Calgary 3, Colorado 2

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, December 8, 2011 9:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Colorado 13-15-1-0 7-9-0-0 6-6-1-0 L2
Calgary 13-13-1-1 7-5-1-1 6-8-0-0 W2

Recap

Olli Jokinen scored with 4:50 left in the third period and the Calgary Flames’ slumbering power play woke up at home to defeat Colorado 3-2 on Thursday for their ninth straight victory over the Avalanche.

Miikka Kiprusoff turned aside 16 shots to win his 10th straight against Colorado – including four this season – and hand the Avalanche their seventh straight loss on the road.

After T.J. Galiardi received a double-minor for high-sticking, Lee Stempniak and Curtis Glencross scored power-play goals 1:26 apart to put the Flames ahead 2-1.

The Flames entered the game with the NHL’s worst power play at home (3-for-47) and were 0-for-5 on Thursday prior to the outburst.

Glencross, who missed Tuesday’s 7-6 victory over Carolina because of the flu, also provided Jokinen with a beautiful cross-ice pass on the winning goal as Calgary improved to 5-1-1 in last seven games.

Galiardi made amends when he tied it 2-2 at 9:58 with his third goal in four games.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped a season-high 32 shots, including 25 in the first two periods.

Matt Duchene snapped a wrist shot past Kiprusoff at 15:15 of the second period for his team-high 10th goal of the season.

Colorado was without forwards Paul Stastny and Kevin Porter. Stastny missed his second straight game with a torso injury and Porter began serving a four-game suspension for his knee-to-knee hit Tuesday on Vancouver’s David Booth.

Top Game Performances

Colorado   Calgary
Matt Duchene 1 Points Curtis Glencross 2
Matt Duchene 1 Goals Curtis Glencross 1
Jan Hejda 1 Assists Brendan Morrison 2
N/A Power Play Goals Curtis Glencross 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jean-Sebastien Giguere .914 Save Percentage Miikka Kiprusoff .889
Jean-Sebastien Giguere 32 Saves Miikka Kiprusoff 16

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Colorado 18 2 0-2 6-8 16 27
Calgary 35 3 2-8 2-2 4 32

Upcoming Games

  • Calgary will play their next game at home against Edmonton . The Flames have a W/L % of .231 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Colorado will play their next game on the road against Edmonton . The Avalanche have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .467 after a loss.
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