Flames End Road Woes With Win Over Avalanche

Associated Press | Tuesday, 04.09.2013 / 12:45 AM

DENVER (AP) - Mike Cammalleri broke a second-period tie and Joey MacDonald stopped 39 shots, helping the Calgary Flames snap a 13-game road winless streak with a 3-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night.

Roman Cervenka also scored and Alex Tanguay added a short-handed goal to wrap up the win for the Flames.

Brad Malone scored his first NHL goal for the last-place Avalanche. Goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere finished with 31 saves for Colorado.

MacDonald came up big late in the third period, stopping a point-blank backhanded shot by Matt Duchene and weathering back-to-back hooking penalties on Cervenka in the final five minutes.

Tanguay gave the Flames some breathing room when he skated in all alone and beat Giguere over his right shoulder. Down two goals and up a skater with two minutes remaining, the Avs pulled Giguere but couldn't score.

There was a scary moment early in the third period when referee Brad Meier was hit in the left leg by a puck that an Avalanche defenseman was attempting to clear. Meier crumpled to the ice and stayed down for several minutes before gingerly skating into the dressing room.

Trailing 1-0 midway through the second period, Cervenka tied the game when he beat Giguere with a wrist shot. Six minutes later, Horak took advantage of an Avalanche miscue to corral the puck near the goal and quickly flipped it to a wide-open Cammalleri, who tipped the puck over Giguere's shoulder.

It was Cammalleri's 12th goal of the season. The goal also helped the Flames snap a five-game losing streak.

Malone gave the Avalanche a lead early in the second period when he tipped in a shot from Tyson Barrie. Malone was just called up from Lake Erie of the American Hockey League last week. He's known more for his physical presence - he led the Monsters with 99 penalty minutes - but also had 10 goals.

The Flames dominated a penalty-filled first period, but couldn't score on Giguere. They even had a 5-on-3 opportunity for 1:36 that only produced two shots. Cory Sarich and Jan Hejda each received 5-minute majors for fighting. Hejda also was assessed an additional two minutes for unsportsmanlike conduct, while Sarich was also tagged for slashing.

Colorado will now head out on the road for two back-to-back games against the Southern California teams. The Avs will play Anaheim on Wednesday and Los Angeles on Thursday.

Scoring Summary
1st Period
2nd Period
01:45COL Brad Malone (1) ASST: Tyson Barrie (7), Ryan O'Reilly (10) 1 - 0 COL
10:36CGY Roman Cervenka (6) ASST: Mark Giordano (8), Roman Horak (2) 1 - 1 Tie
16:53CGY Michael Cammalleri (12) ASST: Roman Horak (3), Steve Begin (4) 2 - 1 CGY
3rd Period
16:41CGY SHG - Alex Tanguay (11) ASST: Lee Stempniak (19) 3 - 1 CGY
Three Stars of the Game
Joey MacDonald
Joey MacDonald
SA: 40TOI: 60:00
GA: 1EV: 29-30
PIM: 0PP: 9-9
SV%: .975SH: 1-1
Michael Cammalleri
Michael Cammalleri
G: 1Shots: 5
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 20:06
Brad Malone
Brad Malone
G: 1Shots: 1
A: 0Hits: 5
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 9:33
Penalty Summary
1st Period
03:18COL David Jones  Hooking against  TJ Brodie
07:22COL Patrick Bordeleau  Roughing against  Matt Stajan
07:46COL Greg Zanon  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
10:54CGY Matt Stajan  Hooking against  Matt Duchene
13:44CGY Cory Sarich  Fighting (maj) against  Jan Hejda
13:44COL Jan Hejda  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Cory Sarich
13:44COL Jan Hejda  Fighting (maj) against  Cory Sarich
13:44CGY Cory Sarich  Slashing against  Jan Hejda
2nd Period
03:06COL David Van Der Gulik  Tripping against  Mark Giordano
08:26COL Patrick Bordeleau  Charging against  Chris Butler
12:43CGY Mikael Backlund  Holding against  Gabriel Landeskog
3rd Period
04:12COL Gabriel Landeskog  Hooking against  Roman Cervenka
15:24CGY Roman Cervenka  Hooking against  Matt Duchene
17:39CGY Roman Cervenka  Hooking against  Ryan O'Reilly
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays0/60/4
Faceoff Wins2338
Blocked Shots1413
Penalty Minutes1519
3B. CarsonD000106:09
5M. GiordanoD0121025:06
6C. SarichD001279:08
7T. BrodieD0002024:14
10R. CervenkaC1011411:10
11M. BacklundC0007214:48
13M. CammalleriL1005020:06
15T. JackmanR0002011:25
18M. StajanC000023:27
20C. GlencrossL0001016:04
22L. StempniakR0113017:16
25S. BeginL0121012:00
26D. WidemanD0012028:02
40A. TanguayL1013020:40
44C. ButlerD0000022:45
47S. BaertschiL00-12018:15
51R. HorakC0211016:35
59M. ReinhartC0000014:50
35J. MacDonald3940.97560:00
4G. ZanonD0003220:16
6E. JohnsonD00-13024:19
7J. MitchellC00-11014:42
8J. HejdaD00-12715:31
9M. DucheneC00-13021:54
11J. McGinnL0003016:26
14Van Der GulikL0001210:04
15P. ParenteauR00-12019:24
22M. HunwickD00-13024:43
40M. OlverC00-1106:31
41T. BarrieD0104020:06
42B. MaloneC100109:33
46S. ElliottD0003012:29
54D. JonesR0004212:40
55C. McLeodL00-23016:01
58P. BordeleauL00-1044:39
90R. O'ReillyC0111019:51
92G. LandeskogL00-12220:59
35J. Giguere3134.91257:52