|CGY||3||1||0||(0 - 0)||4|
|COL||0||1||2||(0 - 0)||3|
DENVER (AP) - Miikka Kiprusoff made 36 saves, Lee Stempniak had a goal and assist, and the Calgary Flames held on to beat the Colorado Avalanche 4-3 on Saturday night.
Jarome Iginla, Paul Byron and Curtis Glencross also scored for the Flames, who have beaten Colorado eight straight times and twice in six days.
The Avalanche haven't beaten the Flames since Oct. 28, 2010, in the first meeting between the teams last season. Calgary won the final five matchups last season and the first three this season.
Colorado tried to rally at home for the second straight game. The Avalanche trailed the New York Islanders 3-0 on Thursday before winning 4-3 in overtime.
The task was too tough this time against Kiprusoff. The Avalanche fell behind 4-0 before finally getting a puck past him when Hejduk scored his seventh of the season with 6:44 left in the second period.
Duchene added his sixth goal 26 seconds into the third to cut the deficit to 4-2, and Jones made it a one-goal game when he scored off a deflection with 4:35 left.
Varlamov went off for an extra skater with 1:44 remaining, and Olli Jokinen was called for delay of game 10 seconds later to give Colorado a 6-on-4 skating advantage. Kiprusoff made four saves in the final 90 seconds, including a pad stop with 4.2 seconds to go.
The Flames continued their dominance of the Avalanche early. Byron scored his first of the season 2:06 in when he slipped past the defense, took a pass from Derek Smith and beat Varlamov.
A little more than three minutes later, Iginla made it 2-0 when defenseman Ryan Wilson's clearing attempt went off Alex Tanguay's leg and right to Iginla, who batted the puck past Varlamov.
Glencross made it 3-0 when he scored at 14:11 of the first, four seconds after Colorado killed off a penalty to Landeskog.
Stempniak scored on a backhand midway through the second period to push the lead to four goals.
NOTES: Calgary's Jay Bouwmeester notched his 200th career assist on Iginla's goal. ... RW David Moss played in his 300th NHL game, all with Calgary. ... Avalanche F Peter Mueller (head) has been practicing with the team but hasn't been cleared to play. He has missed 14 games.
|Paul Byron (1) ASST: Derek Smith (1), Lee Stempniak (4)|
1 - 0 CGY
|Jarome Iginla (5) ASST: Jay Bouwmeester (4), Alex Tanguay (9)|
2 - 0 CGY
|Curtis Glencross (5) ASST: Tom Kostopoulos (3), David Moss (4)|
3 - 0 CGY
|Lee Stempniak (3) ASST: Roman Horak (4)|
4 - 0 CGY
|Milan Hejduk (7) ASST: Jan Hejda (4), Joakim Lindstrom (3)|
4 - 1 CGY
|Matt Duchene (6) ASST: Shane O'Brien (6), Milan Hejduk (5)|
4 - 2 CGY
|David Jones (6) ASST: Ryan O'Reilly (10), Ryan Wilson (9)|
4 - 3 CGY
|Gabriel Landeskog Hooking against Alex Tanguay|
|Scott Hannan Hi-sticking against Paul Stastny|
|TJ Galiardi Roughing against Miikka Kiprusoff|
|Ryan O'Byrne Elbowing against Lee Stempniak|
|Roman Horak Slashing against Matt Duchene|
|Mark Giordano Interference against Gabriel Landeskog|
|Tom Kostopoulos Cross checking against Matt Duchene|
|Olli Jokinen Delaying Game-Puck over glass|
|SA: 39||TOI: 59:39|
|Saves: 36||EV: 26 - 29|
|PIM: 0||PP: 7 - 7|
|SV%: .923||SH: 3 - 3|
|SA: 20||TOI: 58:09|
|Saves: 16||EV: 13 - 17|
|PIM: 0||PP: 2 - 2|
|SV%: .800||SH: 1 - 1|