|COL||0||1||0||(0 - 0)||1|
|CGY||0||2||2||(0 - 0)||4|
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) - Owen Nolan scored twice, including an empty-net goal, to lead the Calgary Flames to their first win of the season over the Colorado Avalanche, 4-1 Tuesday night.
The Flames, who got the win despite mustering only 15 shots on goalie Jose Theodore, had lost three previous meetings this season to their Northwest-Division rivals.
Calgary captain Jarome Iginla and David Moss, with his first goal of the season, also scored for the Flames. Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 20 shots.
Marek Svatos had the goal for the Avalanche, who lost their third straight on a four-game road trip.
Colorado continued to rotate Theodore and Peter Budaj in net, and Theodore made 11 saves.
Daymond Langkow fed Moss from the boards for a tip past Theodore's glove at 15:51 of the third period to make it 3-1 for the Flames.
Iginla's goal at 10:49 of the second put Calgary up 2-1. He beat Theodore low glove side on a pass through traffic from Matthew Lombardi.
Svatos beat Kiprusoff high glove side on a feed from Paul Stastny to give Colorado a 1-0 lead at 1:54 of the second period, but Nolan tied it 8 seconds later.
Theodore got a piece of his Nolan's slap shot from the left faceoff circle, but not enough to stop it from trickling across the goal line.
Colorado was held scoreless on five chances with the man advantage, including three in the opening period.
Notes: Calgary C Mark Smith was in the lineup for injured LW Marcus Nilson (concussion). ... Colorado called up forward Cody McCormick from the AHL's Lake Erie Monsters and sent down D Jeff Jillson. ... Avalanche D Karlis Skrastins was activated after missing 12 games with a shoulder injury.
|Marek Svatos (8) Snap shot - ASST: Paul Stastny (14), Kyle Cumiskey (2)|
1 - 0 COL
|Owen Nolan (3) Slapshot - ASST: Craig Conroy (4), Rhett Warrener (3)|
1 - 1 Tie
|Jarome Iginla (12) Snap shot - ASST: Matthew Lombardi (8), Robyn Regehr (3)|
2 - 1 CGY
|David Moss (1) Tip-in - ASST: Kristian Huselius (9), Daymond Langkow (12)|
3 - 1 CGY
|EN - Owen Nolan (4) Wrist shot - ASST: Eric Nystrom (3), Craig Conroy (5)|
4 - 1 CGY
|Robyn Regehr Hi-sticking against Brad Richardson|
|Rhett Warrener Tripping against Tyler Arnason|
|Cody McCormick Fighting (maj) against Eric Godard|
|Eric Godard Fighting (maj) against Cody McCormick|
|Dion Phaneuf Tripping against Scott Hannan|
|Karlis Skrastins Holding against Jarome Iginla|
|Cody McCormick Too many men/ice - bench|
|David Moss Too many men/ice - bench|
|Craig Conroy Cross checking against Cody McCormick|
|SA: 14||TOI: 57:58|
|Saves: 11||EV: 11 - 14|
|PIM: 0||PP: 0 - 0|
|SV%: .786||SH: 0 - 0|
|SA: 21||TOI: 60:00|
|Saves: 20||EV: 17 - 18|
|PIM: 0||PP: 3 - 3|
|SV%: .952||SH: 0 - 0|