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DENVER (AP) - Ryan Smyth and Milan Hejduk scored their 300th career goals in the Colorado Avalanche's 6-2 win over the Calgary Flames on Sunday night, becoming just the second set of teammates in NHL history to reach the milestone in the same game.
Michael Cammalleri and Rene Bourque scored for the Flames, who were coming off a Saturday night home loss to Phoenix. It's the first time the team has dropped two straight in regulation since early November.
Peter Budaj stopped 39 shots to snap a personal four-game skid.
Smyth had a short-handed goal in the second period, followed by Hejduk's power-play goal 4:44 later.
The boisterous crowd gave each player a rousing ovation for their milestones.
Smyth also added two assists, and Hejduk had one.
Danny Gare and Ivan Boldirev of the Detroit Red Wings are the only other duo to reach the milestone in the same game, each scoring No. 300 on Feb. 26, 1983, against the New York Islanders.
Hejduk also became just the fourth player in franchise history to reach 300 goals, joining Joe Sakic (625), Michel Goulet (456) and Peter Stastny (380). Hejduk has spent his entire career with Colorado.
Smyth has scored 30 of his goals with Colorado, five with the New York Islanders and 265 while a member of the Edmonton Oilers.
The Avalanche held Jarome Iginla to just an assist, hid 33rd of the season. Iginla has 61 points in 70 career games against Colorado, the most of any NHL player versus the Avalanche since they moved from Quebec.
The Flames gave regular goalie Miikka Kiprusoff the night off, starting Curtis McElhinney in his place. The backup was kept busy, stopping 32 shots.
Colorado struggled to sneak anything past McElhinney in the opening 15 minutes of the first period, but finally solved him, scoring twice in a span of 1:55.
Svatos scored a power-play goal as he banked in a shot off McElhinney's left skate. Stewart soon followed with his fifth goal of the season. Stewart grabbed the puck and barreled in on a breakaway, fending off a charging Adam Pardy before beating McElhinney with a low liner.
The Avalanche had 20 shots in the period, tying a season high. The last time they had that many was Oct. 9 against Boston.
Colorado placed Ian Laperriere on the injured reserve Sunday (back). The gritty forward joins Sakic (back and hand), Paul Stastny (broken forearm), Adam Foote (triceps), Philippe Dupuis (foot) and Cody McCormick (foot) on the sideline.
Foote has started skating again, and could be back sometime after the All-Star break.
To take Laperriere's place on the roster, the team recalled forward Chris Durno from the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League. Durno played in his first NHL game Sunday night.
Notes: Avalanche F David Jones missed his third straight game because of a back injury. ... Flames RW Todd Bertuzzi was held out for a fifth game with a hip flexor injury. ... Colorado rebounded with a win after dropping the opener of an eight-game home stand. ... The Avalanche are 16-0-0 this season when leading after two periods.
|PPG - Marek Svatos (8) Backhand shot - ASST: Ryan Smyth (19), Wojtek Wolski (16)|
1 - 0 COL
|Chris Stewart (5) Wrist shot - ASST: Ruslan Salei (10), TJ Hensick (10)|
2 - 0 COL
|PPG - Mike Cammalleri (20) Slapshot - ASST: Jarome Iginla (33), Dion Phaneuf (26)|
2 - 1 COL
|SHG - Ryan Smyth (16) Wrist shot - ASST: Jordan Leopold (11)|
3 - 1 COL
|PPG - Milan Hejduk (15) Wrist shot - ASST: John-Michael Liles (17), Brett Clark (8)|
4 - 1 COL
|Rene Bourque (16) Backhand shot - ASST: Matthew Lombardi (15), Adrian Aucoin (13)|
4 - 2 COL
|Ruslan Salei (2) Slapshot - ASST: Milan Hejduk (19), Ryan Smyth (20)|
5 - 2 COL
|Cody McLeod (10) Wrist shot - ASST: Brian Willsie (3), Ben Guite (3)|
6 - 2 COL
|Mark Giordano Hooking against Tyler Arnason|
|David Moss Hi-sticking against Ruslan Salei|
|Rene Bourque Tripping against Tyler Arnason|
|Matthew Lombardi Tripping against Marek Svatos|
|Cody McLeod Hooking against Rene Bourque|
|Ruslan Salei Hi-sticking against Jarome Iginla|
|Ruslan Salei Hooking against Craig Conroy|
|Adrian Aucoin Cross checking against Chris Durno|
|Ruslan Salei Hooking against Adam Pardy|
|Mark Giordano Tripping against Ryan Smyth|
|Cody McLeod Hooking against Daymond Langkow|
|SA: 39||TOI: 59:52|
|Saves: 33||EV: 21 - 24|
|PIM: 0||PP: 11 - 13|
|SV%: .846||SH: 1 - 2|
|SA: 41||TOI: 59:59|
|Saves: 39||EV: 31 - 32|
|PIM: 0||PP: 8 - 9|
|SV%: .951||SH: 0 - 0|