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Flames 5, Avalanche 2

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

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

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DENVER (AP) -Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 19 shots and Matthew Lombardi had a goal and an assist to lead the Calgary Flames to a 5-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night.

Daymond Langkow, Adrian Aucoin, Stephane Yelle and Craig Conroy also scored for Calgary, which has split its last four games. Jarome Iginla and Cory Sarich each had two assists.

Joe Sakic and Brad Richardson scored for Colorado, which managed only 21 shots in losing for the fifth time in six games. The loss denied Colorado its 500th regular-season victory since moving to Denver for the 1995-96 season, and left coach Joel Quenneville one shy of his 100th win with the Avalanche.

Calgary outshot Colorado 12-4 and outplayed the Avalanche in the first period in building a 2-0 lead.

Langkow put the Flames ahead 1-0 with a backhander past Jose Theodore after teaming with Iginla on a give-and-go play at 8:04 of the first period. Kiprusoff stopped a two-shot flurry in Calgary's end to set up an off-man rush.

Sarich found then Lombardi in front of the Colorado net and Lombardi tapped the puck past Theodore at 18:46.

The Flames continued their barrage against Theodore in the second period, outshooting Colorado 15-3 and adding two more goals.

Aucoin sent a one-timer over Theodore's glove at 7:28 with the teams skating four a side. Colorado turned the puck over in its end and Yelle, a former Avalanche player, sent a wrist shot just under the crossbar at 10:24 to make 4-0.

Sakic ruined the shutout bid at 3:17 of the third period with his sixth goal, but Conroy answered for Calgary with his fourth goal at 7:44.

Richardson scored for the Avalanche at 15:21.

Notes: Colorado's season low is 18 shots against Dallas on Nov. 16 ... D Rhett Warrener was held out of the third period for Calgary with a leg injury ... Calgary was 0-for-5 on the power play and is 2-for-31 in its past nine road games ... Sakic's goal was his first goal in 12 games ... The Avalanche were 0-for-4 on the power play after going 0-for-20 on their recent four-game road trip.

scoring summary
1st Period
08:04
CGY
Daymond Langkow (9) ASST: Jarome Iginla (16), Anders Eriksson (4)
1 - 0 CGY
18:46
CGY
Matthew Lombardi (7) ASST: Cory Sarich (1)
2 - 0 CGY
2nd Period
07:28
CGY
Adrian Aucoin (3) ASST: Kristian Huselius (10), Matthew Lombardi (9)
3 - 0 CGY
10:24
CGY
Stephane Yelle (1) ASST: Dustin Boyd (1)
4 - 0 CGY
3rd Period
03:17
COL
Joe Sakic (6) ASST: Andrew Brunette (13), Jeff Finger (4)
4 - 1 CGY
07:44
CGY
Craig Conroy (4) ASST: Jarome Iginla (17), Cory Sarich (2)
5 - 1 CGY
15:41
COL
Brad Richardson (1) ASST: Scott Hannan (4), Kurt Sauer (4)
5 - 2 CGY
penalty summary
1st Period
02:30
COL
Scott Parker  Hi-sticking against  Craig Conroy
15:56
COL
Scott Hannan  Holding against  David Moss
2nd Period
02:18
CGY
Matthew Lombardi  Hooking against  Paul Stastny
05:24
COL
Scott Hannan  Holding against  Eric Godard
05:38
CGY
Craig Conroy  Tripping against  Kurt Sauer
06:03
COL
Ryan Smyth  Hooking against  Dion Phaneuf
17:11
CGY
Eric Godard  Fighting (maj) against  Scott Parker
17:11
CGY
Eric Godard  Misconduct (10 min)
17:11
CGY
Eric Godard  Instigator against  Scott Parker
17:11
COL
Scott Parker  Game misconduct
17:11
COL
Scott Parker  Cross checking (maj) against  Dion Phaneuf
17:11
COL
Scott Parker  Fighting (maj) against  Eric Godard
17:11
CGY
Eric Godard  Game misconduct
19:38
CGY
Alex Tanguay  Holding the stick against  Wyatt Smith
3rd Period
04:37
CGY
Matthew Lombardi  Hooking against  Ryan Smyth
10:28
CGY
Eric Nystrom  Holding against  Brad Richardson
13:35
CGY
Daymond Langkow  Hooking against  Brad Richardson
goalie stats
Miikka Kiprusoff
Miikka Kiprusoff
SA: 23TOI: 59:59
Saves: 21EV: 16 - 18
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 5
SV%: .913SH: 0 - 0
José Théodore
SA: 32TOI: 59:46
Saves: 27EV: 21 - 26
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 5
SV%: .844SH: 1 - 1
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