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Avalanche 5, Flyers 4

Monday, 06.18.2012 / 11:45 PM

Associated Press

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Avalanche 5, Flyers 4
Philadelphia Flyers 4, Colorado Avalanche 5

DENVER (AP) - David Jones scored twice, Paul Stastny had a goal and two assists and the Colorado Avalanche stopped a two-game skid with a 5-4 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night.

Craig Anderson stopped 30 shots for Colorado, which was 3-6-1 in its previous 10 games after a surprisingly strong start to the season.

Daniel Briere had two goals and two assists and Jeff Carter had two goals for the Flyers, who nearly rallied from a three-goal deficit in the third period to send it into overtime.

With the game tied two-all in the second period, the Avalanche scored three unanswered goals.

Cody McLeod scored his fifth at 6:03 of the frame and Scott Hannan chased goalie Ray Emery with his second goal of the year 3:03 later to make it 4-2.

Emery had 13 saves in a little less than half the game.

Jones greeted Brian Boucher, Emery's replacement, with his second goal of the game and 10th of the season to make it 5-2 with 4:44 left in the period.

Boucher finished with 13 saves.

The Flyers nearly tied it late in the game. Briere scored his 10th goal with 8:43 left and Carter scored one on the power play with 4:39 remaining to cut the deficit to one. The Flyers, short-handed due to Scott Hartnell's goaltender interference penalty with 2:09 left, pulled Boucher with a little more than a minute left. They had several good chances but couldn't get the equalizer.

The Avalanche wasted little time in taking the early lead. Stastny fed Wolski in front of the Flyers' net, and Jones knocked home the rebound of his linemate's shot 1:01 into the game to give Colorado a 1-0 advantage.

Just 4:31 later, Stastny took a pass from Kyle Cumisky, skated between defensemen Chris Pronger and Braydon Coburn and beat Emery with a wrist shot to make it 2-0.

The Flyers tied it with two goals in a little over a minute. Briere scored with 33.5 seconds remaining in the first period and Carter tied it when he scored his eighth goal 29 seconds into the second period.

NOTES: Hannan injured his neck on a hit by Danny Briere just after scoring his goal and did not return. ... The Flyers have lost three straight after winning seven of their previous eight games. ... Avalanche D Adam Foote (jaw) missed his third straight game.

scoring summary
1st Period
01:01
COL
David Jones (9) Wrist shot - ASST: Wojtek Wolski (11), Paul Stastny (17)
1 - 0 COL
05:32
COL
Paul Stastny (5) Wrist shot - ASST: Kyle Cumiskey (4)
2 - 0 COL
19:26
PHI
Daniel Briere (9) Slapshot - ASST: Braydon Coburn (7), Mike Richards (11)
2 - 1 COL
2nd Period
00:29
PHI
Jeff Carter (8) Wrist shot - ASST: Daniel Briere (5), Scott Hartnell (9)
2 - 2 Tie
06:03
COL
Cody McLeod (5) Wrist shot - ASST: Ryan O'Reilly (12), Chris Stewart (6)
3 - 2 COL
09:06
COL
Scott Hannan (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Paul Stastny (18)
4 - 2 COL
15:16
COL
David Jones (10) Wrap-around - ASST: Ryan O'Reilly (13), John-Michael Liles (6)
5 - 2 COL
3rd Period
11:17
PHI
Daniel Briere (10) Wrist shot - ASST: Scott Hartnell (10), Daniel Carcillo (2)
5 - 3 COL
15:21
PHI
PPG - Jeff Carter (9) Wrist shot - ASST: Oskars Bartulis (2), Daniel Briere (6)
5 - 4 COL
penalty summary
1st Period
12:09
PHI
Chris Pronger  Hooking against  Marek Svatos
2nd Period
02:29
COL
David Koci  Tripping against  David Laliberte
03:15
PHI
Daniel Briere  Hooking against  Ryan O'Reilly
12:46
PHI
Ian Laperriere  Unsportsmanlike conduct against  Cody McLeod
12:46
COL
Cody McLeod  Roughing against  Ian Laperriere
12:46
PHI
Ian Laperriere  Roughing against  Cody McLeod
16:29
PHI
Claude Giroux  Fighting (maj) against  Marek Svatos
16:29
COL
Marek Svatos  Fighting (maj) against  Claude Giroux
3rd Period
08:42
PHI
Daniel Carcillo  Cross checking against  Matt Duchene
13:45
COL
Darcy Tucker  Too many men/ice - bench
17:51
PHI
Scott Hartnell  Interference on goalkeeper against  Craig Anderson
19:56
PHI
Jeff Carter  Interference against  John-Michael Liles
goalie stats
Ray Emery
Ray Emery
SA: 17TOI: 29:06
Saves: 13EV: 12 - 16
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 1
SV%: .765SH: 0 - 0
Brian Boucher
Brian Boucher
1-2-0
SA: 14TOI: 29:56
Saves: 13EV: 10 - 11
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: .929SH: 0 - 0
Craig Anderson
SA: 34TOI: 60:00
Saves: 30EV: 23 - 26
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 5
SV%: .882SH: 3 - 3
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