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NHL Game Summary - Colorado at Calgary



(Monday, March 13th)

Final Score: Calgary 4, Colorado 3

Calgary, AB (Sports Network) - Jarome Iginla scored two goals to lift the Calgary Flames past the Colorado Avalanche, 4-3, in the finale of a home-and- home series at the Saddledome.

Bryan Marchment and Chuck Kobasew tallied a goal apiece and Miikka Kiprusoff made 26 saves for the Flames, who have won two of their last three games. Daymond Langkow added two assists for Calgary.

The Avalanche defeated the Flames, 3-0, in Denver on Sunday.

Alex Tanguay registered a goal and an assist and Peter Budaj stopped 26 shots for the Avalanche, who had a three-game winning streak halted. Joe Sakic and Milan Hejduk also notched a goal apiece for Colorado.

"We were a lot better offensively," Iginla said. "It was great start. It was a big boost for us. It was nice to have a shot right back at the Avalanche after they beat us."

Calgary scored the first three goals of the game to establish a commanding lead.

The Flames drew first blood 8:43 into the first period after Iginla controlled a rebound on the doorstep and tapped a shot past Budaj's left pad for a 1-0 lead.

Just over a minute later, Marchment slid a shot along the ice from the left point that snaked past a screened Budaj to make it 2-0.

Less than three minutes into the middle frame, Iginla scored his 30th goal of the season while on the power play after his one-timer from the left circle beat Budaj stick side for a 3-0 lead.

Colorado began its comeback bid 4:33 into the final frame after Sakic skated out from behind the Flames' net and beat Kiprusoff from below the left circle to make it 3-1. The Avalanche pulled within one less than four minutes later while on the power play as Hejduk's one-timer from the left side netted his 20th of the season to make it a 3-2 game.

Calgary regained a two-goal lead with less than four minutes left in regulation. Kobasew one-timed a shot from the slot past Budaj after a pass from Chris Simon to make it a 4-2 advantage.

Colorado pulled Budaj with over a minute left and scored after Tanguay's one- timer from the left circle beat an out-of-position Kiprusoff to pull the Avs back within one, but they didn't get any closer.

Game Notes

The win also moved the Flames a point ahead of the Avs for the Northwest Division lead...The Avs have lost just three times in their last 14 visits to Calgary...Calgary has just 19 goals in its last nine games...Colorado has split six meetings with the Flames this season....Colorado center Pierre Turgeon had two assists.

03/14 00:12:00 ET


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