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NHL Game Summary - Colorado at Calgary



(Thursday, November 27th)

Final Score: Colorado 6, Calgary 5 (OT)

Calgary, AB (Sports Network) - Derek Morris' goal midway through overtime lifted Colorado over Calgary, 6-5, in a wild one at the Saddledome.

Adam Foote, Milan Hejduk, Joe Sakic, Teemu Selanne and Travis Brigley all found the back of the net for Colorado, which snapped a two-game slide and improved to 6-2-0-1 away from home this season.

David Aebischer made 27 saves for the Avalanche, including one in overtime. Foote added a pair of assists and Hejduk and Sakic chipped in with one helper apiece.

Oleg Saprykin led the Calgary scoring attack with a pair of goals, as the Flames had their three-game winning streak snapped. Shean Donovan, Jordan Leopold and Andrew Ference also scored, while Miikka Kiprusoff turned aside just 18 of the 24 shots he faced.

Alex Tanguay set up the game-winner for Colorado, skating into the Calgary zone before stopping in the right circle and threading a pass through the defense. Cutting to the net, Morris picked up the puck and wristed a soft shot over Kiprusoff's glove for the win at 2:24.

The scoring flurry began early when Foote's fourth of the season gave the Avs a 1-0 lead just 1:02 into the game. Donovan evened the score quickly, however, when he broke free shorthanded, made a nice move in front of Aebischer and lofted a backhand top-shelf at 5:52 of the first.

Saprykin then gave Calgary the brief advantage with his second at 9:39, but Hejduk evened things up again with a rebound goal less than three minutes later.

Leopold restored Calgary's lead on a power play at 7:45 of the second, beating a sprawled Aebischer from the right circle.

But Sakic responded with a power play goal at 13:09, walking the puck in on Kiprusoff from below the right circle before lofting it top-shelf for the 3-3 tie.

Selanne then scored shorthanded with 2:50 remaining in the second period, stripping Kiprusoff behind the net and whipping around front for the easy goal and a 4-3 Colorado lead.

Saprykin's second of the game knotted the score at 4-4 just 1:02 into the third period, but the Avs regained their advantage on Brigley's deflection at 5:55.

But the Flames weren't done.

Ference took advantage of traffic in front of the Colorado net for his second goal of the season, slapping the puck past Aebischer for a 5-5 tie with 8:07 remaining in regulation.

Game Notes

The Flames, who were playing the fourth leg of a six-game homestand, are 5-5-0-1 at home this season...The road team in this series is 5-2-4 in the last 11 meetings...The Avs are unbeaten in their last five (3-0-2) in Calgary and 8-1-2 in their last 11 visits.

11/28 00:05:33 ET


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