:44
COL
Chris Stewart (8) Slapshot - ASST: Matt Duchene (7), Kyle Cumiskey (3)
3 - 3 Tie
18:29
CGY
Olli Jokinen (1) Snap shot - ASST: Niklas Hagman (2), Rene Bourque (3)
4 - 3 CGY
3rd Period
01:55
COL
Brandon Yip (2) Backhand shot - ASST: Ryan O'Reilly (4), Ryan Wilson (1)
4 - 4 Tie
06:04
COL
TJ Galiardi (3) Wrist shot - ASST: Paul Stastny (7), Jonas Holos (1)
5 - 4 COL
14:25
CGY
Alex Tanguay (4) Backhand shot - ASST: Matt Stajan (7)
5 - 5 Tie
17:40
COL
Daniel Winnik (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Ryan O'Reilly (5), Kyle Cumiskey (4)
6 - 5 COL
penalty summary
1st Period
02:25
COL
David Liffiton  Fighting (maj) against  Tim Jackman
02:25
CGY
Tim Jackman  Fighting (maj) against  David Liffiton
02:25
COL
John-Michael Liles  Hi-sticking against  Stefan Meyer
05:02
COL
John-Michael Liles  Tripping against  Jarome Iginla
07:37
CGY
Alex Tanguay  Holding against  John-Michael Liles
08:57
CGY
Jay Bouwmeester  Cross checking against  Matt Duchene
16:47
CGY
Cory Sarich  Interference against  Brandon Yip
2nd Period
03:49
CGY
Alex Tanguay  Hooking against  John-Michael Liles
07:26
CGY
Cory Sarich  Interference against  Brandon Yip
11:45
CGY
Stefan Meyer  Fighting (maj) against  Philippe Dupuis
11:45
COL
Philippe Dupuis  Fighting (maj) against  Stefan Meyer
14:03
COL
Brandon Yip  Hooking against  Olli Jokinen
3rd Period
15:20
CGY
Niklas Hagman  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
goalie stats
Peter Budaj
Peter Budaj
2-0-1
SA: 19TOI: 60:00
Saves: 14EV: 9 - 13
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 5
SV%: .737SH: 1 - 1
Henrik Karlsson
SA: 36TOI: 58:45
Saves: 30EV: 21 - 26
PIM: 0PP: 9 - 10
SV%: .833SH: 0 - 0