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game recap

Flames 5, Avalanche 2

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

Associated Press

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Flames 5, Avalanche 2
Colorado Avalanche 2, Calgary Flames 5

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -The Calgary Flames cured their ailing power play by focusing on the basics.

Dion Phaneuf had a goal and an assist and the Flames scored three power-play goals in a 5-2 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night.

Jarome Iginla, Roman Hamrlik, and former Avalanche standout Alex Tanguay also scored for Calgary, which ranked 26th in the league in power-play percentage coming into the game. The Flames went 3-for-5 on the power play and also scored just 1 second after another man advantage expired.

"We were getting away from the things that we do well," said Matthew Lombardi, who scored one of the power-play goals. "Tonight, we got back to doing those little things like getting pucks through, having guys in front, picking up rebounds, and taking pucks to the net."

Paul Stastny and Wojtek Wolski had third-period goals for the Avalanche. Jose Theodore finished with 32 saves.

"When you're playing within your division, that's four points that we just lost," Stastny said. "Now we have to forget about that and look forward to Edmonton (Thursday night)."

Miikka Kiprusoff had 23 stops for the Flames.

Iginla's first-period goal put Calgary in front 1-0 and Stastny and Brett Clark were whistled for minor penalties early in the second to give the Flames a 5-on-3 power play. Phaneuf then beat Theodore with a drive from the blue line at 3:15, making it 2-0.

Lombardi knocked in Chuck Kobasew's rebound 1:25 later for another power-play tally for the Flames.

"It was a good night on the power play," Iginla said. "We were moving it better and creating more time and space for everybody. We knew this was a huge game for us."

Calgary led 4-0 in the third when Stastny scored 59 seconds into the period with the Avalanche enjoying a two-man advantage.

"They got the momentum on the power play then they scored those two goals in less than 2 minutes there and that's really hard," Wolski said.

Notes: Kiprusoff's 77th career victory with the Flames moves him past Phil Myre into fourth for most wins with the franchise. ... Calgary LW Jeff Friesen has gone 35 games without a goal. ... Former Flame Jordan Leopold, recovering from hernia surgery, is expected to make his Colorado debut Saturday night in Vancouver.

scoring summary
1st Period
14:51
CGY
PPG - Jarome Iginla (12) ASST: Dion Phaneuf (10), Daymond Langkow (12)
1 - 0 CGY
2nd Period
03:15
CGY
PPG - Dion Phaneuf (5) ASST: Alex Tanguay (16), Roman Hamrlik (6)
2 - 0 CGY
04:40
CGY
PPG - Matthew Lombardi (8) ASST: Chuck Kobasew (7), Kristian Huselius (5)
3 - 0 CGY
15:31
CGY
Roman Hamrlik (2) ASST: Kristian Huselius (6), Chuck Kobasew (8)
4 - 0 CGY
3rd Period
00:59
COL
PPG - Paul Stastny (6) ASST: Joe Sakic (15), John-Michael Liles (12)
4 - 1 CGY
04:07
CGY
Alex Tanguay (5) ASST: Daymond Langkow (13), Jarome Iginla (14)
5 - 1 CGY
15:26
COL
Wojtek Wolski (7) ASST: Patrice Brisebois (7), Paul Stastny (13)
5 - 2 CGY
penalty summary
1st Period
11:00
COL
Marek Svatos  Hi-sticking against  Jarome Iginla
11:00
COL
Marek Svatos  Hi-sticking against  Jarome Iginla
16:34
CGY
Darren McCarty  Too many men/ice - bench
2nd Period
02:57
COL
Brett Clark  Holding against  Byron Ritchie
02:57
COL
Paul Stastny  Hi-sticking against  Byron Ritchie
06:29
COL
Ian Laperriere  Fighting (maj) against  Darren McCarty
06:29
CGY
Darren McCarty  Fighting (maj) against  Ian Laperriere
13:30
COL
Mark Rycroft  Slashing against  Andrew Ference
16:07
CGY
Robyn Regehr  Slashing against  Tyler Arnason
19:00
CGY
Daymond Langkow  Holding against  Brad Richardson
3rd Period
00:07
CGY
Robyn Regehr  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
16:22
CGY
Alex Tanguay  Tripping against  Joe Sakic
goalie stats
José Théodore
SA: 37TOI: 60:00
Saves: 32EV: 26 - 28
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 8
SV%: .865SH: 1 - 1
Miikka Kiprusoff
Miikka Kiprusoff
SA: 25TOI: 59:50
Saves: 23EV: 15 - 16
PIM: 0PP: 8 - 9
SV%: .920SH: 0 - 0
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