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Avalanche 4, Flames 3

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 2:49 AM

Associated Press

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Avalanche 4, Flames 3
Calgary Flames 3, Colorado Avalanche 4

DENVER (AP) - Marek Svatos scored twice, Peter Budaj stopped 36 shots and the Colorado Avalanche ended a four-game slide with a 4-3 victory over the Calgary Flames on Monday night.

Milan Hejduk and Ruslan Salei also scored for the Avs, who are 2-5 during a season-high eight-game homestand.

Rene Bourque, Adrian Aucoin and Jarome Iginla scored for the Flames, whose three-game winning streak came to an end.

It was the first multi-goal game of the season for Svatos, who also had an assist. Ryan Smyth and Tyler Arnason each added two assists.

The Avalanche improved to 17-0-0 when taking a lead into the third period as Budaj preserved the win with numerous stops late in the game.

Calgary pulled Miikka Kiprusoff with 1:03 remaining, but drew a penalty for having too many men on the ice when Kiprusoff hesitated. An additional minor for unsportsmanlinke conduct was added to the Flames.

The Avalanche couldn't score an empty-net goal and remain the only team in the league without one. The last team to go an entire season without an empty-net goal was the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2005-06.

Kiprusoff finished with 38 saves, but lost for the first time in five games against Colorado this season.

Hejduk's power-play goal in the second period gave him 636 points in his career, tying Anton Stastny for fifth place on the franchise's career list.

Iginla continues to have success against the Avalanche. With his wrist-shot goal, he has 62 points in 71 career games against Colorado. It's the most of any NHL player against the Avalanche since they moved from Quebec.

The Flames took an early lead on Bourque's 17th goal of the season early in the first period. The Avalanche tied it up soon after when Svatos tapped a puck past Kiprusoff on a pass from Arnason.

Bourque's goal came on a rebound after Budaj stopped a shot from Todd Bertuzzi.

This was the last meeting of the season between these two Northwest Division rivals. The Flames won the series, 4-2.

Notes: Salei now has three goals this season, two against the Flames. ... Referee Kerry Fraser officiated in his 1,800th NHL game. ... Flames LW Andre Roy played in his 500th career game. ... The Avalanche is 5-0-1 all-time on Groundhog Day. ... The Avalanche snapped a string of allowing a power play goal in 10 straight games. ... The Flames face Dallas on Tuesday night.

scoring summary
1st Period
07:43
CGY
Rene Bourque (17) ASST: Todd Bertuzzi (21), Daymond Langkow (23)
1 - 0 CGY
12:37
COL
Marek Svatos (10) ASST: Tyler Arnason (12)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
00:34
COL
PPG - Milan Hejduk (19) ASST: Marek Svatos (13), Ryan Smyth (23)
2 - 1 COL
02:23
CGY
Adrian Aucoin (8) ASST: Craig Conroy (21)
2 - 2 Tie
03:26
COL
Ruslan Salei (3) ASST: Brett Clark (9), Ryan Smyth (24)
3 - 2 COL
11:01
CGY
Jarome Iginla (20) ASST: NONE
3 - 3 Tie
15:22
COL
Marek Svatos (11) ASST: Cody McLeod (4), Tyler Arnason (13)
4 - 3 COL
3rd Period
NONE
penalty summary
1st Period
01:48
COL
Ian Laperriere  Fighting (maj) against  Mark Giordano
01:48
CGY
Mark Giordano  Fighting (maj) against  Ian Laperriere
19:13
CGY
Adrian Aucoin  Holding the stick against  Cody McLeod
2nd Period
16:32
COL
Cody McCormick  Hooking against  David Moss
3rd Period
08:32
CGY
Mark Giordano  Hooking against  Ryan Smyth
11:38
COL
Brett Clark  Hi-sticking against  Jarome Iginla
19:02
CGY
Andre Roy  Too many men/ice - bench
19:02
CGY
Eric Nystrom  Abuse of officials - bench
goalie stats
Miikka Kiprusoff
Miikka Kiprusoff
30-13-3
SA: 42TOI: 58:59
Saves: 38EV: 32 - 35
PIM: 0PP: 6 - 7
SV%: .905SH: 0 - 0
Peter Budaj
SA: 39TOI: 60:00
Saves: 36EV: 32 - 35
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: .923SH: 1 - 1
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