Colorado 2, Calgary 1

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 9:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Calgary 34-26-6-8 20-10-1-5 14-16-5-3 L3
Colorado 40-30-3-2 22-15-0-1 18-15-3-1 W2


AVALANCHE 2, FLAMES 1 (OT): David Jones scored 3:51 into overtime as red-hot Colorado moved into sole possession of seventh place in the Western Conference.

Jones tapped in a rebound of a Paul Stastny shot for his fourth game winner of the season, lifting the Avalanche to their fifth win in the last six games. The victory allowed Colorado to leapfrog Phoenix for seventh spot in the conference, though the Coyotes have a game in hand.

Stastny had Colorado's lone regulation goal, while Semyon Varlamov preserved the win with a 31-save effort.

Matt Stajan had the regulation goal for Calgary, which sits two points back of the No. 8 seed with eight games remaining.

Stajan opened the scoring less than two minutes into the game, converting his own rebound after blowing past three Colorado players on his way to the net.

Stastny evened things just past the nine minute mark of the period, tipping home a Shane O'Brien offering past Calgary netminder Miikka Kiprusoff. The goal gave Stastny 37 points in 34 career games against the Flames.

That was all the offense in regulation, as the Flames squandered three power-play chances the rest of the way. Colorado didn't have a power play in the game.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Stajan, who has struggled for most of the season, now has eight points over his last eight games. ... Avalanche F Ryan O'Reilly left in the third period after taking a stick to the face, but returned to action moments later with gauze stuffed up his nostrils. ... Flames D Cory Sarich was hit hard by Jones early in overtime and went immediately to the locker room. ... Kiprusoff stopped 31 shots in defeat.

Top Game Performances

Calgary   Colorado
Matt Stajan 1 Points David Jones 2
Matt Stajan 1 Goals David Jones 1
Anton Babchuk 1 Assists David Jones 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Miikka Kiprusoff .939 Save Percentage Semyon Varlamov .969
Miikka Kiprusoff 31 Saves Semyon Varlamov 31

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Calgary 32 1 0-3 0-0 0 24
Colorado 33 2 0-0 3-3 6 26

Upcoming Games

  • Colorado will play its next game on the road against Arizona. The Avalanche have a W/L % of .550 after a win and .514 after a loss.
  • Calgary will play its next game on the road against Minnesota. The Flames have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .487 after a loss.
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