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game recap

Flames 5, Avalanche 3

Tuesday, 06.19.2012 / 12:22 AM

Associated Press

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - The Calgary Flames left the Colorado Avalanche behind in the first period.

Jarome Iginla, Tony Amonte and Craig MacDonald scored in a 2:05 span in Calgary's four-goal first period to help the Flames beat the Avalanche 5-3 on Saturday night for their sixth straight victory.

"We got caught sleeping," said Alex Tanguay, who scored twice for Colorado. "We've been playing so well in the first period over the course of the last 10 games and tonight, maybe we were a little over confident. They're a very good hockey team and you can't give them the room that we did in the first period."

Chuck Kobasew added a power-play goal late in the opening period and Andrew Ference had a third-period goal for the Flames, who improved to 10-7-2 and moved into a tie with Vancouver for the Northwest Division lead.

"We don't need everybody to score 20, but we need guys to chip in here and there. It's the only way we can win," Ference said. "We can't just rely on Iggy and just his line, or a couple defenseman to play good. We've proven it to ourselves that if we only have three guys going and four defenseman, we're a losing hockey club."

Tanguay had two second-period goals for the Avalanche, the first on a penalty shot. Brent Clark added a power-play goal in the period for Colorado. The loss was the Avalanche's first in regulation in eight games (6-1-1).

"It's a little disappointing not to win, but it's going to be one of those years," Tanguay said. "We play them six more times and it's going to be a battle every time we play them."

Miikka Kiprusoff made 27 saves for the Flames.

Iginla opened the scoring with 7:06 left in the first, Amonte made it 2-0 21 seconds later and MacDonald capped the spree with 5:01 left.

Steve Reinprecht had two assists for the Flames, giving him seven points (one goal and six assists) in the last three games.

Notes: The six-game winning streak is Calgary's first since Feb. 2-12, 1994. ... Amonte's goal was his first in 10 games. ... Iginla has 10 goals this season, eight in the last nine games.

scoring summary
1st Period
12:54
CGY
Jarome Iginla (10) Wrist shot - ASST: Jordan Leopold (1), Andrew Ference (8)
1 - 0 CGY
14:15
CGY
Tony Amonte (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Darren McCarty (2), Dion Phaneuf (8)
2 - 0 CGY
14:59
CGY
Craig MacDonald (1) Slapshot - ASST: Steve Reinprecht (8), Roman Hamrlik (9)
3 - 0 CGY
18:05
CGY
PPG - Chuck Kobasew (7) Wrist shot - ASST: Steve Reinprecht (9), Roman Hamrlik (10)
4 - 0 CGY
2nd Period
04:19
COL
PPG - Brett Clark (2) Slapshot - ASST: Steve Konowalchuk (7), Rob Blake (9)
4 - 1 CGY
08:00
COL
PS - Alex Tanguay (6) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE
4 - 2 CGY
12:41
COL
Alex Tanguay (7) Wrist shot - ASST: Joe Sakic (9), Milan Hejduk (5)
4 - 3 CGY
3rd Period
06:50
CGY
Andrew Ference (2) Tip-in - ASST: Chuck Kobasew (3), Jarome Iginla (9)
5 - 3 CGY
penalty summary
1st Period
02:18
CGY
Stephane Yelle  Hooking against  Steve Konowalchuk
03:37
COL
Brett Clark  Tripping against  Jarome Iginla
17:02
COL
Patrice Brisebois  Hooking against  Marcus Nilson
19:40
CGY
Marcus Nilson  Hooking
2nd Period
01:14
COL
Andrew Brunette  Tripping against  Rhett Warrener
01:30
COL
Milan Hejduk  Hooking against  Daymond Langkow
02:28
CGY
Chuck Kobasew  Holding against  Steve Konowalchuk
05:02
COL
Marek Svatos  Hooking against  Shean Donovan
08:55
CGY
Rhett Warrener  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
15:44
CGY
Chuck Kobasew  Hi-sticking against  Ian Laperriere
15:44
CGY
Chuck Kobasew  Hi-sticking against  Ian Laperriere
3rd Period
00:35
COL
Alex Tanguay  Holding
07:05
CGY
Daymond Langkow  Tripping against  Brett McLean
09:24
CGY
Roman Hamrlik  Slashing against  Ian Laperriere
17:19
CGY
Chris Simon  Slashing against  Ian Laperriere
goalie stats
David Aebischer
SA: 8TOI: 14:59
Saves: 5EV: 2 - 5
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 2
SV%: .625SH: 1 - 1
Peter Budaj
SA: 16TOI: 42:45
Saves: 14EV: 6 - 7
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 7
SV%: .875SH: 2 - 2
Miikka Kiprusoff
Miikka Kiprusoff
SA: 30TOI: 60:00
Saves: 27EV: 17 - 19
PIM: 0PP: 9 - 10
SV%: .900SH: 1 - 1
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